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Whitstable Yacht Club

Welcome to the WYC

Whitstable Yacht Club is one of the oldest and largest sailing clubs in England. The Club is situated on the north coast of Kent where the Thames Estuary meets the North Sea. WYC offers sailing in sheltered waters at all times of the tide for catamarans, dinghies, and windsurfers with yachts in nearby creeks which dry out.

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Upcoming WYC events

August Regatta

Event start: 23/08/2014
Three days of racing over the Bank Holiday weekend. Notice of Race: NOR_august_regatta_2014a.doc

Vattenfall Forts Race

Event start: 13/09/2014
The UK’s premier catamaran long distance race, now in it’s 19th year. See for more information. Notice of Race and Entry Form

Dart 18 Open

Event start: 11/10/2014

Contact Us

Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942

Whitstable Yacht Club news

Hog roast this Saturday

Hog Don't forget to buy your tickets for the Hog Roast this Saturday at Whitstable Yacht Club. Tickets can be bought in advance from the bar, and the food will be served from 6.30pm. The Hog Roast kicks off an evening of entertainment, including an auction in aid of the Committee Boat (more details coming soon), and a band. Don't miss out!

Well done to Alastair Gould

Regular WYC sailor Alastair Gould took part in the Musto Skiff Nationals last weekend. His practice in all weathers at Whitstable obviously paid off as out of the 59 entries, he was one of the few competitors to complete all 10 races, in especially testing conditions. Alastair ended up in 45th place overall, a respectable position given the strong national and international competition! For the full results and write up head to

Race Officer and Safety Boat Crew needed for Wednesday Evening Series this week

We haven't yet had anyone come forward yet to volunteer to be Race Officer or Safety Boat Crew for this Wednesday's (20th August) Evening Series race. If you are available to help out, please come to the club on Wednesday evening and make yourself known to the sailors and Safety Boat driver. The race starts at 7pm, so the Race Officer and Safety Boat Crew will be needed from 6pm.


The next family and cadet session is scheduled for this Sunday, 24 August from 2pm. A safety boat will be out on the water to supervise any children who would like to go afloat. Please be rigged and ready to go for 2pm and register with the onshore coordinator on arrival. The onshore coordinator will be situated by the deck/raceboard. For those that don’t have a boat, there will be a couple of club Mirror dinghies available for use. Following the sailing there will be a bring your own picnic (or, alternatively, fish and chips from the local chip shop). Please remember that children need to be accompanied by an adult. Sailing Sec

Congratulations Tom Pygall - Merlin Rocket National Champion

WYC member, Tom Pygall sailing with Olympic Silver medalist Stu Bithell, has won a very windy Merlin Rocket National championship at Looe. Day by day reports of the racing, together with some stunning videos can be seen on the Yachts and Yachting website. The videos are essential viewing for anyone interested in dinghy racing. This is the second time Tom had been champion, having won the title with Andy "Taxi" Davis at Hayling Island in 2011. Well sailed Tom, we are proud of you.

August Regatta

It's going to be a great Bank Holiday Weekend!
August Bank Holiday programme

Sale of Lost Property

Sale of lost property 23rd & 24th August. All proceeds to club funds.If you have lost any items please leave details with the office or bar and we will try to identify them before the sale. Items unclaimed or unsold by 1st September will be removed from the premises.

August Regatta 2014 Notice of Race

The Notice of Race for the August Regatta has been released. View it here

August Regatta Saturday 23rd August

Saturday 23rd August Hopefully after a great days sailing there is a fun packed evening ahead. 6.30-7.30 Hog Roast - tickets £8.50 to buy behind bar from Wednesday 13th. Limited numbers. 7:30 Auction to raise money for committee boat, more items would be welcome. 8:30 Band - Waiting for confirmation but should be The Nagasaki 3.

Harbour Day Thanks

Did you visit Whitstable Harbour Day on Saturday? Whitstable Yacht Club was well represented with a stand on the East Quay with an F18, Tasar, Topaz and Lasers on display, as well as a few of the White Horses Whitstable Floating Gallery Art Laser Sails. We had a good amount of interest, speaking with interested members of the public, including some potential new members, and had a great time representing WYC at this great Whitstable event. Thanks to all the volunteers from the club who helped with this event, including Stephen & Mei Baker Francis Stileman, Dick Ledger, Abby & Chris Zambinski, Andy and Evo Jackson, Peter Johnson, Paul Kelly, John & Phillipa Bloyce, Robert Govier, Richard Earland, Theresa Page, Patty & Todd Baker, Harvey & Mary Williams, Tom Bruton Jnr and Jason Wild. Harbour Day Harbour Day

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