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.
Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942
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Upcoming WYC Social Events
Date: 30/01/2017 - 11:00
The bar will be closed Monday afternoon on 30th January for the fitting of some new lines. it will be open as normal in the evening. Come and sample the new products.
Date: 04/02/2017 - 14:00
Scotland v Ireland 2:25pm, then England v France 4:50pm
Date: 04/02/2017 - 19:30
Note: Rescheduled to 4th Feb! Back by popular demand, it's Ian and Phil's Laid Back Quiz Night! Who's in your dream team? Pick 8 and be ready for 7.30pm! Book a table with the bar.
Date: 05/02/2017 - 15:00
Italy v Wales at 2:00pm
Date: 11/02/2017 - 14:00
Italy v Ireland at 2:25pm, then Wales v England at 4:50pm
Date: 12/02/2017 - 15:00
France v Scotland at 3:00pm
Date: 17/02/2017 - 19:30
Valentine's Day Meal
Date: 25/02/2017 - 10:00
A one day course run by RYA National Race Officer Ted Temple on 25th Feb, starting at 10am. The course is free and ideal for individuals with little or no Race Officer experience, or as good refresher for those wanting to brush up on their Race Officer skills. Click here for more information.
Date: 25/02/2017 - 14:00
Scotland v Wales at 2:25pm, then Ireland v France at 4:50pm
Date: 26/02/2017 - 15:00
England v Italy at 3:00pm
Whitstable Yacht Club news
We regret to report that Bob Long passed away on Wednesday. Bob was a very active member of the Merlin Rocket Class, particularly in the early days of the class in the 50s and 60s, although he was actively sailing them at Whitstable until around 2007. Our deepest condolences to his friends and family. More
WYC Cadets Easter Sailing Courses
Places are selling fast for the amazing value courses for the Easter Sailing courses at Westbere lake.
Week one 4-6 April only one space left.
Week two 11-13 April only a few spaces left
We are pleased to confirm dates for bookings so far received. From now on please book the second week to have more chance of getting a place.
These courses are incredible value at just £65 for the 3 day courses. Please call the office or Richard Maltby, the Club Principal, for more details.
Yacht Club Members showing at the Fish Slab Gallery
Two Whitstable Yacht Club members, Helen Wild and Robin South, along with Linda Karlsen have formed Saxon Shore Studios and the trio will be holding an exhibition at Fish Slab Art Gallery late January.
Each will be showing a variety of ten or more new works of art and the exhibition starts on Wednesday 25th and closes on Tuesday 31st January 2017.
FISH SLAB GALLERY, 11 Oxford Street, Whitstable. Open each day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. From 24th until 31st January 2017
Safety Boat and Power Boat courses
Oyster Coast Water Sports on the East side of the Harbour will be running an RYA Safety Boat Course on 1st and 2nd April, and WYC members can get a significant discount on the price! An RYA Power Boat Level 2 is a pre-requisite requirement for the course, but they'll also be running PB2 courses this year. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and mention you're a WYC member! More
Bar - new range fitting
The bar will be closed Monday afternoon 30th January for the fitting of some new lines. it will be open as normal in the evening. Come and sample the new products. More
We regret to report that Diane Lamberton passed away last Wednesday. Our deepest condolences. A very great loss not only for Larry and for Diane's family, but also for the RNLI and Whitstable communities, who she loved and who loved her in return. She will be greatly missed by all of us at WYC. Diane’s funeral will be at Barham Crematorium on Tuesday 31st January at 3.20pm. More
POSTPONED to 4th Feb: Ian and Phil’s Laid Back Quiz Night!
It's so laid back it's moved by 2 weeks!
Back by popular demand, it's Ian and Phil's Laid Back Quiz Night! Who's in your dream team? Pick 8 and be ready for 7.30pm on Saturday 4th February. Book a table with the bar! More
Storm damage to the club ramp
Many members will already have seen, either in person or from the photos on social media, that the WYC club ramp has suffered significant damage in the storms on Friday. A group of club members, including those with experience in construction and marine engineering, have been working to enact repairs and maintenance on the ramp. However as the phrase goes, "no plan survives contact with the enemy", and unfortunately the sea has acted quicker to destruct the ramp, than we could apply the fixes to strengthen the ramp! A small team, (thanks David, Phil, Ian and Robert!) spent Saturday morning recovering a large section of the ramp and ensuring that it is not lost, and can't do further damage, but more of the ramp is loose and will need further repair.
We will be assessing the ramp over the coming week, and doing further work to dismantle the section covered by water to understand how much of the structure is sound, and how much will need to be replaced. We will provide further information when we know more.
Please do not use or walk on the section of the ramp covered by the tide at this time as it is dangerous. More
Birds eye view - Drone video footage of Winter Series Race 5
Great footage shot by B14 sailor Mark Barnes and edited by Laser sailor Paul Kelly showing highlights from the Winter Series Race 5 on 27th November last year. Seeing the racing from this angle really brings a new dimension to the sport, thanks Mark and Paul!
Laser by Drone from Paul Kelly on Vimeo. More
Club Race Officer Training
This one day course run by RYA National Race Officer Ted Temple will be held at WYC for members on 25th February starting at 10am. The course is free, and ideal for individuals with little or no Race Officer experience. Additionally it would be a good refresher for those who find the annual duty a little bit daunting or would like to brush up on the above skills.
1. To provide a basic syllabus for club race management courses that can be adapted to a club’s needs.
2. To achieve a minimum standard of race management within a club.
3. To teach basic signalling, course laying, the basic routines of starting, managing and finishing races and safety.
Please email Peter Gowing to book a place: email@example.com. More
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