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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.

Contact Us

Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942
office@wyc.org.uk

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Upcoming WYC events

Man Of Kent

Event start: 10/06/2017
imageMan Of Kent 2017 at Whitstable Yacht Club. Download the Notice Of Race, Sailing Instructions and Course Charts. Results are online here.

Merlin Rocket Open

Event start: 24/06/2017
Merlin Rocket Open 2017 - 24th and 25th June Merlin Rocket Open - 24th & 25th June. Download the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, and Course Chart

RS Feva/Tera Open

Event start: 08/07/2017
WYC is hosting a combined RS Feva Grand Prix / RS Tera Open Meeting on the 8th / 9th July.
RS Tera: RS Tera Notice of Race, details on the RS Tera website, and online entry at RSTeraWYC2017.eventbrite.co.uk.
RS Feva:RS Feva Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions & Event Specific SI Appendix. Event details and online entry on the RS Feva website

WYC Laser Fest’ 17

Event start: 15/07/2017
Laser Fest' 17WYC Laser Fest' 17 - 15th & 16th July. Two days of great Laser racing and social events. Open to all Laser sailors in East Kent. All levels welcome. Entry Fees: £10 per day, £5 for WYC members.

Dawes Cup

Event start: 30/07/2017
Dawes Cup - Sunday 30th July

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Upcoming WYC Social Events

Autumn Working Party

Date: 29/10/2017 - 12:00
Autumn Working Party

Annual Prizegiving & Laying-up Supper

Date: 11/11/2017 - 19:00
Annual Prizegiving & Laying-up Supper

Meeting of Sailors

Date: 12/11/2017 - 12:00
Meeting of Sailors

Winter Series Prize Giving

Date: 17/12/2017 - 13:00
Winter Series Prize Giving

More Social Events

Whitstable Yacht Club news

West Quay boat parking - new fence and lock

To help improve the security of the West Quay boat parking area the club has installed fencing with a locked gate. The gate is secured with a combination lock, so if you need access, please contact the club office or bar for the code. Thanks to Dickie, Kelvin, Ian, Dave, Robert and Alex for installing the fencing on Saturday morning, and Kelvin for organising. Share›

EYKA Man of Kent 2017 Photos

Close starts!
The photos (over 100!) from the Man of Kent 2017 are now available to view and buy at www.championmarinephotography.co.uk. Thanks to Nick Champion for coming out on a rough and windy day to take such great shots!
For more information, report and results for the event, see wyc.org.uk/news/eyka-man-of-kent-2017-report
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Well done to WYC Cadet Thea!

WYC cadet Thea Eaton-Baudains put in a blistering performance in the KSSA New Racers event at Redoubt Sailing Club on 10th June and came in 4th after 4 races in the Topper fleet! A great result for her first event. Full results are at www.kssa.co.uk/91Results/old_results/2017/NewRacers.htm. Share›

EYKA Man of Kent 2017 report

Close starts!
The 2017 Man of Kent regatta was held on Saturday 10th June, hosted this year by Whitstable Yacht Club. Tom Coley from Hythe & Saltwood SC won the event and the Man of Kent trophy with two firsts and a second. That pushed Peter Noble from Broadstairs SC into second with two seconds and a first. Nigel Brown from Whitstable YC in his Laser maintained consistent throughout the racing to take third overall with three third places. Alex Head from Downs SC in his Topper took the Junior trophy in 9th place overall, and junior sailors Hanna Mumford and Tara Head from Downs SC took the Ladies trophy in their RS200 with 13th place overall. The Team trophy was handed to Broadstairs Sailing Club, with Whitstable Yacht Club coming in second. For the full report and more photos, see www.yachtsandyachting.com.
Photos by Nick Champion at www.championmarinephotography.co.uk Share›

2017 B14 GUL National and Open Championships early bird entry available

The 2017 B14 GUL National and Open Championships at Whitstable Yacht Club is only 6 weeks away, and promises to be a great event! Taking place over the 4 days prior to Whitstable Week, and sponsored by GUL Performance Apparel, the 10 race event should be an exciting test of skill throughout the fleet. Early-bird entry is available, so to save £20 off the entry fee go to b14nats2017.eventbrite.co.uk to enter now. More details of the event, including NoR and SIs can be found at our event page at wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/events. Share›

Yacht Club Yoga

WYC Yoga
The first Yacht Club Yoga session took place this week on a beautiful Whitstable evening, and all the participants felt supple and relaxed after their class. This will now be a regular Tuesday evening session at the club, from 6.30 - 7.45, and costs £6 per class (payable on the night). The session is suitable for beginners and is run by Yacht Club member Yvo Meredith, who is a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher. Places are limited, so if you would like to join the class please email Yvo on: yvo.meredith@btopenworld.com to book your place. Share›

RYA RTC inspection

Our RYA recognised training centre inspection took place Wednesday evening. After careful inspection of our procedures/paperwork the inspector looked at our equipment and activities on the water, including instruction. There was no action required and we passed with flying colours!
A very special thanks must be made to our Principal, Richard Maltby. Thanks also to our chief instructor and to all the instructors and volunteers who help with training. Richard is a true professional and he has a great team supporting him. Share›

Bar product increase

Due to price increases a couple of products have gone up.
Guinness Surger now £3.20
Hendricks Gin now £2.10

All other prices are unchanged. Share›

New engine for WYC Patrol Boat

A WYC Patrol Boat in action
The General Committee have approved the purchase of a new engine for one of the club patrol boats, to replace the engine that is beyond economic repair. The engine is expected to be delivered and installed before the Man of Kent regatta on 10th June, and will be funded by the generous bequests provided by the estates of Peter Raymer and Dianne Lamberton. The club would like to thank Peter and Dianne's families for providing such generous support for the club.
In addition, the General Committee have approved in principle the purchase of two more engines to replace the other two patrol boat engines, both of which have reached the end of their expected working life. This is subject to funds being raised, more details of which will follow shortly. Share›

Martin Newton funeral arrangements

Martin’s funeral will take place at Barham Crematorium, Canterbury Road, Barham, Kent CT4 6QU on Thursday 22nd June at 13.20. Afterwards we will go to the Whitstable & Seasalter Golf Club, Collingwood Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1EB.
No flowers. Donations to The Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury via C W Lyons funeral directors, 51 – 53 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1DB.
Could anyone who plans to attend let me know on my contact details below.
Kind regards.
Patrick
Patrick McDonnell
51 Albert Street
Whitstable, Kent
CT5 1HS
Tel: 01227 261422
Mob: 07780 683925
Em Home: magnoman@sky.com
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