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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

Merlin Rocket Open

Event start: 13/06/2015
Merlin Rocket Open at Whitstable Yacht Club - 13th and 14th June. Notice Of Race

B14 Open

Event start: 18/07/2015
B14 Open at Whitstable Yacht Club on 18th and 19th July. Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race

Whitstable Week 2015

Event start: 03/08/2015
Competitive 8 race series, cadet and family activities, live music and entertainment. Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August. More details here

Town Regatta 2015 and Topaz National Championships

Event start: 15/08/2015
Four race series over two days combining the Town Regatta and the Topaz National Championships. Day one sailed off Tankerton Bay Sailing Club, day two off Whitstable Yacht Club. Town Regatta Notice Of Race

Merlin Rocket National Championships 2015

Event start: 22/08/2015
22nd -28th August. 7 says of competitive sailing and social events. For more information, see the Merlin Rocket Owners Association

The Forts Race Weekend 2015

Event start: 12/09/2015
The UK's premier catamaran long distance race, now in it's 20th year. More information here

Contact Us

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

Whitstable Yacht Club news

West Quay clearance - kayak and trailer

The West Quay is being cleared for use by the Oyster Festival. Thanks to the volunteers who turned out yesterday afternoon to move a significant amount of the large boats and trailers to Reeves Beach and the Chalet Park.
There is a trailer and a yellow kayak secured to railings on the quay, if you own either item please can you move them by the end of this weekend at the latest as any item left on the quay will be removed. More ›

Reminder - Extra club race this Saturday!

Following the positive feedback on the additional races held after the club races on 30th and 31st May, the Sailing Committee has decided to run an additional club race on Saturday 4th July at 1pm. The race will be an Average Lap race, and will be held before the normal scheduled race (Summer Saturdays 5 at 2pm). The additional race will not count against any of the existing club series. More ›

Topaz Nationals at WYC - Early Bird entry off extended!

Topaz Nationals The inaugural Topaz Nationals are being held at Whitstable Yacht Club on 15th and 16th August. Topper are offering a free jib to all Topaz owners who compete, and there will some great prizes from the event sponsors.
The discounted pre-entry offer of only £35 per boat has now been extended to the end of July, so now's a great time to enter. For more information, and to enter, all the details are at
Topper and WildTimes are also making a limited number of Topaz dinghies available to WYC club members who want to take part. If you're interested, contact Peter Gowing.
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Missing keys

A set of keys has gone missing from the Race Officer Cupboard in the Committee Room. If you have been part of the race team over the last few weeks (used the race tower or Committee Boat) and may have moved them, can you please check pockets and bags, or cast your mind back to see if you remember leaving them anywhere. If you have the keys, or any knowledge of where they may be, please contact More ›

Quiz & Chips Friday 19th June.

Fish & Chip supper with a quiz! Order your food from the bar by Thursday 18th June, Fish & Chips from 7pm on Friday 19th. Proceeds to Support Dan Parson and his Atlantic challenge. More ›

Merlin Rocket Open 2015 - Report, photos and results

photo by Alex Cheshire There's a report from last weekend's Merlin Rocket Open at Whitstable Yacht Club on Yachts&Yachting, photos from the event taken by Alex Cheshire here, and all the results at! More ›

Thank you from the Merlin Rocket class

A big thank you from the Merlin fleet to all the club members and staff who helped make the weekend such a success. Thanks also to the Laser and Tasar fleet for putting up with the inconvenience of having to move their boats. Thank you all very much indeed John Cooper - Merlin Class Captain More ›

Evening BBQ - Fri, July 31, 2015

Evening BBQ as the sun goes down and the fireworks go up to mark the end of Whitstable Oyster Week (weather dependent) More ›

B14 Band & BBQ - Sat, July 18, 2015

All welcome to come and enjoy the BBQ (weather dependant) while watching the band to celebrate the B14 Open at WYC More ›

Wimbledon Tennis - Sat, July 11, 2015

Live screening of the Tennis from Wimbledon on 11th and 12th July. Pimm's & Lemonade, Strawberries & Cream, Sandwiches More ›

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