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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

Wander Open

Event start: 30/05/2015
The Wanderer Open at Whitstable Yacht Club. Racing will take place alongside Club Raceing on 30th and 31st May 2015. Download the Notice of Race and Entry Form

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

Contact Us

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

Whitstable Yacht Club news

Club Champions!

Club Championships 2015 Well done to everyone who sailed in the Club Championships this weekend. Almost 60 boats took part, and the racing was very close throughout the fleet, from the A-Class catamaran to the Topper 4.2s! Thanks as ever to Race Officer John Boorman and his recording and results team, Ian Embry and the Safety Boat team, and the bar and catering staff, all of whom helped put together a great weekend of sailing. The Trophy winners were:

  • Dawes Trophy – for the overall club champion - Mark Barnes & Ruth Oliver sailing a B14
  • 2nd Place overall - John Cooper & Hilary Bradshaw sailing a Merlin Rocket
  • 3rd place overall - Rein Zilvold & Phil Scott sailing a Merlin Rocket
  • 4th place overall - Phil Emery & Karen Emery sailing a Merlin Rocket
  • 5th place overall - Charles Campion sailing a Laser
  • 6th place overall - Kevin Hall sailing a Laser
  • Ladies Cup – for first Lady helm overall - Sarah Hodges sailing a Laser Radial
  • Tom Bourne Trophy – for first cadet (u 18) overall - Conor Lamb sailing a Laser Radial
  • WYC Racing Shield – for first Big Cat - Steve Pimblet & Francesca Delacey sailing a Hurricane
  • Sales Trophy – for first Small Cat - Robert Govier sailing a Dart 18
  • Castle Cup – for first Asymmetric Skiff - Mark Barnes sailing a B14
  • Johnson Cup – for first Merlin Rocket - John Cooper & Hilary Bradshaw sailing a Merlin Rocket
  • Tasar Trophy – for first Tasar - Paul McNally & Julie Puckett sailing a Tasar
  • General Handicap Prize – for first General Handicap boat - Mali Harnett & crew sailing a 420
  • Yachting & Boating Trophy – for first Laser - Charles Campion sailing a Laser
  • Laser Radial Prize – for first Laser Radial - Conor Lamb sailing a Laser Radial
  • Babbington Hill Trophy – for first Slow Handicap dinghy - Robin South sailing a Topaz Uno
Full results will be posted to the website shortly. Club Championships prizes More ›

Wanderer Supper - Sat, May 30, 2015

All members are welcome to join the Wanderers supper after the FA Cup final. £15/head. Please pay at the bar by Wednesday 27th. Come and watch the match and have supper at the Club afterwards. More ›

WYC Facilities Development Open Consultation on 6th and 7th June 2015

WYC club house from aboveAt the AGM earlier this year we outlined our desire to develop WYC’s facilities. In a changing and competitive world we need to continue to move the club facilities forward in a way that is both realistic and affordable. Our vision for developing the club is to:

  • Improve club facilities to address your concerns;
  • More effectively integrate training within the club;
  • Make the club more attractive to a broader community to help us attract new members.
Last year we surveyed members regarding what you liked and didn't like about our buildings, and since then we have been looking at what could realistically be done and its affordability. As part of our continuing consultation and engagement with members we will be displaying some initial concepts to you to look at and comment upon. Our architect and WYC Committee Members will be on hand to discuss and capture your comments and thoughts.

Your inputs will help us refine our initial concepts and develop the more detailed and costed plans for your approval by September before we seek the grant funding that, if we are successful in winning, will enable us to move forward. So please come along at any time between 3pm and 5pm on Saturday or Sunday the 6th and 7th June and be a part of this new phase in WYC’s journey.

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Missing Trophies

We're missing two Club Championships Trophies (Club Championships Slow Handicap Trophy, and the Yachting and Boating Laser Trophy) that were issued to members in the last 5 years. The last person who won these trophies does not have them, so can you check your trophy cabinets, mantelpieces, cupboards and under your beds in case you have them, or have been given them in error.

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Bar Staff volunteers

We are looking for some bar volunteers to be trained up and cover the occasional shift or help out during busy times. If you have any spare time and would like to help out please contact the office. We are planning a training evening Wednesday 27th May. More ›


Following the recent tidy of the beach and quay, where boats and trailers appear to have been abandoned or where the appropriate storage fees have not been paid, the kit has been labelled with reminders for payment. Most of the labelled kit has now been moved to either Reeves Beach (rows 22 and 22a) or row 1 on West Quay. Where apparently abandoned kit remains unclaimed or where appropriate fees continue to remain unpaid, the recognised RYA disposal process will be initiated, in accordance with the WYC boat parking and equipment storage policy. If you believe you may have kit falling into either category (abandoned or unpaid), please contact either the Sailing Secretary or the Hon Beachmaster. Contact details to be found on this website or in the programme. More ›

WYC Laser success in the French Euro Masters event

Over the weekend of 1st to 3rd May, WYC sailor Charles Campion sailed into 3rd place overall, and 1st in the Grand Master category (full results)! Well done Charles. More ›

WYC Laser Radial success in the Belgium Euro Masters event

In light winds in Nieuwpoort Belgium yesterday, in a closely fought competition, WYC sailor Max Hunt clinched first place overall in the latest Euro Masters series event to become Belgium Laser Radial Masters National Champion! Well done Max. Sailing Sec More ›

Bar Staff Volunteer

We are looking for some bar volunteers to be trained up and cover the occasional shift or help out during busy times. If you have any spare time and would like to help out please contact the office. We are planning a training evening Wednesday 27th May. More ›

Extra club races on 30th and 31st May

As we will already have the course, race officials and support boats out for two races per day for the Wander Open, the Sailing Committee has decided to run an additional club race on 30th and 31st May. The races will be run back to back with the existing Spring Series 9 & 10, but will not count against any of the existing club series. If popular, we may add additional races to other weekends over the year. More ›

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