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Members information for Whitstable Yacht Club

New members

If you are interested in sailing at one of the oldest and largest sailing clubs in England then look no further. Situated on the north coast of Kent at the mouth of the Swale Estuary, WYC offers sailing in sheltered waters at all times of the tide for catamarans, dinghies, and windsurfers. Yachts are moored in a nearby drying-out marina.

The Club organises racing every weekend from March to December as well as evening racing during the summer, and is a popular championship venue.

Learn to sail

Whitstable Yacht Club is a recognised Royal Yachting Association Training Center and is lucky enough to have its very own Sailing & Windsurfing School, 'Wild Times'. More details can be found here, but don't forget that WYC members get a 10% discount on Wild Times courses!

Interested in becoming a member?

To do list
  • Download and complete the member's application form.
  • Download and complete the subscription form indicating your membership type and any other facilities you require. (Boat parking prices). Please apply the following discount to your total new membership fee.
    April May June July August September
    10% 20% 40% 60% 80% 13 months membership at full price
  • Return both forms to Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX.
  • Wait until the next general committee meeting for approval.
TIP: To avoid delay make sure your forms are returned before the end of the month. Your application must be displayed on the Club noticeboard for at least 7 days prior to the next general committee meeting for it to be considered. The general committee tend to meet on the second Monday of each month.

If you are new to sailing and not sure what kind of boat would suit you best contact the class captains who will be happy to extol the virtues of their own class and point you in the right direction. For complete sailing novices the best port of call is the sailing school. Ian and his team will be able to get you up to race speed in no time.

Just joined?

If you have just joined the club then welcome. Be sure to look out for upcoming social events on the front page of the website and feel free to join in the fun. Your subscription fee includes entry to most social events (excluding New Years Eve). Events not included will be advertised as such. If you can't wait to get on the water then the race schedule will be of interest. Hope to see you sailing soon.

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