News at Whitstable Yacht Club
Topaz Nationals at WYC - Early Bird entry off extended!
Posted: Monday, 29 June, 2015
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 wyc.org.uk/site/Topaz_Nationals.
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.
Posted: Sunday, 21 June, 2015
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 email@example.com
Quiz & Chips Friday 19th June.
Posted: Thursday, 18 June, 2015
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.
Merlin Rocket Open 2015 - Report, photos and results
Posted: Monday, 15 June, 2015
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 wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/results!
Thank you from the Merlin Rocket class
Posted: Monday, 15 June, 2015
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
WYC and the Whitstable Oyster Festival
Posted: Monday, 08 June, 2015
In support of the Whitstable Oyster Festival WYC has agreed with the organisers to make West Quay available for their use. Whilst this will mean disruption to the West Quay storage facility there will be a financial contribution and significant benefits to the club.
The festival organisers will require access to the quay before, during and after the festival. All boats and kit stored on the quay will be moved on or before July 11th, after which it will not be available for approximately 4 weeks. Planning is currently under way to allocate space for the affected boats and other equipment (trailers for example) on the club’s estate, owners will be contacted separately to advise them of the expected allocations.
Whilst the boats and equipment mainly affected will be in the CAT and General classes there is an overall benefit to the club, and the Sailing Committee representatives will be seeking volunteers to provide support in moving equipment. The majority of the equipment is expected to be moved after the day’s racing on July 11th (11am. start). If you can be available on that day please contact your class captain and let them know. Tasks to be completed will include moving equipment and securing it in the temporarily allocated spaces.
Thank you for your support.
Beach clearance for the Merlin Open next weekend
Posted: Sunday, 07 June, 2015
We need to clear the Laser and Tasar beaches to accommodate the visiting Merlins next weekend. Would owners please move their boats after the evening race on Wednesday. A working party has been arranged to move those boats that are still there on Friday evening. Many thanks for your help with this.
Extra club race on Saturday 4th July, before Summer Saturday 5
Posted: Tuesday, 02 June, 2015
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.
Posted: Tuesday, 02 June, 2015
Whitstable Yacht Club member Tom Pygall crewed on the winning B14 at the Seavolution B14 Nationals last weekend. Crewing on B14 Whitstable Marine, for help Nick Craig, they came in first in some very testing conditions. WYC boat Seavolution North Sails, sailed by Mark Barnes and Ruth Oliver came in 6th overall, and WYC boat Team Harken, sailed by Simon ad Nikki Hadley came in 15th. More
Photos from Saturday’s race
Posted: Monday, 01 June, 2015
Were you out on Saturday 30th May for the Wanderer Open or Spring Series 9? If so, you may be in one of Alex Cheshire's photos! Check out the full set here
Posted: Monday, 25 May, 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
Posted: Monday, 18 May, 2015
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.
Bar Staff volunteers
Posted: Monday, 18 May, 2015
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.
REMOVAL OF ABANDONED AND UNPAID KIT
Posted: Tuesday, 12 May, 2015
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.
WYC Laser success in the French Euro Masters event
Posted: Monday, 11 May, 2015
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.
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