News at Whitstable Yacht Club
Race Start time changed for this Sunday
Posted: Thursday, 27 November, 2014
There is an error in the programme for this Sunday's race (30th November). The race is scheduled to start at 1pm, but that coincides with low tide, so we're rescheduling the race start to 10am. Please mark this in your diaries, and let any other sailors who may not have seen this update know.
Notes from the 2014 Meeting of Sailors
Posted: Tuesday, 25 November, 2014
Click below to download the notes taken at the Meeting of Sailors held on 16th November. Thanks to everyone who attended. Notes_of_meeting_of_Sailors_16_November_2014.pdf
The Twelve Days before Christmas Party
Posted: Monday, 17 November, 2014
There will be a Christmas warm up party at the Yacht Club on Saturday 13th December, with two bands that feature Yacht Club members. Simon Luckhurst will be on keyboards with his band Truelove and the Spin Cycle, followed by Andy Jackson on drums, with his band Cherry Bomb and the Rockets. Sounds will be provided by special guest DJ Lord Reith. Doors open at 7.30, and we carry on until the dancing stops. Bring your friends - this promises to be bumper night, with over 60 people signed up to attend already.
Prize Giving 2014
Posted: Sunday, 16 November, 2014
Congratulations to all the prize winners for the series raced so far in 2014 at Whitstable Yacht Club! For the full list of winners, click here. If you did not make it down to pick up your prize, please contact the Sailing Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Winter Series prize giving will be held after the last race on Sunday 7th December.
Artists Open Houses - Thank You
Posted: Thursday, 06 November, 2014
A big thank you for everyone who displayed their work and helped to organise and run the Artists' Open Houses Exhibition at Whitstable Yacht Club. It was a wonderful to see such a high turn out of artist’s family, friends and club members at the launch party, and during the 3 week-ends that the show was open, nearly 1000 people visited WYC to view the art on display. The feedback from the public was incredible. We hope to hold the event again next year and we look forward to you joining us in 2015.
Tea Bar Autumn/Winter Opening
Posted: Friday, 31 October, 2014
The Tea Bar will be open Sunday 2nd Nov from 8.15am-12.45pm. Not open Saturdays.
Halloween Party - 4pm Friday 31st October
Posted: Thursday, 30 October, 2014
WYC's Halloween party starts at 4pm tomorrow aimed at cadets and younger members of the club, but open to anyone who wants to enter into the SPIRIT! If you can, please bring some party food which can be shared and if you have decorated a pumpkin, bring it along to be judged, a small prize will be awarded for the best one. There will be some spooky games and music too. Fancy dress optional. Cadet Committee.
2014/15 Membership Subscriptions due by Friday 31st October
Posted: Wednesday, 29 October, 2014
A reminder that if you haven't paid your 2014/15 membership subscription already, please note it is due by the end of this week. Thanks, Membership Sec.
Artists’ Open Houses - Great first weekend
Posted: Sunday, 19 October, 2014
Thanks to everyone who came along to the launch weekend of the WYC exhibition for Artists' Open Houses. The weekend started when the Sheriff of Canterbury opened the exhibition at the packed launch preview party on Friday night, and was then open to the public for viewing on Saturday and Sunday. If you missed it, the exhibition will again be open for the next two weekends: 25th-26th October & 1st- 2nd November, from 11 am - 5pm. Thanks to Robin South and all the other volunteers who've worked really hard to make this a success, and to all the artists, both members and non-members, for choosing WYC to display their work.
One week to go…
Posted: Friday, 17 October, 2014
Book your tickets to the Whitstable Yacht Club 2014 Laying Up Supper now - limited number still available from the club bar. All members welcome!
Posted: Friday, 17 October, 2014
Whitstable Yacht Club hosted the Dart 18 GP7 Open event on 11th and 12th October. The last Grande Prix event in the 2014 Dart 18 calendar, it attracted 29 boats, including 10 local Whitstable boats: One of the highest turn outs for the class all year, with sailors travelling from as far as Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club in Bridlington, despite the forecast rain!
2015 PROGRAMME - ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY
Posted: Tuesday, 14 October, 2014
Please contact Sally Gostelow via email at email@example.com if you would like to help support the club by advertising your business in our 2015 programme. The cost of a half page is £72 and a whole page £120 inc VAT. Deadline, end of November 2014. Sailing Sec.
Posted: Tuesday, 14 October, 2014
There are still places left for the Laying Up Supper on Saturday 25th October. It should be great fun as well as great food. Only £14pp. There is a Quiz organised for Friday 7th November at 8pm, teams and individuals welcome. For you younger members we have a Halloween Party on 31st October at 4pm. More
Artists’ Open Houses - Your invite to our Launch Party!
Posted: Friday, 10 October, 2014
Whitstable Yacht Club’s first ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSE EXHIBITION, part of the Canterbury Festival, kicks off with the launch preview party on Friday 17th October at 6.30pm, hosted by The Commodore and Flag Officers. WYC members and families & friends are invited to attend. VIP’s and local dignitaries have also been invited. Wine and nibbles will be supplied.
Over 50 works of art – nearly all are available to purchase – will be on display in the rooms on the first floor of the clubhouse. This is your chance to personally meet and chat with many of our local artists.
The Artists’ Open House Exhibition at WYC will be open to the general public for three weekends from 11 am - 5pm: 18th-19th October, 25th-26th October & 1st- 2nd November.
Wanderer Inlands/Nationals, Bewl Valley SC, 4th/5th October
Posted: Tuesday, 07 October, 2014
The Wanderer Nationals, combined with the Inlands following the cancellation at Whitstable in July, were sailed at Bewl Valley over the weekend 4th/5th October. There were 13 boats in the fleet, 4 of which were from WYC. Saturday ranged from force 5 in the morning to force 1 by the end of the 2nd race, and on Sunday the dreaded lack of wind struck again, so the event was decided on the two races completed on Saturday. The overall winners were Tim Robertson with his daughter Niamh from Sutton Bingham SC. Of the WYC boats, Gavin Barr and Mark Skipper, W1282, won the first race, but could only manage 7th in race 2. This was good enough for 4th overall. Paul Yeadon and Liz North in W1626 suffered cruel luck, capsizing when hit by a vicious gust on the gybe while leading in race 1, and over the line at the start in race 2 (but recovering to claim 3rd). They were 7th overall, but were awarded a special prize for entertaining the fleet with the most spectacular capsize!. Nigel Stevens with Jon Taft in W1684 scored 2 solid 5th places and were 5th overall. They also won the first non-spinnaker boat prize. Paul Cross and Jeff Leyshon in W1099 battled manfully with the conditions but ended in 13th place.
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