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Fitting Out Supper - Now 16th May

Fitting Out Supper - 16th May

WYC fitting out supper is finally here! Saturday 16th May.

Starting at 6pm for cocktail happy hour with a WYC special from in-house mixologist Haidee.

From 7pm Bring Your Own vinyl to spin on our vintage record player. 7 or 14 inch options are good to go. Delve into your record collections, bring along some retro tunes from your favourite decade, give it a spin!

Food at 7.30ish from our very own Chef de la Maison, Wiz. Two and a half courses of delicious local food

Book your tickets on eventbrite, or behind the bar by 10th May.

And don't worry. If you bought tickets for the last date, they're still valid!

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whitstable-yacht-club-fitting-out-supper-16th-may-2015-tickets-16724343963

Friday 24th April - Cherry Bomb and the Rockets followed by General Recall!

Come down to the club on Friday 24th April and dance to the yacht club's musical membership. Music starts at 8pm. More ›

New WYC Committee Boat named

The new Whitstable Yacht Club Committee Boat was named 'Slotty' on Saturday in a ceremony at the club. The boat was named after legandary club sailor 'Slotty' Dawes, who was largely responsible for Whitstable’s development as an international dinghy centre in the 50s and 60s, and sailed in the Rome Olympics in 1960. The naming was performed by Slotty's Great Granddaughter Eloise Dawes, and blessed by the Reverend Rachel Webley of St Alphege Church. Ruth Oliver was official club photographer for the day, and her pictures can be seen at facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152943682138731.1073741836.279887863730&type=1&l=a4d0fb39c2, and Stephen Gerlis put together a video of the event, which can be seen on the club's Facebook page. Weather permitting, the Committee Boat should be in use for club racing from next weekend.

Slotty named

Atlantic Challenge Rowing Boat Launch

Atlantic Challenge Launch Poster

We are delighted to be hosting a charity event on Saturday 2nd May in support of member, Dan Parsons and his teammate Olly Clark. Dan has temporarily switched sails for oars, and he and Olly will be launching their ocean rowing boat from the club to celebrate entering a 3,000-mile trans Atlantic rowing race - whilst aiming to raise a target of £250,000 for Prostate Cancer UK and ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity. The boys’ website is www.atlantic-row.com, and can give you a lot more information about their challenge.

It promises to be a fun filled afternoon, starting at 14.30, with much to do for the whole family;

  • Circus skills workshops (for children and adults) at 14.30-15.30 and 16.00-17.00pm.
  • An opportunity to experience ocean rowing first hand
  • Rowing challenge – how fast are you?
  • Childrens activities
  • Tug of war
  • BBQ
  • Live Music from 19.30 – by James Kirby, who has taken a break from his European tour to support the boys.

Dan has been an active member for many years representing WYC and competitions nationally and internationally. We are pleased to help him and his team, and would be thrilled if our members were behind this almighty challenge. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Naming ceremony for the new Whitstable Yacht Club Committee Boat

The official naming of our new Committee Boat 'Slotty' is taking place at twelve noon on Saturday 18 April at the Club. Friends and members of Whitstable Yacht Club are invited along to see the new boat and take part in the ceremony.
The naming will be done by Matilda Dawes, great granddaughter of the late 'Slotty' Dawes, and the boat will be blessed by the Reverend Rachel Webbley, vicar of St Alphege Church. For a brief history of Slotty Dawes at Whitstable Yacht Club, click on the link. More ›

Fitting Out Supper Saturday 11th April Postponed

Fitting Out Supper Saturday 11th April, Unfortunately due to lack of numbers the Fitting Out Supper is postponed.

University of Kent - SailtoSave fundraising event for RNLI

The University of Kent's Sailing and Windsurfing Club are taking on the challenge to sail from Kent to Poole stopping at six RNLI stations and volunteering at each one. They will be fundraising for the expedition in the upcoming months and any money you can donate will make a difference. If you would like to donate please visit his justgiving page: http://www.justgiving.com/sailtosave.

Show off your Art at WYC’s Artists’ Open House Exhibition 2015

Art at WYC’s Artists’ Open House Exhibition 2015 Following the success of last year’s Artists’ Open House exhibition held at WYC we will be repeating the event this year. Over 20 pieces of art were sold during the exhibition last year, attracting more than 1000 visitors to the club.
We are now looking for 20 artists or more to exhibit at our Open House Art exhibition and the first 16 artists who sign up the will have the opportunity to have their details and a sample of work featured in the 2015 Artists’ Open House Brochure. Club members, families and friends including non-members can participate and can submit art work in many different mediums.
Art at WYC’s Artists’ Open House Exhibition 2015 The exhibition will be held over the last 3 weekends in October, (17/18th, 24/25thOctober and 31st /1st November 2015). There is a small entry cost, plus a commission going to the Club on work sold during the exhibition.
Space will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you wish to take part please contact Robin South by Tuesday 2nd April 2015: RobinSouth@ymail.com, (M) 07957 248724 Art at WYC’s Artists’ Open House Exhibition 2015

2015 programme available to download

Programme CoverA PDF of the 2015 Club Information and Programme booklet is now available to download from the WYC website. If you've missplaced your paper copy, or want to view it on your phone or tablet, you can now do so from the comfort of your boat/train/car/plane/garden shed or anywhere else that you might have an internet connection! The programme can be downloaded here, or view the schedule and club programme at http://www.wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/schedule. Thanks to Andy at Oyster Press for printing the Paper and providing the PDF programme again this year.

Friday 24th April - Cherry Bomb and the Rockets followed by General Recall!

General Recal & Cherry Bomb and the Rockets Come down to the club on Friday 24th April and dance to the yacht club's musical membership. Andy Jackson's band Cherry Bomb and the Rockets start the evening (they went down a storm at their gig back in December - find out more about them here: facebook.com/cherrybombrockets. They are followed by General Recall, featuring guitar maestros Jon Bloice and Steve Gerlis. Bring your friends - it will be a good evening of rocking entertainment.

START TIMES FOR RACING THIS WEEKEND

Just a reminder that start times for racing this weekend are Saturday (28th) - 3pm and Sunday (29th) - 10am. Also, don't forget the clocks go forward an hour on Saturday night! Sailing Sec.

WYC Wannabees are heading to the KSSA Spring Training Day at HBSC on 11th April

KSSA LogoA squad of Whitstable Yacht Club cadet sailors are heading to the Kent School Sailing Association training day at Herne Bay SC on Saturday April 11th. The event, open to any Junior who can sail a triangular course in any dinghy class (single or double handers), has excellent coaching and is very close by, so a fantastic opportunity for the WYC Wannabees to sharpen up (or try to remember) their sailing skills early in the sailing season! Paul McNally (paulmcnally@btconnect.com) is coordinating the WYC group, and it would be great to see a good turnout from our cadets, so please contact him if your family is thinking of attending. Details on times and signing up are on the KSSA website at kssa.co.uk/1entryform/Eventpages/Event_2.html

Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Working Party this morning!

Ali working hard! Thanks to everyone who came along this morning to get the club tidied up and ready for the new season. Lots of jobs got done. Special thanks to Jill Fagg, Andy Jackson, Jeff Emerson and Kelvin Tolson who put together the to do list and got everyone organised!

Tea Bar 15th March Opens12.00 & last orders 16.45.

The Tea Bar opens for the season on Sunday 15th March.

Bar & Social Committee new team members wanted & Fitting Out Supper

Wanted – members who care about the club and would like to be part of the growing team who plan, organise and try to increase the events and activities happening at the club. The Bar Social and Catering Committee need you – if you feel you could provide ideas, motivation and energy then please contact Fee Clarke on members.services@wyc.org.uk. Also Fitting Out Supper – Saturday 11th April – two course meal – start the season off with fellow sailors from all fleets over a drink and a meal. Places are limited, tickets on sale behind the bar from Saturday 14th March, or you can buy online at wycfitout2015.eventbrite.co.uk. Cost £14.00 a head. Fitting Out Supper 2015

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