News at Whitstable Yacht Club
Posted: Friday, 06 December, 2013
A daggerboard, rudder, carbon fibre tiller and a dark blue combi bag have gone missing or been stolen from Laser 184156. If anyone has seen these items could they please contact the office. Thank you. Sailing Sec.
Posted: Friday, 06 December, 2013
Following yesterday's flood tide, I am happy to report that the clubhouse and buildings are all undamaged. However, the sea came up very high and affected a small number of dinghies and catamarans, (the owners have been notified). If you have a boat parked on the beach, it would be prudent to come and check it for any damage at the earliest opportunity. Many thanks to all those members who came down and helped secure and identify affected boats. Sailing Sec.
HELP REQUIRED TO MAKE CLUBHOUSE LOOK FESTIVE!
Posted: Monday, 02 December, 2013
From 11am on Saturday 7 December, tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied for any members who turn up and help decorate the bar and sea room. Surely an offer you can't refuse!
Time Trials - Final Run!
Posted: Thursday, 28 November, 2013
We now have a final opportunity to go for the prize for the fastest boat in Whitstable! A new course has been loaded to MapMyTracks, along the shore West to East, and will be in place until December 31st. All you need to do to take part is to send your MapMyTracks Username and boat type to Rear Commodore Sailing, then sail the course while tracking with yor phone or GPS. There will be prizes for the fastest boats, both on handicap and on raw time. Are you the fastest boat in town? For more details of how to set up MapMyTracks, click here, and to see the leader board go to http://www.mapmytracks.com/explore/segment/1294163
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS SUNDAY
Posted: Tuesday, 26 November, 2013
A number of volunteers are needed to help clear away debris etc from underneath the veranda decking. If you are coming down to the club that morning, possibly to race, it would be nice if you could spare a moment to help out. Many hands make light work! Many thanks. WYC Office.
Whitstable Yacht Club - Club Manager
Posted: Monday, 25 November, 2013
One of the oldest and largest sailing clubs in England is recruiting a new club manager. This is a position crucial to the day-to-day running of the club and represents an opportunity for a challenging and interesting role that is well rewarded. The Club Manager will join a team in a well-established organisation run by and for its members. We are looking for a proactive and dynamic individual to manage the team of staff and support club officials in driving through an ambitious vision for the future. Applicants will have experience of staff management, supervision of catering operations and a licensed bar, computerised bookkeeping, administration and be able to work in a multi faceted organisation. The ideal candidate, will have an interest in sailing and an understanding of how a sports orientated membership club functions. A proven track record in leisure operations management and a strong commercial mindset are also considered important. In return for a salary of up to £18,500 for a 30 hour week, the candidate will be expected to work some weekends. There are also regular evening commitments. Application is by application form and a covering letter. The application form and full instructions to candidates can be downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/WYC-Jobs Candidates must be available for interview on 19th or 20th December. Some evening interview times may be available.
WYC Tea Bar
Posted: Saturday, 23 November, 2013
From this weekend and up to the end of the sailing season the Tea Bar will open on Sundays only - for morning sailing 9am to 2pm and for afternoon sailing from midday to 5pm - and will close on 15th December until next season, unless we can have a rota of volunteers to keep the Tea bar running during the winter months. Anyone interested in volunteering please contact the office. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available every day from the Bar during opening times.
Notes from the November 2013 Meeting of Sailors
Posted: Tuesday, 19 November, 2013
Thanks to everyone who attended the Meeting of Sailors on Sunday. Click here to read the notes made at the meeting.
WYC winners at the 2013 RYA Autumn Olympic Classes National Ranking Series
Posted: Monday, 18 November, 2013
Well done for WYC sailors Alicia Clifford and Tom Bruton, who won the Nacra 17 class at the third and final 2013 RYA Autumn Olympic Classes National Ranking Series event last weekend! For a full write up, see the RYA post here>.
Congratulations to the race winners
Posted: Monday, 18 November, 2013
Congratulations to all the prize winners for the 2013 sailing season so far. Thanks to everyone who attended the prize giving yesterday to pick up your cups, and to everyone who came to congratulate their fellow sailors. Thanks also to Tony and the Bar&Catering staff for putting on a fine spread of nibbles to keep us going! Click here for the full list of prize winners.
WINTER SERIES - LASERS
Posted: Sunday, 17 November, 2013
Just to clarify as per the 2013 Programme, the Winter Series will have a separate prize for Lasers. All other classes will compete for the handicap prize. Prizes will be awarded after the last race on Sunday 15 December.
Time Trials Update
Posted: Sunday, 10 November, 2013
As you will have seen below, we're planning on holding the rescheduled Time Trials event from the Forts Race on Saturday 16th November. This uses MapMyTracks technology, and to have your track recorded and in the running for the prizes, you'll need to sign up to the service and have the app running on your phone when you race the course, or alternatively, download the track from a GPS to the website when you come ashore). We do need everyone's MapMyTracks usernames and the boat they will be sailing before the event, so sign up at http://www.mapmytracks.com/ now, and email it to Rear Commodore Sailing before Saturday morning. For more details of how to set up MapMyTracks, click here
Posted: Tuesday, 05 November, 2013
On Saturday 16th November from 11am we will be holding an AC45 style time trial using MapMyTracks technology, and a try a catamaran session. The time trial will be open to all club members and boats, and the event will find the fastest boats on the water, both on raw speed and corrected time. Come along and see how your best time compares! For the details of the event, and instructions on setting up the MapMyTracks tracking, click more. More
A fishy tale from the Laser event
Posted: Monday, 04 November, 2013
What happens when you cross a Laser with a fishing boat... http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/173220/A-Fishy-Tale
Posted: Wednesday, 30 October, 2013
The Annual Meeting of Sailors will be at 2pm on Sunday 17 November, and will be followed by the Prizegiving at 4pm. We highly recommend you attend the meeting, as this is your chance to have your say on the sailing available at Whitstable Yacht Club. Click more for the agenda and the notes from the previous meeting in May. More
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