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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - April


Sadly our much loved committee boat Slotty Dawes was wrecked on Whitstable beach during Saturday night?s gales having broken free from her mooring. She was washed ashore just beyond the Neptune pub and had broken in two on the groins. Thanks to all club members who turned out on Sunday morning to make the beach safe and to salvage what they could from the wreck. The valuable equipment was transferred to Nick Dewhirsts garden and all movable pieces of the hulls were dragged up the beach beyond the tideline. There was an attempt by the RNLI to winch the two sections of the wreck further up the beach, but unfortunately their Land Rover was unable to get close enough. The local beach patrol also attended the scene to ensure public safety and to advise on the disposal of the wreck. Efforts are being made to clear the wreck from the beach as quickly as possible and then plans will be made for Slotty Dawes replacement.

DART 18 GP2 at Whitstable Yacht Club - Event Report

Sailors from all over the country experienced the full range of weather conditions that Whitstable had to offer last weekend at WYC hosted the second Dart 18 class event of the 2012 season. For full report, read on. More ›

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505s moving to the Asymmetric Fleet

It has been agreed by the Sailing Committee, in consultation with the Asymmetric and 505 sailors, that the 505s will move from the General Handicap to the Asymmetric Fleet in club racing from the start of the Spring Series (28th April). The Race Office guidance for the Asymmetric course layout and length will not change, and the 505s will race against the other boats in the class on handicap. Regards Robert Govier (Rear Commodore Sailing)

WYC Cadet success and participation in RYA Youth Nationals in Phwelli, Wales

Congratulations to WYC cadet, Alicia Clifford (age 17) for helming her boat to 3rd position in the recent Volvo Youth Spitfire Nationals in Phwelli, Wales. Congratulations also to Siobhan Lamb who, crewing with a new helm, finished in 8th position. For more information read on. More ›


To commence THURS 19th April 1900hrs outside WCJ School