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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - July

Open Day at WYC

Whitstable Yacht Club will be holding an open day on Saturday August 4th during harbour day and the first weekend of the Olympics. A collection of Olympic class boats will be displayed in the harbour and members will be available to explain how sailing at the Olympics works and how easy it is to get sailing in Whitstable. More ›

The Olympics come to Whitstable!

Whitstable Yacht Club held its own Olympic regatta on Sunday 29th July in support of Team GB sailing. More ›

*** Volunteers Required ***

WYC Open Day – Saturday 4th August More ›

The Forts Race 2012

15th & 16th Sept @ Whitstable Yacht Club More ›

WANDERER NATIONALS, 21ST &  22ND JULY 2012

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Club Series Racing – Signing on and off

There have been occasions when sailors, having signed on for a race, decided that they did not wish to race and signed off in the DNS or DNF box on the signing on sheet. As a result they have been awarded more favourable points than they should. Sailors who, having signed on, subsequently decide not to race should cross out their names on the signing on sheet. This will enable them to be recorded correctly as DNC (Did not come to the starting area). More ›

Whitstable Yacht Club Olympics Events…

With one week to go to the start of the London (or perhaps we should say Weymouth) Olympics Whitstable Yacht Club turned out in numbers to support Team GB. Saturday July 21st was designated ‘Push the Boat Out’ day by national governing body the RYA to encourage as many boats on the water in support of Ben Ainslie and the rest of the sailing team. WYC was hosting the Wanderer National Championships last weekend, and holding its regular summer racing series. Both fleets took time to mark the upcoming Olympics – the club fleet respectfully delaying their race by 15 minutes to allow a ‘fly past’ of sailors and the Wanderer fleet holding a ‘medal race’ during their event and inviting former WYC Olympian Dave Williams to present prizes at the end of ‘Push the Boat Out’ day. Dave came resplendent in his 1996 Olympic blazer and tie and took time to share the event with the Wanderer fleet. The combined WYC and Wanderer fleets managed a turnout of comfortably over 70 boats in support of the Team GB sailors and look forward to following their success during the games. This Sunday (July 29th) WYC will be holding their own ‘Sail for Gold’ regatta – a mini Olympics in one day with medals for the winners. And the following week is Towergate Whitstable Week – a full week of racing and social events that is the centre point of summer club activities. It just happens to be the first week of the Olympics, so the new widescreen TV in the club’s Sea Room will be pressed into action to watch Ben and the team going for gold! And to encourage new sailors WYC will be holding an open day on August 4th with an offer of a 60% discount from published membership fees, or free membership for those who undertake courses at the Whitstable Sailing and Windsurfing School. So if you fancy trying sailing, there has never been a better time – our website is WYC.ORG.UK (01227 272942), the school is at Wildtimes.co.uk (01227 282800) or join us on our open day… The Wanderers had a fantastic weekend of light, but adequate breeze; some amazing socials and close racing. The near-Olympians were: 1st Philip Meadowcroft Adam Wickenden Henley SC/Salcombe YC 2nd Timothy Barr Jack Skipper ICRJ, Brazil 3rd Tim Robertson Max Robertson Sutton Bingham Sailing Club 4th Paul Yeadon Liz North Whitstable Yacht Club 5th Gavin Barr Mark Skipper Whitstable Yacht Club

WANDERER NATIONALS

The best weather of the season to date delighted our Wanderer visitors during the Wanderer National Championships last weekend. Light winds led to close-fought racing and some surprises!. The first Whitstable boat was Paul Yeadon/ Liz North in fourth place followed by Gavin Barr/Mark Skipper. A special Sail For Gold medal race on the Saturday provided some extra competition with prizes fittingly presented by Dave Williams. Dave was an Olympic Sailor at Barcelona and Atlanta. A big thank you to John and Cath Pollitt for providing Nereus as our committee boat, to John Boorman our race officer and to the support of the Merlin and Asymmetric Fleets.

WHITSTABLE WEEK - 30 JULY to 3 AUGUST 2012

We are desperately short of volunteers. With less than a week to go only four individuals have offered to help. To run the event we will need around fifteen people helping as rescue boat crew or assistant race officers through the week. Those volunteering to help will receive average points redress if entering the series. Please can volunteers contact Andrew Folkard on 01227 464919 afolkard@talktalk.net.

5o5 Pre Worlds at la Rochelle

Congratulations to Chris Lewns and Dan Parsons for finishing 7th overall (including one race win) in a fleet of 118 at the 5o5 Pre Worlds at la Rochelle. Good luck to them and the other 2 Whitstable boats at the World Championships starting this weekend.

Netball Practice Now Cancelled UFN

Sail For Gold on July 29th

A morning of Olympic style sailing at Whitstable Yacht Club, and the first day of Olympic sailing on the new club TV! More ›

New Transit Pole

Thanks to F18 catamaran sailor Laurie King for replacing the Transit pole, which was looking a bit tired and starting to blend into the background, with a new one painted bright red and white. Now there's no excuse to be over the line at the start of the race!

Disposal of unpaid equipment

The club has initiated the disposal of unpaid boats and equipment on club premises in accordance with RYA guidelines. A list of these items is on the club noticeboard, and owners, where known, have been contacted. An auction is to be held and sealed bids are invited. Bids will be opened on 1st October 2012. Details are as follows: More ›

CADET SOCIAL EVENING - Fri 6th July - Kayaking from 1730hrs - 1900hrs-2100hrs

Calling all WYC cadets and junior members. Please come along and try out our new social evenings designed for the younger members of the club. This month we have kayaks available to use, kindly provided by Jason Wild?s sailing school. ? Kayaking from 1730hrs A BBQ will be available so please bring along some goodies to share. *************ALL children must be accompanied by a parent. *******************

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