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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - November

Digital Jukebox

The bar is trialing a new state of the art digital Jukebox. With millions of songs available at 50p a play or 3 for £1.00, or 7 for £2.00. It also show the latest news and sport results at no cost. Background music will also be provided at no cost.

Super Cadet Supper!

Cadet Supper
53 dinners were served by the volunteers at the Cadet Laying Up Supper last weekend, and everyone had a great time, whilst raising over £200 towards the Cadet training, events and equipment for next year's season! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped organise and cater for the evening!


WYC Cadet, Caitie Atkin finished 1st overall, 1st Youth and 1st Lady at the 2016 Magic Marine RS Aero UK Northern Circuit. Congratulations Caitie. Sailing Sec.

Whitstable Watersports Centre for 2017

Whitstable Watersport CentreWhitstable Watersports Centre was established this summer, based at Whitstable Yacht Club. We had a lot to do initially in terms of starting up, getting equipment and marketing, but thanks to a great team we are now fully set up and ready to start the full season in March 2017.
The are three main sports that we are focusing on, they are sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding. This year we teamed up with Topper and will be doing so next year as well, we have a range of brand new Topper boats in which to offer lessons, hire and also sell. Windsurfing has been reborn at WYC thanks to the boards class captain (Todd) and we are doing our part by training and bringing new windsurfers onto the scene. Our advanced windsurf clinics for windsurfers at WYC proved to be hugely popular this year, next year we will do even more. Stand up paddle boarding is the worlds fastest growing water sport, Whitstable is one of the UK's best locations for it due to the flat water and coastline lined with bars and cafe's.
In 2017 we will be getting even more paddle boards due to the increasing demand, we have kept prices for paddle board lessons and hire very low (well below average) so that we can promote this fantastic activity in the area. There is a RYA dinghy instructor course penciled in for the Easter holidays 2017, there will be more information upon confirmation. Remember that as a WYC member you get discount at WWC so please contact us next year to get involved with a new sport that perhaps you haven't tried yet!
For more information on all the activities, or to contact the centre, see the WWC website at

RYA SE Youth Training Fund Coaching Bursary Awarded to WYC Member

Alex Harwood
Congratulations to Whitstable Yacht Club member Alex Harwood (pictured here sailing a Tasar during Whitstable Week), who has been awarded a Coaching Bursary to fund a Racing Coach Level 2 (RCL2) course by the trustees of the RYA South East Youth Training Fund. 18 year old Alex Harwood, who has been sailing at WYC almost since he could walk, has recently been an active coach on the Cadet and Family sessions, as well as working for the Whitstable Watersports Centre as an instructor. He was nominated for the Bursary by WYC RYA Training Centre Principal Richard Maltby, and plans to use the qualification to help the club's cadets improve their racing and get more into national fleets, as well as encourage sailing at a grass-roots level. He's expecting to take the training early in the new year.

2016 so far in photos

As the weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in, why not look back on the 2016 sailing year in photos! We had cameras on the water for many of the events - are there any of you?
Boxing Day sail: Facebook
B14 & 505 Open: Champion Marine Photography
Wanderer Nationals: Facebook
Tasar Nationals: Champion Marine Photography
Whitstable Week: Facebook & Champion Marine Photography
Topaz Uno Nationals: Champion Marine Photography
Forts Race: Facebook
Dart 18 Open: Champion Marine Photography
Bart's Bash: Facebook & Champion Marine Photography


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