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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - June

Special General Meeting - Sunday 23rd July

A Special General Meeting of the Whitstable Yacht Club will be held at the Club at 1.00pm on Sunday 23rd July 2017. SGM’s are only arranged for important matters so if at all possible please try to attend. If you are unable to attend, you can use a postal voting slip, which must be received by the office no later than 14.30 on 21st July 2017. You can download the Agenda, Proposition to be discussed and the postal voting slip from the club website, or contact the Club Manager for more information.

It’s under a week to go until the RS Feva Volvo GP4 and RS Tera Open at WYC

RS Feva and RS Tera OpenWhitstable Yacht Club are hosting the RS Feva Volvo GP4 alongside an RS Tera Open on 8th and 9th July. The event is a 6 race series over the 2 days, and we're looking forward to welcoming lots of keen young sailors and their families to the club for the weekend! There's still time to enter online, and you can download the race documents from our website:
RS Tera: RS Tera Notice of Race, details on the RS Tera website, and online entry at RSTeraWYC2017.eventbrite.co.uk.
RS Feva:RS Feva Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions & Event Specific SI Appendix. Event details and online entry on the RS Feva website

Event Report: 2017 Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open at Whitstable Yacht Club

Photo by Stuart France
Whitstable Yacht Club hosted its annual Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller event sponsored by Craftinsure over the weekend of 24th-25th June. The event report accompanied by photos is on the Yachts&Yachting website, and the full results are posted on the club results page.

Cadets and Families Session, Friday 30 June

Cadets and Families Session, Friday 30 June, and Bookings for Summer holiday Courses July 31 - August 2 and Cadet fest August 21-25 More ›

West Quay boat parking - new fence and lock

To help improve the security of the West Quay boat parking area the club has installed fencing with a locked gate. The gate is secured with a combination lock, so if you need access, please contact the club office or bar for the code. Thanks to Dickie, Kelvin, Ian, Dave, Robert and Alex for installing the fencing on Saturday morning, and Kelvin for organising.

EYKA Man of Kent 2017 Photos

Close starts!
The photos (over 100!) from the Man of Kent 2017 are now available to view and buy at www.championmarinephotography.co.uk. Thanks to Nick Champion for coming out on a rough and windy day to take such great shots!
For more information, report and results for the event, see wyc.org.uk/news/eyka-man-of-kent-2017-report

Well done to WYC Cadet Thea!

WYC cadet Thea Eaton-Baudains put in a blistering performance in the KSSA New Racers event at Redoubt Sailing Club on 10th June and came in 4th after 4 races in the Topper fleet! A great result for her first event. Full results are at www.kssa.co.uk/91Results/old_results/2017/NewRacers.htm.

EYKA Man of Kent 2017 report

Close starts!
The 2017 Man of Kent regatta was held on Saturday 10th June, hosted this year by Whitstable Yacht Club. Tom Coley from Hythe & Saltwood SC won the event and the Man of Kent trophy with two firsts and a second. That pushed Peter Noble from Broadstairs SC into second with two seconds and a first. Nigel Brown from Whitstable YC in his Laser maintained consistent throughout the racing to take third overall with three third places. Alex Head from Downs SC in his Topper took the Junior trophy in 9th place overall, and junior sailors Hanna Mumford and Tara Head from Downs SC took the Ladies trophy in their RS200 with 13th place overall. The Team trophy was handed to Broadstairs Sailing Club, with Whitstable Yacht Club coming in second. For the full report and more photos, see www.yachtsandyachting.com.
Photos by Nick Champion at www.championmarinephotography.co.uk

Yacht Club Yoga

WYC Yoga
The first Yacht Club Yoga session took place this week on a beautiful Whitstable evening, and all the participants felt supple and relaxed after their class. This will now be a regular Tuesday evening session at the club, from 6.30 - 7.45, and costs £6 per class (payable on the night). The session is suitable for beginners and is run by Yacht Club member Yvo Meredith, who is a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher. Places are limited, so if you would like to join the class please email Yvo on: yvo.meredith@btopenworld.com to book your place.

RYA RTC inspection

Our RYA recognised training centre inspection took place Wednesday evening. After careful inspection of our procedures/paperwork the inspector looked at our equipment and activities on the water, including instruction. There was no action required and we passed with flying colours!
A very special thanks must be made to our Principal, Richard Maltby. Thanks also to our chief instructor and to all the instructors and volunteers who help with training. Richard is a true professional and he has a great team supporting him.

Bar product increase

Due to price increases a couple of products have gone up.
Guinness Surger now £3.20
Hendricks Gin now £2.10

All other prices are unchanged.

New engine for WYC Patrol Boat

A WYC Patrol Boat in action
The General Committee have approved the purchase of a new engine for one of the club patrol boats, to replace the engine that is beyond economic repair. The engine is expected to be delivered and installed before the Man of Kent regatta on 10th June, and will be funded by the generous bequests provided by the estates of Peter Raymer and Dianne Lamberton. The club would like to thank Peter and Dianne's families for providing such generous support for the club.
In addition, the General Committee have approved in principle the purchase of two more engines to replace the other two patrol boat engines, both of which have reached the end of their expected working life. This is subject to funds being raised, more details of which will follow shortly.

Martin Newton funeral arrangements

Martin’s funeral will take place at Barham Crematorium, Canterbury Road, Barham, Kent CT4 6QU on Thursday 22nd June at 13.20. Afterwards we will go to the Whitstable & Seasalter Golf Club, Collingwood Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1EB.
No flowers. Donations to The Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury via C W Lyons funeral directors, 51 – 53 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1DB.
Could anyone who plans to attend let me know on my contact details below.
Kind regards.
Patrick
Patrick McDonnell
51 Albert Street
Whitstable, Kent
CT5 1HS
Tel: 01227 261422
Mob: 07780 683925
Em Home: magnoman@sky.com