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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - August

Try our new Wine menu!

Come along on Friday 25th August from 7pm to try our new wine menu. We have new white Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Sancerre, rose Casal Mendes and Grenache, and red Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Valpolucella Montresor. Free cheese and biscuits will be served!

Programme for WYC Cadets this week and how parents can help with Cadetfest

This week we are running the fifth Cadets Training Week of the season with courses for 16 cadets Monday to Wednesday. A Cadets and Families session is scheduled for Friday evening. Next week is Cadetfest week. More ›

Whitstable Week 2017

Whitstable Week 2017 - The year of all or nothing with the weather! Little wind on Monday, no wind on Tuesday, strong northerly winds and large waves for Wednesday and Thursday, then one good day of fairly flat water and F3-4 South Westerly on Friday to round the week off. Seems like August has let us down! But, we did get 7 of the 10 races in, and Tom Bruton did a great job as Race Officer to get sailing in when he could. Almost 50 boats took part, with some good close racing across all classes when we were able to sail. Thanks to the Race team, Safety team, Social team and everyone who helped out to make the week a success. Full results are available on http://wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/results, but the summary and special prize winners were:

  • 1st Overall - Christian Brewer (Laser Standard).
  • 1st Under 18 - Tom Oliver.
  • Laser - 1st Christian Brewer, 2nd Mark Grinter.
  • Laser Radial - 1st Ruth Oliver, 2nd Tom Oliver.
  • Merlin - 1st James Goodfellow/Julie Nuttall, 2nd Rien Zilvold/Liz North.
  • Tasar - 1st Stephen Nation/Julie Puckett, 2nd Tessa Lancaster/Nick Lancaster.
  • General Handicap - 1st David Connor (Lightning), 2nd Peter Heyes (Streaker).
  • General Classification (Wanderer) - 1st Richard Maltby/John Hope.
  • Slow Handicap - 1st Alex Wilson/Harry Wilson (RS Feva).
  • Catamarans - 1st Tony & Julie Dod (Dart 18), 2nd Robert Govier (Dart 18).
  • Loudest competitor - Tom Oliver.
  • Spirit of Whitstable Week - Martin Akers & John Gibbons (Merlin).
Photo by Samuel Turner.

B14 National Championships Report


Read the reports from the B14 Nationals at Yachts and Yachting:
Day 1&2http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/197617/Gul-B14-Nationals-at-Whitstable-day-2.
Day 3http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/197633/Gul-B14-Nationals-at-Whitstable-day-3.
Day 4 http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/197680/Gul-B14-Nationals-at-Whitstable-overall.
And see the results in detail at http://wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/results.
Photo credit: Tom Bradley.

CADET ACTIVITIES

The next round of Cadet activities resumes after Whitstable Week on Monday 14th August with the fifth and last Cadets' training course of the season, followed by a Cadets and Families session on Friday 18th, and the Cadetfest week Monday 21st to Friday 25th August. The course is fully booked but places are available for Cadetfest - a great opportunity to practice and develop all the skills learned from the courses. A Joining Form is attached. More ›

Calling all catamaran sailors - It’s just over a month to go until the Forts Race Weekend!

Forts Race 2017It's just over a month until the 2017 Forts Race Weekend on 9th and 10th September!
We're pleased to announce our primary sponsor as NeilPryde Sailing for the 2017 WYC Forts Race Weekend. NeilPryde Sailing will be providing some great additions to the entry packs and prize pot, making this year's event well worth entering! This year, we're also being supported by Whitstable Marine, the chandlery next door to Whitstable Yacht Club, and the best place to buy your NeilPryde Sailing kit!
After consultation with the visiting sailors, and a review of our procedures, we've decided to schedule the Forts Race itself on the Sunday. Saturday will be a more relaxed affair, starting at 2pm to allow more time to prep boats, with a medium-distance shake down race to make sure the boats are ready for the long distance on Sunday. The full Forts Race will start on Sunday at around midday (to allow for recovery from the Saturday night party!).
The NOR and SIs have been confirmed and posted to the Whitstable Yacht Club website at wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/forts-race. Have a look to make sure you're familiar with the unique requirements for this long distance race. It's particularly important that you carry the appropriate safety equipment.
See you in September!