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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - November

Abandoned equipment stored in the rafters of Rigden’s Shed

There is a significant amount of sailing and windsurfing equipment stored, and likely abandoned, above the rafters of Rigden's Shed. This is not an approved storage area, and should not be used for equipment storage. At the Autumn Working Party Simon Reynolds compiled a comprehensive list, which can be downloaded at Rigden_Rafters_List_2017_v2.docx. If you recognise any of your equipment, please remove it before Christmas. Any remaining equipment will be disposed of in the new year. Thank you to Simon for doing this difficult job identifying this equipment!

Notes from the 2017 Meeting of Sailors

The notes from this year's Meeting of Sailors can now be downloaded from http://wyc.org.uk/about/Meeting_Minutes. If you have any comments or feedback related to the meeting or the notes, please contact the Rear Commodore Sailing or your Class Captain.
As discussed at the meeting, the main WYC Open and Club events in 2018 will be:
• First club race: 17th March 2018
• 505 Nationals – 26-29th April
• B14 Open – 19th & 20th May
• Wanderer Open – 2nd & 3rd June (sailed alongside club racing)
• Merlin Rocket Open – 23rd & 24th June
• Laser Fest – 14th & 15th July
• Whitstable Week - 30th July to 3rd August
• Forts Race – 9th September
• Dart 18 Open – 20th & 21st October
• Last club race: 9th December 2018

New wines available from the WYC bar

Starting Friday 17th November, we'll be serving two new wines: Les Oliviers Merlot and a very nice Australian Malbec called Soldier's block.

5* Very Good Food Hygiene Rating for WYC and Quayside Coffee

Food Hygiene Rating of 5 - Very GoodWe're pleased to announce that the WYC kitchen and bar, and Quayside Coffee (Keith's coffee hut in the club's forecourt) were recently inspected and given the maximum rating of 5 for food hygiene by the Food Standards Agency!
Thanks to Wiz for her work in ensuring the WYC facilities meet these high standards, and well done to Keith for running a high quality operation for our members and the public!

Are you thinking of upgrading to an even bigger TV?

The club's TV in the Sea Room has unfortunately died. If you're thinking of upgrading to a bigger and better model in time for Christmas, would you consider donating your old one to the club?
We need a TV of 51+inch, with at least two HDMI ports, and ideally full HD!
If you have something that might be suitable, please contact Jeff in the office (office@wyc.org.uk)

The Yacht Club Christmas Party

The Yacht Club will be having a party on Saturday 16th December to wish our members Merry Christmas! The party will feature live Soul, R&B and Dance music from The Martellos!*

*The Martellos are club members Stephen Gerlis, Andy Jackson & Simon Luckhurst, plus the amazing vocal talents of Beth Hunt, and drums by Dom Stone!

REMINDER: 2017/2018 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS NOW OVERDUE

Thank you to all those members who have renewed their memberships for 2017/18. However, the deadline of 31st October has passed and there are still a number outstanding. I would be grateful if you could forward your completed forms and payment to me as soon as possible. Please note that the General Committee have advised that any renewals received after 30 November 2017 will be subject to a £25 late payment charge. I attach the renewal form.Renewal_Form_2017-2018.doc . Please contact me at sailing.secretary@wyc.org.uk or telephone me on Mondays or Tuesdays on 01227 272942 if you have any membership queries. Sally Gostelow, Membership Secretary.