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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - July

Laurie King

It is with great regret that we pass on the news that Laurie King died last week. Laurie was a regular sailor at WYC, in the catamaran fleet, until a few years ago. Our deepest condolences go out to his family.

Reminder to book for CadetFest!

Reminder to book for CadetFest on 20th - 24th August! This is an invitation to all cadets who want a fun filled week of cruises and team activities, with a visit from Herne Bay cadets on the Wednesday. Please download the form from the website and make payment (£60 for 5 days bargain!) ASAP to secure a place. Stages 1 and 2 completed ideally - but not essential! You can download the form from

Bud Bright Funeral

A message from Bud's daughter-in-law Carolyn:
Bud has sailed away into the sunset, after a short illness, surrounded by his loved ones.
A service will take place on Friday 27th July 3:10pm at Barham Crematorium.
No need for dark suits or black ties, unless you want to. Please just come as you feel comfortable. No donations or flowers, thank you.
After the service, the family will be going for a drink at the Rose in Bloom, Joy Lane, Whitstable and you are very welcome to join them.

Ramp it Up donation form!

A few people have been in contact to ask how to download the donation form for the ramp. You can pick one up from the bar, or download it from!

Ramp It Up-date!

Thanks to members whose generous support has ramped up the fund to over £2,000. We've still a long way to go to meet our target of £35,000 so if you've been meaning to donate a plank for £100 then don't delay! Work on the ramp is progressing and on track to be completed in time for Whitstable Week when we will unveil the model in the club house - if you want your name on it, then buy a plank in good time. We've set the £100 donation per plank but if groups want to club together - cadets, windsurfers, sailing classes and buy one in the name of the relevant group that's fine. We're also after prizes for a fundraising auction so if you can offer something, please let us know.
With a summer of sailing and social activities, visitors and the booming cadet class, we should be able to do it between us.
Forms are available behind the bar or you can download one here and email it back to the office .
Thank you

Whitstable Week - Can you help?

Thanks to everyone who's volunteered to help out at Whitstable Week (Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August) this year. We just need a few more people to crew Safety Boats. Can you help? Sailing is a 2pm start, so you'd be needed from around 1230, and should finish by 5pm (Friday is an hour later). If you're able to volunteer for any or all of the days, please contact Robert Govier at

Photos from the Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Whitstable Yacht Club now available

The photos taken by Nick Champion at the Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Whitstable Yacht Club are now available to view and purchase. Go to for more information.
The write up from the event is also available on the Yachts&Yachting website at