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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - September

Wind Warning - Please ensure your boats and equipment are well secured.

Some (but not all!) of the weather reports are predicting a very windy week this week, culminating in a gale on Sunday. Hopefully the wind won't come through as forecast, but to be safe can members please check their boats and equipment to make sure that they're well tied down and secured.

Bart’s Bash 2018 at Whitstable Yacht Club #BartsBash

Well done to the 24 sailors who took part in Bart's Bash at WYC on Saturday. £138 was raised for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The WYC results for the Bart's Bash race can be found on the Bart's Bash website (click 'View All', then filter by 'Whitstable Yacht Club'). Congratulations to first placed WYC boat Chris Jarrett in his Laser Standard!
Lots of photos were taken from the Committee Boat of Saturday's racing, which you can view on the club's Facebook page at facebook.com/WhitstableYC

Ruth Oliver on BBC Saving Lives at Sea

Set your DVRs to record and come to the club for a viewing party! WYC member, and RNLI Volunteer Ruth Oliver will feature in the BBC2 show Saving Lives at Sea at 8pm on Tuesday 25th September! As well as being a Laser Sailor, Ruth is the WYC Training Administrator, RYA OnBoard Officer, and a Senior Instructor! When she's not doing all of that, Ruth is a volunteer RNLI Trainee Crew Member, with the aim to be a lifeboat Helm. The show will also feature other characters you may recognise from the WYC bar or the beach at Whitstable, so come down to the club on Tuesday 25th to watch it with the stars, tune in at home, set your box to record, or catch it on the iPlayer!

Forts Race Report

The 23rd Forts Race Weekend, sponsored by Marlow Ropes and supported by Whitstable Marine and Integral Asset Management, was held on 8th and 9th September at Whitstable Yacht Club. The weekend delivered fantastic sailing conditions for the high-performance catamarans that gathered to take part in the event, and made for great racing on the waters off Whitstable.
See Yachts&Yachting for the full race report, wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/results for results, and the event's Facebook page for photos at facebook.com/FortsRace.