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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - October

Dates for your 2019 diary - Events confirmed

The 2019 programme is coming together. The full schedule will be released in the new year, but if you're already planning your 2019 summer, here are the dates to plan to be at WYC!

  • The Whitstable Forts Race, 18th & 19th May. New date and format for 2019, and now part of the Allen Endurance Series, so open to monohulls!

  • Wanderer Open, 15th & 16th June. Racing Saturday, Cruise on Sunday!

  • Merlin Rocket and Tasar Open, 22nd & 23rd June.

  • LaserFest '19, 13th & 14th July.

  • Whitstable Week, 29th July to 2nd August.

  • CadetFest, 12th to 16th August.

  • KSSA Autumn Regatta, 14th September.

  • Tornado National Championships, 28th & 29th September.

Dart 18 Open at WYC - Report

Whitstable Yacht Club welcomed the Dart 18 fleet for GP7, which was the last TT event of the Dart 18 season, and the last Open event hosted by WYC in 2018! 28 boats entered, including travellers from as far afield as Yorkshire, with the Dart 18 showing its diversity and ability to attract sailors from across age ranges, and including all male, all female, mixed crews and single-handers. Despite only two races, Whitstable Yacht Club demonstrated once again it's ability to run a quality event, and be a popular destination for sailors and their families! Overall results from the two races saw Rob and Fi from Worthing Sailing Club take the undisputed first place overall, with Dan and Alyesha from Isle of Sheppey Sailing Club in a well deserved second. David and Chris from Portsmouth SC consistently stayed at the top of the fleet, with their 5th and 3rd place putting them in third overall. Top Whitstable Yacht Club boat was Abby and David , and the first single hander was Tony, also from WYC! Full results can be seen at
Thanks to all of the volunteers and staff from Whitstable Yacht Club for working hard to put on the event, and thanks to the travelling Dart 18 fleet for coming to the club and being such a friendly bunch!
Full report available on Yachts and Yachting, and photos from the event can be viewed at

Safety Boat Course

Our friends at Oyster Coast Watersports, on the other side of the harbour, will be running a Safety Boat course on the weekend of the 23-24th of March 2019. It is usually £250, but WYC members get a 40% discount, so £150 if you use the promotional code WYC40! All people taking part in the course need to be over 16 and already have a power boat level 2 certificate, but if you don't yet have your PB2, talk to OCW and they may be able to fit you in for that as well!

Thursday Night Bingo Thanks

Thanks to everyone who attended the Thursday Night Bingo, organised by the staff of Whitstable White Stuff. 58 people attended and they raised a fantastic £355 or their charity RDA in Canterbury!


Dear Members, membership renewals are due by 31st October 2018. If you did not receive my earlier email or, mislaid it, you can download the forms here. Please return them to me either electronically or via post by the end of the month. Many thanks, Sally Gostelow (Membership Secretary), More ›

Upcoming social events at WYC

OK, there won't be many more evenings to sit and watch the sunset, but there's a host of social events coming up to which all members are welcome, sailing or non-sailing! We're planning to reintroduce the popular club suppers through the winter months, and Sunday roasts after morning sailing, but if you've any ideas for events and can help organise them, please get in touch - all suggestions welcome.
Get your diaries out now!
Friday October 26th Pot Luck Supper - please let Jo ( or Fef ( what you can bring - savoury or sweet and ideally enough for 4-6 people. Then just come along, tuck in and enjoy help yourselves and find out who's the WYC masterchef.
Saturday 27th October - Cadets' Hallowe'en Party.
Saturday 10th November - Prize-Giving and Laying Up Supper.
Friday 16th November - Club supper, details tbc.
Friday 23rd November - Quiz night.
Saturday 24th November - Pre-Christmas Craft Fair (11am to 1pm).
Saturday 1st December - Merin Rocket supper - by invitation.
Friday 7th December - Club supper.
Saturday 15th December - Whitstable Maritime event.
Friday 28th December - 'No Turkey' buffet.
Keep an eye on the website, Facebook and emails for further details.


Dear Members, I do hope you received the renewal documentation sent via email on 17 September 2018. If you did not receive the email, please contact me - or telephone 01227 272942 (Mon & Tues only). Renewals are due by 31st October 2018. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me. Sally Gostelow (Membership Secretary)