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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - November

Reminder: Meeting of Sailors - Sunday 18th November

The 2019 Meeting of Sailors will take place on Sunday 18th November at midday (or after sailing, whichever is later). Please come along to have your say on sailing at WYC! The agenda will be:
1. Welcome.
2. WYC Club Racing Programme 2018 and 2019 (you can view a draft of the 2019 programme here: 2019_Programme_v4.pdf)
3. Events Policy and 2019 Events. (summary of the key 2019 events planned can be found here: 2019-diary-events-confirmed
4. WYC Training Centre.
5. Encouraging new members and sailors.
6. Volunteering and Duties.
7. Any Other Business.

It’s Ian and Phil’s Laid Back Quiz Night on Friday 30th November from 7.30pm!

Back by popular demand, it's Ian and Phil's Laid Back Quiz Night on Friday 30th November from 7.30pm! Come along and join a team, bring your own cheese, crackers, olives, or other brain food to keep you quizzing!

Surplus heavy duty bolts

The club has a quantity of unused surplus heavy duty galvanised bolts, nuts and washers. They were purchased as part of the original plans to repair the ramp, plans that were superseded by the need for the complete rebuild this year.
These may be of interest to members involved in engineering/construction, for further details regarding quantities and purchase price please contact Beachmaster Kelvin Tolson.The kit details are as follows:
M20/300 galvanised bolts grade 8.8
M20/360 galvanised bolts grade 8.8
M20 galvanised nuts grade 8.8
M20 type “G” galvanised washers grade

Laying Up Supper Thanks, and next Social dates

Thank you to Hanne Mällinen-Scott, Jeremy Scott and their team for putting on such a great Laying Up Supper on Saturday night! The Nordic themed dinner was delicious, with nothing but positive comments by all who attended.
The next Social event is Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas this Friday night from 7pm, laid on by Keith from the coffee hut. You can pre-order from Keith at £7 per person, and there'll be limited availability to turn up on the night! There's the WYC Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 24th November, 11am-2pm (tables £10, see Andrea Oliver to book). The Sunday Roast which was due to be held this Sunday has had to be postponed due to staffing issues, and will now be held after sailing (approx 4.30pm) on Sunday 25th November. And there's a quiz night planned for Friday 30th November!

WYC Christmas Raffle

Tickets for the WYC Christmas Raffle are now available from the bar. Prizes include a gliding lesson, a fresh turkey, hampers and other great prizes! All proceeds will go to the Ramp Fund, and the raffle will be drawn on Christmas Eve (the Turkey and any Christmas essential prizes will be drawn after the last race of the season to allow time to prepare!).

WYC Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair at WYC on 24th November, 11am to 2pm. Crafts, gifts and cakes! If you'd like a stall, please contact Andrea Oliver.

Prize Giving 2018 - Well done to the winners!

Well done to all of the prize winners for the 2018 sailing season so far. In particular, congratulations to this year's winners of the special awards for significant accomplishments in 2018:
Most Deserving Lady - Liz North.
Good Sportsmanship - Pat Edmondson.
Largest Cat Turnout for the year - Richard Ledger.
Perseverance - Sally Newcombe.
Highest Turnout - Kevin Hall, Laser.
Highest Merlin turnout - Martin Akers/John Gibbons.
Merlin Helmsman of the Year - Phil Emery.
Best Merlin Crew - Julie Nuttall.
Best All Round Cadet - Alex Wilson.
Cadet Participation in club racing - Tom Oliver, Laser/RS Feva.
Best Wanderer in 4 series - Richard Maltby.
General Purpose Dinghy Trophy - Richard Maltby.
Allan Barnes “Contribution to Sailing” Award - Fef Griffin.
Laser Sailor of the Year – John Day Trophy - Charles Campion.
You can download the full list of prize winners here: 2018_prizegiving.pdf. If you weren't able to make it to Prize Giving, please contact Sally in the office to collect your trophy or prize!
Don't forget, there's still the Winter Series to race, every Sunday until 9th December, and the Winter Series Prize Giving on 9th December after racing.

Great Roast!

If you weren't there on Sunday, you missed a great meal! Here's a review from one of the diners:
"We had a fabulous meal - beautifully cooked and plenty of it. The pud was divine - orange chocolate bread and butter pudding with custard - to die for! Big thanks from all six of us to ‘Keith’s Crew’ they did him proud and we are all looking forward to the next one. A wonderful Sunday - great food, great company and a glass or two of wine - perfect."
Keep an eye out for the next one!