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UAV Filming Postponed

Unfortunately the filming of club sailing on Sunday 18th November by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in partnership with The White Horses PROSPER Project will need to be postponed due to technical reasons. Watch this space for the rescheduled date! More ›

WYC CADETS ACCEPTED ON RYA ZONE SQUAD

WYC Cadets, Conor Lamb and Issie Bruton have been accepted on the RYA Topper Zone Squad for 2012/13. There were three selector events in September and stiff competition for places. Alex Harwood also applied and did very well in the selectors but unfortunately, due to the number of applicants they were strict about the age categories and he was a little bit too old. Congratulations and we wish all of them good luck. Sailing Sec.

2012 PRIZEWINNERS

Following the 2012 Annual Prizegiving, here is a full list of the prizewinners. More ›

ANNUAL PRIZEGIVING: 2PM SUNDAY, 11 NOVEMBER, FOLLOWED BY MEETING OF SAILORS

Please come to the Annual Prizegiving this Sunday to support the winners. To check if you have won a prize, please take a look at the results pages on this website. The Annual Meeting of Sailors will immediately follow the prizegiving to discuss proposals for improving racing and sailing next year. Sailing Sec.

Coffee Mornings

Why not pop into the club , even arrange to meet up with friends, have a coffee, chat and slice of home made cake! To commence Friday 9th November from 11am

Committee Boat replacement update

An update on the progress on finding a replacement for Slotty Dawes... More ›

UK Junior Catamaran Championships 2012

Well done to Whitstable Yacht Club cadets Issie Bruton and Alex Harwood, who were the 1st placed Dart 16 team at the end of day one of the UK Junior Catamaran Championships, sailed at Marconi Sailing Club on 13th and 14th October. Unfortunately they were unable to sail on the second day, but this result marks them as the team to watch in 2013!

Alicia and Louisa Clifford win Dart 18 Ladies National Championships!

Congratulations to WYC sailors Alicia and Louisa Clifford, who have become the Dart 18 Ladies National Champions after winning the event held at Parkstone Yacht Club in Poole Harbour on 13th and 14th October. After two days of fine weather and close sailing, the catamaran helmed by Alicia, who's more used to sailing a Spitfire in the UKCRA Youth Squad, beat the second placed boat by a point to take the honours.

JENNA GIBSON BECOMES 2012 YOUTH RACEBOARD CHAMPION

Congratulations to WYC Cadet member, Jenna Gibson, for winning the 2012 Youth Raceboard Championship over the weekend of 6/7 October. This followed on from finishing 2nd raceboard in the recent Round Sheppey Race. Well done Jenna. Sailing Sec.

WYC LASER SAILORS FLY THE FLAG IN SPAIN

Well done to Max Hunt and Charles Campion for representing WYC at the recent European Laser Masters Championship in Rosas, Spain. Having secured two wins, Max eventually finished 4th overall in the Grandmaster Radial rig category. Charles finished 8th overall and had two 5th place results in the Grandmaster Standard rig fleet. Sailing Sec.

Small Catamaran Coaching Session

Saturday afternoon saw members of the Small Catamaran class refresh their sailing knowledge and gain new skills in a coaching session as part of Whitstable Yacht Club's Sailing Development Programme. Skills of the attendees ranged from sailors who'd just come back from the Dart 18 Worlds in Italy, to those who had rarely been out on a boat before. More ›

October 2012 Newsletter

There's been a lot happening at your club this year, so we've produced a newsletter to summarise the 2012 season so far. Click through to download the newsletter, and read about Sailing Development, Merlin Rockets, a review of the year's sailing, a report on the BMW August Regatta, thoughts on protesting and more! More ›

Forts Race 2012 Results - Dart 18 scores bullseye!

Boats from all over the UK, Ireland, and Italy joined the local Whitstable sailors in this popular long distance catamaran race. More ›

Man of Kent Regatta 2012

The annual "Man of Kent" Regatta will take place on Sunday 23 September at Sandwich Bay Sailing & Water Ski Club More ›

WYC AWARDED GRANT £9,500 BY SPORT ENGLAND

This has allowed the club to purchase new equipment in support of sailing development and training. The money has provided new kit including:- a small 3.6 m RIB, an outboard engine, video coaching set up & marker buoys...... More ›

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