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We are desperately short of volunteers. With less than a week to go only four individuals have offered to help. To run the event we will need around fifteen people helping as rescue boat crew or assistant race officers through the week. Those volunteering to help will receive average points redress if entering the series. Please can volunteers contact Andrew Folkard on 01227 464919

5o5 Pre Worlds at la Rochelle

Congratulations to Chris Lewns and Dan Parsons for finishing 7th overall (including one race win) in a fleet of 118 at the 5o5 Pre Worlds at la Rochelle. Good luck to them and the other 2 Whitstable boats at the World Championships starting this weekend.

Netball Practice Now Cancelled UFN

Sail For Gold on July 29th

A morning of Olympic style sailing at Whitstable Yacht Club, and the first day of Olympic sailing on the new club TV! More ›

New Transit Pole

Thanks to F18 catamaran sailor Laurie King for replacing the Transit pole, which was looking a bit tired and starting to blend into the background, with a new one painted bright red and white. Now there's no excuse to be over the line at the start of the race!

Disposal of unpaid equipment

The club has initiated the disposal of unpaid boats and equipment on club premises in accordance with RYA guidelines. A list of these items is on the club noticeboard, and owners, where known, have been contacted. An auction is to be held and sealed bids are invited. Bids will be opened on 1st October 2012. Details are as follows: More ›

CADET SOCIAL EVENING - Fri 6th July - Kayaking from 1730hrs - 1900hrs-2100hrs

Calling all WYC cadets and junior members. Please come along and try out our new social evenings designed for the younger members of the club. This month we have kayaks available to use, kindly provided by Jason Wild?s sailing school. ? Kayaking from 1730hrs A BBQ will be available so please bring along some goodies to share. *************ALL children must be accompanied by a parent. *******************

Bar, Catering and Social Committee

The Club welcomes new members to the Bar, Catering and Social Committee. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 12th July 2012 at 7:30 pm.

Big Catamarans on Film

A couple of the WYC Big Cat Fleet have been attaching video cameras to their boats and filming themselves sail (and capsize!). Hit the links to see what sailing an F18 is like, and see if you can spot where it all goes wrong! Peter and Laurie King on F18 Shockwave: and Ghislain Melaine and Greg Crease on F18 Cirrus: More ›


There are opportunities join our race team during Whitstable Week as safety boat crew. No experience is necessary, you just have to be over 16, and happy to blast around the bay in a rib. You can do just one or two days in the week, or join a rib crew for the whole week. This is an ideal opportunity for non-sailors, friends and family to get involved in a fun week. Contact the club office if you want to give it a go.


You can put in as much or as little time as you like - it is up to you. Any help is always gratefully received by us all. The Club needs all the support it can get, to help it run effectively and efficiently so if you are able to give just a little of your time and would like to get involved then please contact Donna Hender (Vice Commodore)

The Figgis Classic rescheduled for 5th August 2012

Due to some fairly strong winds there was a low turn out for the big cat long distance race aka " The Figgis Classic" on Sunday, so the decision was made to postpone the race to another weekend so that we can hopefully get a better turn out and a decent race for the whole fleet. The race will now be held on Sunday 5th August 2012 at 14:00, a briefing will be held at 12:45 on the veranda. Please try and make it as it?s always a good fun race and also a nice sail up the Swale, hope to see you all then. Many Thanks, Laurie

Merlin Rocket Open 23/24 June - Beach Clearance

Would the owners of Lasers and the first (eastern) row of Tasars please move their boats to make space for visiting Merlins next weekend. It would be appreciated if this could be done before next Friday evening when we have a small working party organised to move the boats that remain. Having this space available really is appreciated by our visitors. Thank you very much indeed. John Cooper (MR class captain)

** Netball Practice **

Meeting @ the Whitstable Junior School at a new start time of 730pm


Congratulations to WYC member, Tom Pygall, crewing for Dave Hayes, won the B14 Nationals at Beer in Devon over the weekend. With Mark Barnes finishing in 4th position. An excellent result - well done to both of them. Sailing Sec.

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