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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

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Off The Water Events Updates

Please go to the Off The Water events for an update of upcoming social events not to be missed at WYC.

Book Club

The next WYC Book Club Meeting is 11 AUGUST 2011 at 8 PM. The book of the month is When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman. The book for review Sept is Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson. Come along and join in. All newcomers welcome.


Just a reminder that all trailers that are not stored underneath the boat should be stored in the Chalet Park and not on the beach or West Quay. Many thanks. WYC Office.

B14 Success

Congratulations to Mark Barnes for finishing 2nd in the B14 Nationals at Porthpean Sailing Club.

505s Flying the flag for Whitstable Yacht Club

Well done to Chris Lewns and Dan Parsons for finishing 9th out of 75 entries at the recent 505 French Nationals.

Rooster Laser Masters Nationals at Whitstable Yacht Club

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The recent Laser Masters Nationals hosted by WYC were a great success with 99 entrants. Unfortunately no racing could take place on the Friday due to a lack of wind, but thankfully a sea breeze materialised for Saturday and Sunday. Thank you to all those who helped make the weekend such a success. WYC

Level 3 Course

The sailing school has a few places on its Level 3 course on Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th July. This is a new course for which a variety of centreboarders will be used, to revise old skills, practise new ones, build confidence and develop technique. £160 (discount for WYC members). Please phone Jason on 01227 282800 to book.

Well done Whitstable sailors

Chris Lewns/Dan Parsons and Tudor Owen/Nolan Forwood fnished 8th and 12th respectively at the 40 boat 5o5 Nationals at Rock SC in Cornwall at the weekend. Closer to home at the 30 boat Merlin open at the club, the three WYC boats that entered all finished in the top 10. WYC member Tom Pygall crewed the winning boat helmed by Andy "Taxi" Davis.

Wanderer National Championships

Well sailed Gavin Barr and Mark Skipper who finished second in a very windy championship at Parkstone YC Poole over the weekend. The event was won by Gavin's son Tim, from Rio de Janeiro YC, sailing Gavin's old boat. Even though it was father's day no quarter was given! Liz North was third, crewing a WYC boat sailed by Paul Yeadon. Paul Cross and Jeff Leyshon finished 12th.

Rescheduled Races

Please note that owing to adverse weather conditions the following races have been rescheduled: RNLI - now scheduled for Saturday 6 August (replacing Summer Saturdays Race 8) Club Championships - rescheduled over the weekend of 27/28/29 August (replacing August Regatta). Big Catamaran Long Distance Race - rescheduled for Sunday 17 July. (Sailing Secretary)


Come and join the next meeting of the WYC Book Club. Meeting - 7th JULY 8 PM. BOOK- Skippy Dies by Paul Murray. Booker Prize Long Listed. Definitely NOT what you think !!!!!! Come on give it a go!!!

Administrative Office Opening Hours

The office hours are: More ›

Free WiFi at WYC

WiFi hotspot has now been moved. More ›

Club Championship - Update

As the first two days have been blown off, the Club Championship will be rescheduled to take place over the August Bank Holiday subject to confirmation by the sailing committee. On Monday 30 May there will be one race starting at 1100. This will not count towards the Club Championship. John Boorman, the race officer, may hold a briefing at 1000 hrs.

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