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Whitstable Yacht Club now has a new range of regalia available to club members. Smarten up your look with a WYC club tie, or dress for the sailing season in a Polo Shirt! More ›

Prosper Arts Project News Flash – First Viewing of the aerial Pictures on Saturday 5th January

For those interested (club members along with friends and guests) there is an opportunity to view the aerial photographs taken on two occasions recently at the club. As an added incentive to attend this event, those who took part in the final race of the season (Sunday 16th December) will be able to select one high quality picture to keep for free! To qualify for your free picture all you need do is attend the event. This will be an opportunity to discuss the Prosper project with Andy and Tracey (our local artists and partners) and provide feedback and views on the images collected so far. shadow cat
The event will commence at 7:30pm. To ensure we have your picture available, if you sailed on 16th December and will be attending, please let Richard Earland know by Friday 4th January.

New free WiFi access point

A new free WiFi access point is being trialled in the club bar. If this one proves to be better, then the old Freerunner hotspot will be removed in the new year. The hotspot should give you a stable connection to the internet while in the club building for smartphones, tablets and laptops! To access the hotspot, look for the "WYCFreeWiFi" wireless connection on your device, then follow the instructions on the login page. If you have any feedback on the new access point, please contact Robert Govier

Prosper Art Project update - Helicopter aerial photography

The Prosper Arts Project will be taking photographs of Whitstable Yacht Club and the last race of the season from a helicopter this Sunday! After success of the aerial photography from a plane on 18th November, the project wants to maximise the opportunity to capture aerial photography of the last race in the season on Sunday 16th December by hiring a JetRanger helicopter (and pilot) to fly from Manston to Whitstable harbour. The aircraft will be on task at 13:55 and fly not less than 600 feet altitude and remain over the beach or close inshore for 45 minutes. The aim is to follow the race and then return safely to Manston, with a total flight time of 1 hour 10 minutes. Please come and make the last race a good one, with as many boats on the water as possible, and members who aren't sailing on the beach for a great photo opportunity! More ›


In a bid to keep WYC's postage costs to a minimum, 2013 boat stickers are available to pick up from the Sea Room. They have been placed in folders alphabetically based on members surnames. Please pick up your sticker(s) the next time you visit the club and place on your equipment. Many thanks, Sailing Sec.

Notes from the 2012 Meeting of Sailors

Please click the link to see the notes from the Meeting of Sailors held on 11th November 2012. Notes_of_meeting_of_Sailors_11_Nov_2012.doc

Missing boat parts - please check!

A number of boat parts have gone missing from the Chalet Park, including a Topper boom and mast. If you have taken anything from the Chalet Park recently, please can you double check that you have picked up the right bits. If you find anything that you think might be the missing parts, please contact the club office. Thanks, Robert Govier - Rear Commodore (Sailing)

Congratulations Ruth Oliver - RYA Regional Young Sailor of the Year for the South East!

Whitstable Yacht Club cadet Ruth Oliver has won the RYA Regional Young Sailor of the Year Award for the South East region after being nominated by the Sailing Committee. In January she will be treated to a VIP day at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show followed by the national YJA Pantaenius Young Sailor of the Year Award ceremony where she will receive her Regional Young Sailor trophy. More ›

WYC member Max Hunt wins the UK 2012 Laser Radial Grandmaster category

Competing in five events over 2012, Max Hunt won the Grandmaster Radial category. Well done to Max for flying the flag for Whitstable Yacht Club. His next destination is Mexico for the Mexican Masters Championships. Sailing Sec.

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, 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.


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


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 ›

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