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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News

It’s not just about dinghies and cats….

WYC's keelboat side is also not only alive and well but also winning against the best competition. 'Icom Assassin', the Stimson IRC 42 skippered, helmed and part owned by Peter Jackson, has just taken both the Class and Overall lead in the 60 boat 2009 'Solent Series' Championship fleet. 2nd in the Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta 3 weeks earlier Assassin won Class 1 in the Portsmouth event last week to move into the overall lead with 2 regattas to go. The clubs Paul Peggs also remains near the top of the international 2 handed offshore race series.

WYC Regalia

We have a limited selection of regalia available to members (young and old). Please ask the bar staff for the catalogue (and order forms). All purchases must be paid for in advance. WYC.

Thank You from the RNLI

The RNLI wished their thanks to be conveyed to the Whitstable Week Quizzers who collected £92.36 for the charity. It's always good to keep on their right side!!

Wanderers At Whitstable

Full report follows - just click on the link. (To all our "newsfeeders" you will have to log on to the website to read this). WYC More ›

Newsletter is On Line

There is now a link to the latest WYC newsletter on the home page of the website... and a new newsletter! It will be posted in the usual way to those sans e-mail.

Rot of Ages

The scran bins are clean and free of rotting underwear. Useable clothing has been hung up to air. Everything disgusting is in the bin. Clothes hanging in the ladies' fire exit lobby will be binned after the end of June if not claimed. So will the paired-up footwear on the gents' outside steps. Good stuff from the gents' is in the wooden box under the tea bar stairs.

More Whitstable success

Congratulations to Will Lowes, crewed by Hugo Tucker, who finished 5th from a fleet of over 70 at the Feva nationals at Weymouth over the weekend. Also to Mark Barnes and Tom Pygall (standing in at the last minute for an injured Pete Nicholson) who were 6th at the B14 nationals at Plymouth. Well done boys!

Stunning win for Sophie

Sophie Mackley, sailing with Jo Richards, won the National 12 championships at Thorpe Bay over the Bank Holiday weekend. Sailing a revolutionary new design by Jo (his first since 1981) they had 6 firsts and a second in a 70 plus boat fleet, including winning the prestigious Burton Cup.

Congratulations to Meia and Elin at the Eric Twiname Trophy

The Mirror fleet enjoyed some great sailing at Eric Twiname on day one, with four close races in moderate breezes, with occasional gusts over 20 knots. With no wind and no racing on Day 2, the championships were settled over four races. Harnett sisters, Meia and Elin took home the ET Trophy, with Peter Sedgwick and Ewan Byers second, Helena Pugh and Liam Angrave taking the final podium position. This was also the first qualifier for the RYA National Squad, which saw current members Tom Lovesey and Milly Pugh, battling hard with Alex Lloyd and Jack Moore, both winning two races, with the former pair winning on count back, with Meia & Elin Harnett finishing an excellent third ahead of several National Squad boats.(Extracted from the Mirror class website)

Summer park and ride for Whitstable

A weekend park and ride scheme is to be trialled in Whitstable this summer in a bid to reduce congestion and make parking in the town easier. Click on the link for more details. More ›

RNLI Pursuit Race

Well done to our own Mark Barnes who beat 70 boats to win the Annual RNLI Pursuit Race in his B14. The event itself was very well organised by Bob Long - four different classes of boats in close contention for first place just goes to prove this. If you want a visual reminder of yesterday's race take a look at http://www.photoblink.com/sailing/whitstpur09/. We are grateful to Tania Samus who was our resident photographer for this event. In fact all participants can pat themselves on the back as we managed to raise approximately £270 for the RNLI. A very successful day for everyone!

Polite Request

I have been reminded by the Harbour Users that our members are still parking in front of the Fishermans Huts opposite the RNLI main entrance. You may not realise this but you are blocking the vents to the fisherman's refridgeration units which causes hot air to blow back into their fridges. As we move into the busy season I would be grateful if you could respect our neighbours' wishes (and tell others) - this is their livelihood and the Club works very hard to maintain good relations with those around us. Many thanks. Melanie, WYC

Sale of boats

There are a number of boats in the Chalet Park for which outstanding boat parking fees have not been paid. These boats will be sold in accordance with guidelines set out by the RYA. For further details see the notice board in the Sea Room.

Congratulations to Chris and Tom

Well done to Chris Lewns and Tom Pygall who won the Brightlingsea Merlin Rocket Open and Silver Tiller meeting at the weekend.

News from the sailing committee

At the sailing committee meeting last night some amendments to the racing schedule were agreed. More ›

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