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Tea Bar - Volunteers Required

Volunteers are required to man the tea bar commencing 1st Nov and running to the end of the season. Full instructions will be given. To register for information contact Donna Hender on

Subscriptions 2009/10 - Message from the General Committee

This is a subscription reminder. Members are reminded of Rules 30-33 in the Club Rules which state that members who have not renewed their subscription by 1st November are deemed to be no longer members of the Club and may not use the club facilities or record race results. Please renew your subscriptions as soon as possible. General Committee - 13 October 2009.

Class Captains on their way to the top..

Our fearless Cadet Class Captains Siobhan Lamb and Alicia Clifford took away a trophy for Third Place in the Hobie Dragoon Nationals at Poole Last Weekend only losing second place when their mast snapped on the final leg of the last race of the day! Also a big well done to Josh Clarke and Hannah Fagg who came 7th. WYC wishes them luck in the Spitfire Nationals next weekend.

Bar - Change in Opening Hours

Please be aware that from Monday, 19th October 2009 the bar will close lunchtimes from Monday to Thursday. THE BAR HOURS REMAIN UNCHANGED FOR THE EVENINGS. The bar will remain open on FRIDAY LUNCHTIMES and continue to serve food.

More success for WYC sailors

Tony and Julie Dod proved that marriage is obviously the formula for success. The newlyweds did well at Datchet this weekend where Julie won the Ladies' Dart 18 Nationals and Tony came 4th in the Single Handed Nationals. A big well done to both of them.

Food for the Brain

David Lowes and Donna Hender (back by popular demand) have agreed to provide pre-quiz food on 9th October. Tickets to be sold behind the bar at £6 per person. The menu will consist of southern fried chicken or cajun king prawns served with chips and salad. Food will be served at 6.30pm and the quiz will commence at 8:30pm.

More Tales of Success for Peter Jackson

...who achieved Class 1 bullets last weekend at the Island SC (Nab Tower) and Royal Corinthian (Tiny Mitchell Trophy - which his crew also won overall) events. This means that his crew have won the IRC Solent Series 2009 Championship Overall as well as Class 1. (from 70+ boats). Great news for our WYC cruiser sailors.

Well done the Whitstable Musto team

Congratulations to Andy Peake and Graham Oliver who finished second and fourth respectively at the Musto Skiff European Championships at Lake Garda. And well done to Francis Stileman who was the oldest competitor in the 74 boat fleet and finished all 12 races.

Whitstable webcam replay of the Merlin Rocket Nationals day 3

Watch a replay of day 3 at the Merlin Nationals 2009 held at Whistable as seen by the club webcam over a 24 hour period. Courtesy of WYC member and Cherub sailor William Lee.


Unfortunately Friday EVENING food has not been as popular as we had originally hoped. Having listened to various opinions we have decided to provide a more substantial, freshly prepared, home made dish, possibly with a theme, once a month. We propose to start this Friday 28th August and will publish the proposed menu shortly. Friday lunchtimes however continue to be popular so these will continue. Bar and Catering Committee. WYC.

Well done Christian - again

Last year we wrote: "Congratulations to Christian Brewer who, crewing for former Whitstable member Stuart Jardine, has just won the XOD Captains Cup in Cowes Week from a fleet of 80 boats over 8 days of racing. This is the sixth time Christian has won it with Stuart, and its Stuart's seventh win." Well - they have done it again, in another 80 boat fleet. Two years in a row and a seventh championship win for Christian and an eighth for Stuart. How impressive is that.

Safety First!

Attention ladies! We are currently reviewing our electrics and bringing them in line with current regulations. The bad news is that we have sealed off certain sockets in the ladies changing rooms. The good news is however that we have installed extra sockets (and mirrors) down the far end of the changing room (well away from water). The plugs are in a grey casing. The lid can be flipped opened from the bottom. If you have any problems, our staff (preferably the females) will be only too pleased to help. WYC

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!!

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