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Members information for Whitstable Yacht Club

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Whitstable Yacht Club Rules

Download Whitstable Yacht Club's rules (updated as agreed at the 2024 AGM).

Download WYC's Data Privacy Notice (updated 13th January 2020).

Download WYC's Social Media Policy.

Download WYC's Equality Policy.

Whitstable Yacht Club Club Development Plan

Download Whitstable Yacht Club's Development Plan (updated March 2024).

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Download WYC Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Statement (updated on 1st April 2022), Full WYC Safeguarding Policy (updated in June 2022), and the WYC Child Welfare Policy (Guidance for members and cadets) - (updated on 1st April 2022). For more information, see

Whitstable Yacht Club Sailing Instructions

Download the WYC sailing instructions, (Updated Apr 2024).

Safety Advice for Free Sailing and Water Sports

Guidance for safe sailing at Whitstable.

Download the General and Sailing Safety Manual (PDF) (WORD) - Updated December 2016.

Boat Parking and Equipment Storage

Download Boat Parking and Equipment Storage Policy (updated Nov 2022).

Notes for Race Duties

Race Officer Duty: These notes will guide you through race officer duty, from course setting through to the recording of results. If you are in doubt about any aspect of running the race, don't hesitate to ask another sailor or club officer for help. Prior to your duty, please familiarise yourself with the sailing instructions.

Safety Boat Driver and Crew: These notes provide background and guidance on what's expected of a Safety Boat Driver and the Crew on duty. For additional information on how the race will be run, see also the Race Officer Guide above. Also below are the equipment lists and checklists for the equipment and safe operation of the club support boats.

Additional useful links for Race Management at WYC: