Whitstable Yacht Club (WYC) hosted Laserfest last weekend with more than 40 boats taking part in a weekend of competitive racing.
Entrants from as far afield as Thailand, Canada, USA and Eire enjoyed perfect conditions with ideal winds for close competitive racing and plenty of sunshine too. The overall winner was Jeff Loosemore from Australia.
As one of the oldest and largest sailing clubs in England, Whitstable Yacht Club offers exceptional opportunities for sailing and windsurfing for all ages and abilities. The sailing season runs from March to December, with more than 170 events throughout the year, racing most weekends and special events like Whitstable Week, open meetings and the legendary long distance Forts Race. WYC also hosts major national championships and competitive events for a range of boats from hi-tech foiling moths and catamarans to Lasers, Merlins and Tasars through to the more leisurely but still competitive Wanderers. WYC’s training school has a fleet of boats for adults and children to learn on and a team of experienced and friendly instructors.
The club is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Recognised Training Centre (RTC) and all of the club’s sailing events are organised and run by volunteer members, including the safety boat teams and the sailing school. WYC can provide courses for members of other affiliated RYA sailing clubs as well as to people who want to try sailing for the first time. There are also many social events and new members are welcome, including social and family membership.
Images: Nicky Whatley