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LATEST NEWS

For the duration of the current ‘lock-down’ the Clubhouse has been ‘moth-balled’ and while the Club is not imposing restrictions on the use of the dinghy park and pontoons, members are expected to abide by all Government requirements for social distancing and any further regulations that might be imposed in the future, both local and national.

The Walton & Frinton Yacht Trust has specific instructions for their berthholders using their facilities. By arrangement the Basin will be opened for holders of long term moorings. Visitors will not be admitted.

All telephone calls and emails to the Club are being diverted.

The update will continue to be sent out weekly and the website will be updated when there is any relevant information.

Work continues planning Club development post-virus.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

THE CLUB

 The Club has evolved from a Royal Navy observation tower and a collection of ex-army huts to a purpose-built clubhouse and RYA Training Centre with all the facilities you need to enjoy your water sports – dinghy sailing, canoeing, cruising… – and then relax afterwards in the bar or dining room.
But the facilities are only a part of the story. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better location to enjoy a meal or a pint. Whether the tide is in or out – there are few views more impressive.
And then there is the most important element – the people. Whether you are a cruiser or a racer, you’ll find plenty of like-minded people in our ‘family’ and be very welcome.
 

BAR & CATERING – BY THE WATER

Of course, we have our social side. From the fun of Open Day to the formality of the Black Tie Dinner, from Christmas on the Quay to steak nights, these are just some of the regular events spread through the year.

But there is always the welcome of the bar and dining room, open most days of the week throughout the year. You’ll travel many miles before you come across a better, clearer pint and the steaks, mmmmmm. You had better try it for yourself.

ON THE WATER

If there is enough water around the clubhouse there will be people on it.
As you would expect we have dinghy racing and active training for the younger generation. We also offer training courses and help for those taking up sailing or water sports when they have left their teens behind, shall we say.And for those of you who want to sail at any time, Titchmarsh Marina is just a few minutes away (but our beer and food is better).

Cruisers

Boats of all shapes and sizes with very similar crews. The cruisers have an all year programme that starts in the Spring and finishes with Guy Fawkes. Even then they end up ‘rambling’.
And though they will meet at various points along the East coast – they often finish in the Club for lunch.

Dinghies

While not hosting a large fleet of any particular class, you will find there is still a certain ‘edge’ that keeps the club’s dinghy racers very competitive. We have Jewels, Lasers, Phantoms and a host of single and double handers racing against each other on handicap with the helms ranging in age from the very young to those of ‘significant experience’.
Racing starts with the Winter series and runs seasonally through the year (including a Summer evening series) before concluding with the Snowball at Christmas.
The tides and terrain of the Walton Backwaters make conditions interesting but they rarely detract from a lot of fun.

TRAINING

 

All our courses are working towards the RYA certificate specified in the name of the course, we aim to get as many people as possible on the water and having fun. More courses will be added when the demand is there, and when the tide and calendar cooperate! Please contact W&FYC office: office@wfyc.co.uk for booking and Heidi Wright: training@wfyc.co.uk for more information
All costs are based on the participant already being a member. A small temporary membership fee is added to the cost of course for a non-member as we really want to encourage new members to come and see what our club is about!