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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org for booking and Heidi Wright: email@example.com 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!