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Back in business

It’s a new beginning and we are feeling our way.

Training is under way again and dinghy sailors are meeting for impromptu racing. The cruisers are heading off for overnight stays and we are witnessing more paddle-boards and canoes being launched from the Club.

Members are meeting up whether inside, on the glass-protected North terrace or on tables spread around the outside of the Club. The bar is open five days a week, every evening just for August, and we are serving food from Thursday to Sunday (opening times are below).

The Walton & Frinton Yacht Trust is now open to visitors as well as welcoming its berth-holders.

With more staff around the Club, during opening hours we can take your calls regarding membership or booking a table and from the start of August the office will be open every weekday morning.

The update will continue to be sent out weekly with the latest news and planned activities, but please bear with us while we continue to work on the website which is very much a work in progress, not helped by having rather busy volunteers and furloughed staff!

All this while we safely comply with Covid regulations and maintain social-distancing. Thank you all 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
  DATE   BAR HOURS   CATERING
   Saturday 5th Sept   11.00 – 21.00 **   12.00 – 15.00 and 18.00 – 20.00
   Sunday 6th Sept   11.00 – 21.00 ** Brunch from 10.00 – 12.00 (if there are enough advance bookings and Lunch from 12.00 – 16.00
   Monday 7th Sept   1700– 21.00 **      
                          No Catering
  Tuesday  8th Sept   17.00 – 21.00 **                           No Catering
   Wednesday 9th                    September  12.00 – 1430 and         1700 – 2100                            No Catering
   Thursday 10th                     September  12.00 – 1430 and         1700 – 2100**      brunch 08.30 – 11.00 and  lunch 12.00 – 14.00
      Friday 11th                       September     11.00 – 21.00 **                12.00 – 15.00 and 18.00 – 20.00
    Saturday 12th                      September     11.00 – 21.00 **                12.00 – 15.00 and 18.00 – 20.00
    Sunday 13 Sept     1100  –  21.00 **             Lunch (Sunday Roast) 1200 – 1600
** The bar may stay open later if required
 
Table bookings: call 01255 675526 during bar hours or leave a message on this number or 07908 991969
To ease the pressure on the staff, please preload your membership card.
Please avoid using cash if at all possible.



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!