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Back in business

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

Training has been taking place within the guidelines and dinghy sailors are back to regular racing. The cruisers are heading off in all directions 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 every evening, and we are serving food from Wednesday evening to Sunday lunchtime including Saturday breakfast (opening times are below).

The Walton & Frinton Yacht Trust is open to visitors as well as welcoming its berth-holders and currently has spare capacity for winter berthing.

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

The newsletter 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 reduced number of admin 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 that would normally be spread through the year.

But these are not normal times. We are determined to ensure that it is safe to visit the club, we are and have been complying with all Government guidelines regarding Covid.
We have space to socially distance, we have space to dine, various areas within the club have been opened up specially to accommodate customers and give you space to eat or drink with confidence.
We have a great view and have been described as the “most comfortable bird hide in existence”!
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.
Alternatively, visit us for some excellent coffee, tea and cakes or a Saturday breakfast treat!

New Autumn and Winter Bar and Catering Hours

  DATE

  BAR HOURS

  CATERING

  Monday

  17.00 – 21.00

  No Catering

  Tuesday

  17.00 – 21.00

  No Catering

  Wednesday

12.00 – 14.30 and 17.00 – 2100

  17.30 – 20.00

  Thursday

12.00 – 14.30 and 17.00 – 2100

  12.00 – 14.30 and 17.30 – 20.00

  Friday

  11.00 – 21.00

  12.00 – 14.30 and 17.30 – 20.00

  Saturday

  11.00 – 21.00

  Breakfast 08.30 – 11.00.
  12.30 – 15.30 and 17.30 – 20.00

  Sunday

  11.00 – 21.00

  Lunch (incl Sunday Roast) 12.00 – 15.30

Table bookings: call 01255 675526 during bar hours

To ease the pressure on the staff, please pay by card and preload your membership card to get your member’s discount!
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!