Sailing at MYC

Welcome to Margate Yacht Club.

We offer sailing opportunities from training sessions, weekly competitive dinghy racing as well as fun social sailing excursions in a wide variety of boats. We are a warm and friendly club and welcome members of all ages and skills to come join us out on the water.

We are a volunteer run club with an extremely active membership. You can join as an individual member, or get involved as a family or as a non sailing member. We welcome kayakers and stand up paddle boarders alike. Find out more in our Membership Information. Safety boats and Race Officer duties are run by our members on a rota basis throughout our programme with training available for the roles.

We look forward to you joining us out on the water soon!

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Latest news

Pettman Cup May 2024

The Pettman Cup is run over two days with the best 3 of 4 race to count for the win. Sunday morning saw a moderate SW wind, with the race officer setting an M shape course with a running start and lots of angles to sail and a strong tide making interesting choices of upwind leg. Race 1 Graham and Heather got away from the start (being a faster boat) but could More »

31 May 2024

Easter Egg Cup 2024

We turned up to a grey day with strong wind gusts forecast, what a start to the season, but when we got on the water we found it was pleasant, a nice temperature ,with light to medium winds. We started sailing east from the start line with very close competition in the mid fleet, with Chris in his streaker getting ahead and finishing first. Great sailing by Jacob and Lola in the 420 to get More »

6 Apr 2024

MYC Training 2024

The training dates for RYA courses (dinghy and powerboat) are now on our website and available to book. For adults wishing to learn sailing in dinghies, the Club offers two courses which enable you to progress quickly from beginner to confident sailor in a controlled, safe and enjoyable environment. Both are RYA Accredited Courses comprised of two days instruction for each level, usually over two individual weekends. The dates available in 2024 are; More »

11 Feb 2024

Commodores Cup 21/05/2023

Due to lack of wind, the Commodore's Cup was re - run this week , which saw very str ong 18+ mph winds, and a very big sea swell , thanks to the north er ly wind which has been blowing for the past few days. There was much More »

7 Jun 2023

Pursuit Race - 23rd April 2023

Pursuit Race Our first pursuit race of the year, where the slower craft start first with the faster dinghies trying to catch up for a race limit of 90 minutes. The weather was cold and wet with strong gusty winds blowing off shore from the South East. Just before the start the wind gusts increased seeing one capsize and a retirement before the race had started. The capsize sorted, the start hooter went and More »

4 May 2023

Easter Egg Cup 2023 - Series Review

Easter Egg Cup 9-10 April, 4 races in total. Sunday saw light winds, sunny sky and a keen group of sailors including new member's, ready for their first outing of the year and ready to race. Race 1 A close start with all boats vying to be first to the mark, then followed a technical race watching for wind gusts and allowing for the More »

18 Apr 2023

Upcoming events

Jun 19

16:30 - Youth Training 2024 » Youth Training

Jun 19

18:45 - Halfmoon 2024 » Halfmoon 7

Jun 22

09:00 - RYA Training » RYA Level 1 or 2 Course (Day 2…

Jun 22

18:00 - Evening Sail to Margate Sands…

Jun 23

10:30 - Summer Solstice Cup - New

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