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!
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
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 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
The annual event where our successful sailors are presented with their trophies was hosted by The Rose in June Pub in Margate last night. A total of 24 trophies were presented for both the race-series winners, and for individual achievement. MYC Bosun, Graham Head, once again proved to be the man to beat, picking up no fewer than 7 of the cups. The awards were presented by Club commodore Sue Anderson, ably assisted by Rear More »
2 Mar 2023