WSC is a friendly, family-orientated club 30 minutes from London (on a Sunday morning!), and probably the most active club for dinghy sailors in north Kent. It is located on the River Medway well below the point where it becomes wide and is thus ideal for dinghy sailing both up and downstream. Launching is at all states of the tide from a slipway and adjacent shingle beach.
Members sail a wide range of boats, which are split into fast, medium, slow and junior handicap fleets. There is also class racing for Miracles, while Laser 2000's are becoming popular in the medium fleet. Examples of the 29er, Buzz, Contender, Kestrel, Lark, Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 3000 & V3000, Laser 4000, Laser Vortex, Osprey, Phantom, RS400, RS500, RS600, RS800, RS Vision, Topper, Wayfarer classes are all raced regularly in the handicap fleets.
The club organizes a number of open handicap events throughout the year, including a Topper/Laser open, the Wilsonian Grand Prix and Medway Dinghy Regatta in June/July, a Winter Series through November and December, and the Chilly Willies race on 1st January. The club also helps run the famous 'Hoo Freezer'. Club racing is year-round, apart from a short break in January, and is generally on Sundays, though from May to August there are races on Wednesday evenings too.
Training is also a strong feature of the club, at beginner level and beyond, both in dinghies and in safety boats. As a Volvo RYA Champion club, junior training is also strongly emphasised.
Off the water, a large clubhouse accommodates changing and showering facilities as well as food and drinks bars and social activities such as parties and barbecues.
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