Welcome to the West Mersea Yacht Club

The West Mersea Yacht Club, founded in 1899, welcomes Members and Visiting Yachtsmen to its newly refurbished clubhouse 365 days a year. The bar is open everyday and excellent dining facilities are available at lunchtimes and on several evenings a week. We offer a launch service to bring you ashore and our launch men can normally find moorings for visitors.

We run a full racing and cruising programme throughout the season and jointly manage Mersea Week every August. This provides a week of racing for every type of boat from small sailing dinghies to large cruisers and Smacks.

You should find everything you need to know about the Club and the facilities you may need on Mersea Island on this website. If you need other information please contact our office on any weekday morning on 01206-382947 or by email (info@wmyc.org.uk)

Do come and visit us here at the WMYC. You will be most welcome.

Ian Shay

Club notice board

RNLI Pennant Race -an update for entrants
This race having been postponed is now scheduled for 31st August 2019 starting at around 1pm depending upon your boat of course.  The tide on that day is 1349 at 5.60m. The entries carried forward are; Cork 1720 Mexican Train Mod Melges 24 Brandy Hole Corby 29 Touchpaper Sigma 8M Sorcerer J80 Java SB20 Super Bazooka...Event date:

Golden Fleece’s Fastnet -another good read
Rolex Fastnet Race on ‘Golden Fleece’: This was my first Fastnet race but the second for ‘Golden Fleece’, the first being in 1975 when she was a young lady representing South Africa in the Admiral’s Cup. She sailed as though she was pleased to be back there again and seemed to enjoy it more than...Event date:

Oystercatcher XXXIII’s Fastnet Race -a great read!
This article was kindly sent in by Richard Matthews. Oystercatcher XXXIII’s Fastnet Race Richard Matthews on his 23rd Fastnet   My 23rd Fastnet was one of this seasons principal objectives and our Ker 51 (ex Tonnerre 4) was acquired with that in mind, becoming the 33rd yacht to carry the Oystercatcher name.   Our crew of...Event date:

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Cruiser racing calendar

August 2019

Monday 29 July - Saturday 3 August
Cadet Week

Sunday 4 August - Monday 5 August
Round The Island Race

Sunday 11 August - Monday 12 August

Monday 12 August - Tuesday 13 August

Tuesday 13 August - Wednesday 14 August

Wednesday 14 August - Thursday 15 August
RNLI Charity Race

Thursday 15 August - Friday 16 August

Friday 16 August - Saturday 17 August

Saturday 17 August - Sunday 18 August

Sunday 18 August
10:00am - Clacton Airshow Cruise

Saturday 24 August
10:00am - Suffolk Rivers Cruise

Saturday 24 August
10:00am - Haughton Cup Burnham - Brightlingsea

Sunday 25 August
10:00am - Amazon Cup Brightlingsea -Burnham

Social calendar

August 2019

Tuesday 6 August
11:30am - Book Club

Unless otherwise stated all photos are supplied by Club members. Committee and Staff photos are by Kevin Edwards, www.kedwards.co.uk