Important Information Regarding WSC

On Friday 27th March 2020 the General Committee agreed to continue  managing the Club until it is possible to hold an AGM later in the year.

The following were also agreed:
1. Under HM Government restrictions introduced this week, the Club premises are now off limits. Members should not work on their boats or do other non-emergency activities on Club premises.

2. All club events and activities are cancelled until at least June 1st.

3. All expenditure of £200 or above requires approval of the Commodore or Vice Commodore and the Treasurer.

4. Mooring & Dinghy Park fees are deferred until June 1st.

5. With the very real possibility that cruisers would not launch until late summer (or not at all),  the “Overstaying” rule would not apply this year.

We would also ask members who pass the Club premises on their daily exercise, to report anything unusual.

The Commodore’s Annual Report and the Club accounts will be circulated week commencing 30th March.

Please look after yourselves and others so that we can enjoy each other’s company ashore and afloat as soon as it is safe to do so.

Eric Strudwick on behalf of the General Committee

Online club racing

Coming soon for WSC members! Online club racing (with up to 20 players per race) courtesy of Virtual Regatta & the Royal Yachting Association.

To get ready, use this link to head to Virtual Regatta Inshore   or download “VR Inshore” from your App Store and sign up for a free account.

Then check out the RYA’s great introductory videos on (1) Getting Started  & (2) Walkthrough & Tips

That should get you prepped and sailing for when we roll out our virtual club racing very soon.


Dear Members,

Following the many recent updates regarding Covid19 your General Committee has been working hard to find ways of keeping the Club facilities available to members whilst following government guidelines.

The PM’s statement on Monday 23rd has created a situation which requires us to take the most extreme measures to safeguard you and your loved ones.

The General Committee is holding a full “virtual meeting” using the internet on Friday 27th March and will put out a statement to you all on Saturday 28th March about the many issues concerning this rapidly evolving crisis and the Club.

In the meantime until you receive the statement from the General Committee the Club facilities are closed to everybody so please do not visit or use them.

Please look after yourselves and others so that we can enjoy each other’s company ashore and afloat as soon as it is safe to do so.


Bernie Hetherington, Commodore

WSC clothing with logo

Rob Maloney has been looking into WSC clothing with logo and has got some prices and details from the supplier.

All garments are navy blue with logo front left, prices are for S – XL. Larger sizes are available which may be at slightly higher prices.
Orders can be mixed sizes. Please follow the link for details of each garment.

Prices are each and include VAT and there is no charge for the embroidery set up.

Polo Shirts
Prices – Print: £15.70 – Embroidery: £17.10

Baseball Cap
Prices – Print: £11.40 – Embroidery: N/A

Beanie Hat
Prices – Print: N/A – Embroidery: £12.60

Rugby Shirt
Prices – Print: £26.00 – Embroidery: £27.40

Fleece Jacket
Prices – Print: N/A – Embroidery: £27.50

If you would like to see other garments the full catalogue is here:

Please contact Rob if you are interested in any items.

Annual General Meeting is postponed

AGM to receive the annual report from the Commodore and the Club Treasurer.

To approve the annual accounts, elect the Club Management Committee and discuss any proposals

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm




Bird Watching Walk with Tim Denham

Leaving the clubhouse at 10:00 and returning in time for a lunch at 12:30 prepared by Carole Newman.

LW 11:10

Sunday 2nd February

Details to follow….


A Talk on the Falkland Islands

Wivenhoe & Rowhedge Yacht Owners Association
1st February – 
All WSC members welcome

Maritime talk – 1st February 19:30

A talk on the Falkland Islands by Bernie Hetherington

at the Nottage Maritime Institute

Cheese, Wine and Nibbles will be available


Burns Night

£10 per person, payable on the night. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer or email Carole Newman

Haggis (vegetarian option available) tatties & neeps, pudding and a wee dram. Singing, Scottish dancing and bowling for a bottle of whisky; always a great night.  We look forward to seeing you.

Please contact Carole to reserve your place.