Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out Weston Bay Yacht Club Ltd (WBYC) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website or any other means.

WBYC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should certain identification information be asked for while using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

This policy is effective from 24th May 2018, but may be updated from time to time. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect...

We collect two distinct sets of information. One set for web site users, and one for club members.

Club members register their information at the time of applying for membership. The minimum amount of information is stored to support the management functions of the club. This data is normally collected via the application form, and held on hard copy and the club’s off-line membership database.

We may collect the following information from web site users:

  • Your full name
  • Contact information including email address and telephone numbers
  • Web browser, operating system, page visit history, network location and IP address when visiting our website

What do we do with this information, and do we share it?

We use this information for controlling access to the hidden member pages on the website, and as a source of contact information to follow up on visits from non-members.

This is a website which is hosted by our trusted web hosting company. You have the right to withhold information from us and use the web site with guest access rights.

When visiting our website, Google analytics may collect information (web browser, operating system, page visit history, network location and IP address), which helps us study our users and improve the website accordingly. Google analytics is a trusted service, and it does not hold any Personal Identifiable Information (PII) such as your name, address, email address.

We do not disclose your personal information to any other body.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

Under GDPR regulations, you have the following rights concerning information held by WBYC:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of data access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right of data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling

If you would like to exercise any of these rights or have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. WBYC does not use cookies.

Keeping in touch with everyone is not easy. We all have our preferences on how we like to be contacted. Here is what we are doing to spread the word.

Where are we? - Well pretty near the sea!

The club is situated on the beach at Uphill, a scenic historic village about two miles along the undefined sea front from Weston Super Mare (51° 19'.25 N 002° 59'.5 W). Uphill is a small village on the south side of Weston Bay, which extends between Brean Down to the south, Birnbeck Island and the old pier to the north.

This area of the Bristol Channel is a popular tourist area, with all kinds of water sports held nearer the shore. Uphill has a long history of prehistoric settlements, piracy, sea trading and in the last century, quarrying.

During the summer, visitors come to Uphill to enjoy the beach or a walk on the Mendip Way. On the hill behind the village is the ancient church of St. Nicholas which is still in use - and the remains of the old windmill which can be seen from Weston beach. There are two attractive old pubs in the village within easy walking distance of the beach. These are The Ship and The Dolphin.

The Club opens every Friday evening and visitors are welcome. For more information contact the President, Mr Bob Godbold. Also - see the Key Club Contacts page for more.

General Facilities

The clubhouse has a fully licenced bar and comfortable social room, toilets / showers / changing facilities, a kitchen and a small storage area.

It is a peaceful friendly place to have a drink, away from the buzz of the town and in summer the sun sets across the bay, creating some spectacular views.

Visitors are always welcome to join the members on Friday night or after racing on Sundays.

General Enquiries

Please send all enquiries etc to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Moorings Master

If you have an urgent matter concerning the club's boats and moorings, please contact the Club's telephone 01934 257071.

The Club House

We open every Friday evening from 20:00 throughout the year, and visitors are very welcome. For more information contact the President - Mr Bob Godbold, or the Commodore - Mr Jeff Parker via the club's info email address.

Friday night at the club house 01934 257071

Club officials

The Club's Secretary for formal communications is Mr Andrew Carnegie - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Commodore and Vice-Commodore are Mr Jeff Parker and Mr Jeff Adams respectively. As Ed Williams has recently sailed off to warmer climes, we have a vacancy for Rear-Commodore. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.].

The Club's Treasurer is Mr Mick Aspell - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Club's Membership Secretary for membership enquiries is currently Fiona Austin - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For events, contact the Entertainments Secretary Mr Steve Caiger - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- in all other cases, please use the info email address.

Full members of the Club can apply for a license to make use of a section of the River Axe for mooring their boats. The annual fee for each license was £75 at the time of writing.

The Crown Estate has allocated sufficient space on the river for approximately 100 mooring slots to be managed by the Club.

Members are allocated slots by the Moorings Sub-committee, at which point they are said to be the 'license holder' for that slot. It is then up to the license holder to provide the mooring ground tackle, keep it properly maintained, and maintain the license payments.

The club does not run a formal system of work rotas. Instead it relies on volunteer effort from the members to get things done.