Wherry Yacht Charter
Caring for the Broads' last wherry fleet

All charter customers receive complimentary membership of the Friends of WYC.

Become a hands-on volunteer with our weekday maintenance work.

Friends enjoying a shared supper on board

Become a Friend to support our wherries and enjoy benefits including exclusive access and events, and early booking on public sailings. We are always in need of volunteers, not only for practical tasks around the wherries themselves, but also for essential back-room roles such as publicity and events organisation.

Friends of Wherry Yacht Charter

From the equivalent of just £1.25 per month, membership of the Friends is an affordable and rewarding way to support our work. Our Friends receive:

  • Our regular newsletter, The Gaff Line.
  • Opportunities to volunteer and get involved with crewing, restoration, administration and other tasks that support our work.
  • Exclusive invitations to trips and social events both on board and on shore.
  • Early information and booking on public events, scheduled wherry sailings and other sailing opportunities.
  • Opportunities to make summer evening use of Hathor, moored, at How Hill.
  • And, of course, the satisfaction of knowing that your subscription will help to protect, restore and sail the wherries.

Annual subscriptions remain at £15 single, £30 family, or a one-off fee of £250 for Life Membership. We are grateful to members who choose to top up their fee with an additional donation.

To join as a Friend, or make a donation, please contact the Friends with your name and contact details, and we will send payment information. We can also arrange membership for someone else as a gift. We are unable to take card payments but will supply information for you to set up a recurring payment with your bank, or you can post us the relevant details with a cheque.

For details of how we use your personal information, please see our privacy policy.

The role of the Friends

The Friends plan and carry out many aspects of our events, non-charter sailings and fundraising activities, and recruit new members to support the work of the Trust on an ongoing basis. All volunteers are members of the Friends, and we always need more help in areas from boat maintenance to admnistration - see our volunteers page for details of how you can get involved. Administratively, the Friends Committee of WYCCT is a sub-committee of the Trust and works closely with the Trustees to achieve the charity's aims.

Wherry Yacht Charter is a registered charity (as Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust), number 1096073

WYC is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, RDPE, Geoffrey Watling Trust, Town Close Estate Charity and others.

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