Whortonsville Yacht and Tractor Club

The WYTC Cockpit

Ensign Harbor was established in 1987 and became home the Whortonsville Yacht & Tractor Club during the summer of 1990. The WYTC is home to JY Fleet 20 and also organizes group cruises and sailing competitions throughout the year.

Located on Brown’s Creek in the tiny coastal village of Whortonsville, NC, WYTC is a short jog off of the Intracoastal Waterway as it passes through the lower Neuse River. While most of our people are sailors, Ensign Harbor welcomes all transient boaters on their way north or south along the ICW.

The WYTC Store

The WYTC has several items for sale that our manufactured right here at WYTC headquarters. We, of course, have WYTC yacht burgees and tee shirts for sale as well as our new Count the Ways Hatch Tent, and hatch screens.

"Count the Ways" Hatch Tent

"Count the Ways" Hatch Tent

The COUNT THE WAYS HATCH TENT is a simple yet versatile tool designed by boaters, for boaters. A rectangular strip of durable, colorful canvas fitted with loops and grommets, it can easily be transformed into a variety of shapes and configurations to serve a wide range of functions. It is manufactured right here at the WYTC, and retails for $130. Please contact us for details.

Here are a few ways you might consider using your hatch tent:

1. It can be used as a traditional hatch tent to provide cabin ventilation and protection from dampness or sun.
2. You can secure one edge into the wind to funnel air below decks.
3. Open it flat across the space between your bimini and dodger to make for a dryer cockpit on a rainy day.
4. Use the many tie points to create an evening cockpit sun shield as the setting sun sinks below the protection of your bimini.
5. Rig it vertically in the cockpit to easily create a privacy shield for an evening sun shower.

And, perhaps the most valuable use for your COUNT THE WAYS HATCH TENT:

6. When away from your boat for extended periods, you can rig your COUNT THE WAYS HATCH TENT as a companionway cover to prevent driving rain from entering through the companionway sliders. This will allow you to remove your dodger completely, keeping the cabin drier and extending the life of your expensive dodger for years to come.

Click here to download a printable brochure


The 2009 20th Anniversary T Shirt

Each year from 1990 to 2009 WYTC has produced a limited editon of the design of the year which commemorates the annual Summer Solstice Sailebration.

Get Your Official Whortonsville Yacht & Tractor Club T-Shirt before they’re all snatched up by astute sailors who know a collectible when they see one!

Click on the Tee on the right to see a better view of the 2009 logo. Then call Nick to order yours.



WYTC Burgee

WYTC Yacht Burgee

WYTC Dockside