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Proud to be one of the oldest sailing clubs in the country

With the main clubhouse, extensive boatyard with modern lift and moorings on the river adur, along with the original clubhouse and locked moorings within Shoreham Port, SYC is first and foremost a members club with unrivalled facilities. Yachts of all sizes call the club home, with both rallying and racing strongly supported, as is the dinghy section where particular attention is given to encouraging youth sailors. The club has a diving section and is home to Sussex Sailability, supporting handicapped sailors of all abilities. SYC also boasts a bar and steward famous for hospitality on both sides of the channel, along with a superb restaurant enjoying the best river views in Shoreham.

 

Joining SYC

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Membership at SYC is open to everybody, with competitive subscriptions for those intending to make the most of our on-the-water activities and great social events, not to mention the bar and restaurant; you could become a member for as little at £14.16 per month.

Here's how to join ››

Spring Series

Bandito DSC9073Sunday 11th March - Sunday 29th April 2018

A potentially chilly yet hotly contested series of seven races with courses set on the day using the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. See the Sailing Handbook available on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times.

Chilly Dinghy Sailing

Cooler Series - 7 Jan to 25 Feb

A very hotly contested open dinghy series sailed in the less than hot water of the January and February canal with the first race of each day starting at 11:00. See you at the Southwick Club House. Again a notice of race with entry form can be downloaded by clicking here.

  • Race 1 & 2 Sun 7 Jan
  • Race 3 & 4 Sun 14 Jan
  • Race 5 & 6 Sun 21 Jan
  • Race 7 & 8 Sun 28 Jan
  • Race 9 & 10 Sun 4 Feb
  • Race 11 & 12 Sun 11 Fe
  • Race 13 & 14 Sun 18 Feb
  • Race 15 & 16 Sun 25 Feb

DINGHY RESULTS PAGE ››

General Meeting Result

Held Saturday 4th November 2017

The resolution put to memebers at the General Meeting was;

“The Board of Directors of Sussex Yacht Club Ltd resolve to sell a strip of land along its frontage with the A259 Brighton Road, not to exceed 3.5m in width overall, to allow the local authority to erect a flood defence wall and new pavement with maintained access to the existing Sussex Yacht Club site. The sale price of the land will be £3.3 million pounds”

The resolution was passed with 165 votes in favour (including proxy votes) and 1 vote against

SYC Introduction to Yacht Racing Course

Sun 18 Feb 2018 (09:00 - 17:00)

Race Awareness and Race Skills Beginners Course

Course content and objectives:
This course is aimed at the complete novice who would like to try sailing for the first time before signing up to do Competent Crew or something similar.
The course is run by friendly instructors who understand you may be apprehensive. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment and we are sure you will not want to leave at the end of the course.
The morning of the course will be shore based, your instructors will cover all aspects of a day’s sailing including, safety, preparing the yacht and leaving the mooring, getting ready for the race, sailing theory, race procedures and race tactics.
In the afternoon you will get the chance to put the theory into practice. You will gain experience of mooring, rigging a yacht, sail handling and a fun practice race.
By the end of the course you should feel confident about getting out on a yacht, hopefully you will find you're a natural and be hooked for life!

To book your place on the course, please email sailing section at sailing-section@sussexyacht.club

Spring Pursuit Series

Pursuit Racing P1010208Saturday 10th March - Saturday 28th April 2018

A series of seven fun races held on Saturdays. Sailing instructions can be found on the Southwick notice board before each day’s race, courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. There will be a Pursuit Supper at Southwick after the 21st April race. See the Sailing Handbook on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Skinner or David Nunn who are the series organisers.

Winter Lecture Series

Kevin Headon, Principal of the Training Section, is arranging a series of Winter Lectures which will take place fortnightly. Each lecture commences at 19.00 with and expected duration of around 2 hours, and of course there will then be plenty of opportunity to discuss the topic further at the bar!

  • Wed 7 February 2018
    Basic Diesel Maintenance - moved from 10/01/18
  • Wed 21 February 2018
    David Mossman on Marlow Ropes Braid Work - limited spaces to 20 so please book with the office

CA Lobster Pots Campaign

The petition "to improve the way static fishing gear is marked for the safety of all small craft at sea" is now back live. The original attempt was frustrated by the process of government as a result of the general election. Please consider supporting this valuable safety initiative, you can sign up directly through the news letter here.

Project Kraken

People living or working on and around the UK's coastline and waterways are being asked to report suspicious or unusual activity as part of a multi-agency law enforcement campaign.

Project Kraken - a joint initiative now being delivered by the NCA, Border Force and police forces including Sussex Police - aims to increase public reporting and strengthen the general maritime industry's response to the threats.

AGM Notice

SUSSEX YACHT CLUB LTD

Notice is hereby given that the 92nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Shareholders will be held in the SHOREHAM CLUBHOUSE on Saturday 17 February 2018 at 10:00.

The agenda can be found within the document downloads below.

Keelboat Sailing Handbook 2018

The Keelboat Sailing Handbook contains an overview of all the Keelboat racing at Sussex Yacht Club and functions both as a guide and as Notice of Race for each of the individual events and series.

It also contains the general keelboat sailing instructions, guide to mandatory keelboat safety equipment and other useful information for 2018. This may be revised during the season but any changes will be emailed to all registered skippers.

Download the keelboat sailing handbook ›› 

Sailability AGM 2018

Sussex Sailability LogoSaturday 24 February 2018

The Annual General Meeting of Sussex Sailability will take place at Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham, on Saturday 24 February 2018, with the meeting commencing at 15:00 in the restaurant.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for election as a Sailability Trustee or as a Committee Member should contact the SYC Club Secretary by noon on Friday 26 January.

Members' Activity Survey 2017

This is the link to the survey referred to in your annual membership renewal letter, please click here to start.

And don't forget to thank you for completing the survey online you will be entered in a draw for a free meal for two in the SYC restaurant.

In The Wind Newsletter

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The office sends out a regular email called 'In The Wind' each month highlighting news and what is going on. We currently have circa 700 members subscribed to our email list which is only around half the membership, so if you are reading this and wondering where your copy it then you need to subscribe. The online mailing list is separate from that managed by the office so if you are not seeing your copy of the newsletter look down the right hand column of the website home page for where you can subscribe.