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

With the brand new 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 with members lounge and Stows' Restaurant looked after by our Steward and her friendly team enjoying possibly the best river views in town.


Joining SYC

Adam Lauren and Terry P1040336

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!

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SYC Cup 2022

Saturday 13th August 2022

The Sussex Yacht Club (SYC) Cup was back for another bumper entry in 2022 on a hot Saturday 13 August. A total of 14 boats took to the water to contest the two-part event. By combing the popular Pursuit race format with a single fleet race, the SYC Cup provides a variety of competition to the members of Sussex Yacht Club.

2022 Icicle Open

Saturday 12th November - Saturday 10th December 2022

This event is for racing at the Shoreham club house and is open to all dinghy sailors. We will be racing close to the club house and you will all be welcome for a drink after sailing.

Christmas Cracker Series

Saturday 5th November - Saturday 10th December 2022

This is a series of four ‘round the cans’ handicap races, using the current NHC handicap (from the Inshore series) for the first race but amended for the next race(s). See the Keelboat Sailing Handbook for the rules. Courses will be set by the Race Officer on the day.

2023 Keelboat Event Calendar

The SYC Keelboat Committee are working on the detail of 2023’s Sailing Calendar but would like to give Skippers & Crew advance notice of the key dates before their calendars fill up with other events. Please note that the Sussex Combined Clubs have changed the date of their Regatta, which was on 9th September, to 17th June. The revised dates of the major race and rally events are available here:


Balcony life at SYC

Dogs and the Clubhouse

Policy regarding dogs in the Clubhouse.

At the Main Committee meeting in April 2022, the Board voted to allow dogs back into the Clubhouse. This was agreed on the basis that House Committee provided a policy and guidance for the staff on how to police the issue. The policy is as follows: