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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 £14.75 per month.

Here's how to join ››

Yachting Monthly Supports SYC

We are delighted that the UK's biggest Yachting magazine- Yachting Monthly - is adding its weighty support to the Door to Shore fundraising campaign by becoming our official media partner.  This is a tremendous coup for us and will significantly raise the profile of Door to Shore nationally.

There will be a news story in the January edition about the campaign and the inspirational approach of Sussex Yacht Club in fully embracing the needs of allmembers in the design of the new clubhouse.  The editorial team is also planning a number of follow-up articles and will be visiting us next year, with the plan of writing a major feature once the build has been completed.

It is extremely rare to achieve this level of support from a major publication like Yachting Monthly.  We should all feel very proud for this recognition.

Support the Door to Shore Campaign

We need your support for the Sussex Sailability Door to Shore Charity Fundraising campaign, which aims to create a centre of sailing excellence for disabled sailors right here at Sussex Yacht Club. You can help with donations, fundraising and by highlighting the campaign to people or organisations that you think may wish to give. To find out more visit www.sussexsailability.org/door-to-shore

Please view our short film on this link: https://vimeo.com/365297256/6c7aa76c65

Sailing Section Prizegiving 2019

Saturday 16 November

This is the big formal night out for many boats so girls should start thinking about frocks and chaps can start the annual hunt for the elusive black tie. The prize giving night this year is on Saturday 16 November with tickets priced at £30 which includes showcase dining from chef, table service and a disco (the DJ is reported to be excellent). Tickets for this event are always in demand so please book early!

Guests should arrive in their finery no later than 19:30, there will be a three course meal, dancing, excessive consumption, raucous celebration and a good time for all. You should arrange carriages up to 01:00 on Sunday!

Olympic sailor backs Door to Shore campaign

Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, has thrown his support behind Sussex Sailability’s charity fundraising campaign to build some of the very best facilities for sailors with disabilities in the UK – right here at Sussex Yacht Club.

The ‘Door to Shore’ campaign aims to raise £538,000 which will allow the Yacht Club, in partnership with Sussex Sailability, to create a fully accessible centre of sailing excellence in Shoreham.

New Year's Eve 2019

WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF DINNER DANCE TICKETS!        BUT....

There will be a limited number of dance tickets available at £15 each from 9.00pm to late.

We only have permission for a maximum of 200 people to be in the building and therefore it will be necessary to have a ticket if you wish to come in to celebrate in any way.  We will sadly have to turn people away who do not have a ticket if we exceed the magic number.

For those who wish to know the menu having booked ahead and secured one of the prized dinner/dance tickets:

Membership Card & Fob Usage in the Bar

1 August 2019

At the Board meeting in June it was decided that after a year of planning it is now time for the Bar and Restaurant to fully utilise the electronic till system in order that members receive the discounted prices to which you are entitled; this will come into effect Thursday 1August 2019.

You will need to have either a fob or new chipped membership card that can be scanned. If you do not have either a fob or new chipped membership card please contact the office who will be happy to help.  These cannot be sent out in the post and therefore require that you either collect it from the office or from behind the bar with prior arrangement.

Getting everything ship-shape

Thank you to everyone who joined Sussex Sailability for a busy morning recently; preparing its specially adapted boats for storage over the winter months.

The hard-working team scrubbed, checked and de-rigged all 15 boats to make sure that everything was all ship-shape ready for next spring, when the charity begins sailing again.

Kevin Headon from Sussex Sailability said, “The autumn months bring a sharp drop in the temperatures of the water and the weather starts to turn.  For our sailors, who can’t necessarily move around to keep warm, this makes maintaining body heat very difficult – so we have to reluctantly finish sailing for the year.

Mark Status

The purpose of the table below is to report any issues with our racing marks. If you are aware that one is off station or missing then please inform the sailing section by email to the sailing section or contact the office.

The information on this page should be used by Race Officers when planning racing.  

Racing Mark Information at  23rd October 2019

Paralympian gold medallist throws support behind ‘Door to Shore’

British sailing’s golden girl, Helena Lucas MBE, has added her support to the Door to Shore charity campaign, which aims to build some of the best facilities in the UK for disabled sailors – right here at Sussex Yacht Club

The campaign aims to raise £538,000 which will enable us, in partnership with the charity Sussex Sailability, to create a fully accessible centre of sailing excellence for those with disabilities.

Race Officer Duties 2019

In order for yachts to race at SYC we need skippers and crews to take their turn to carry out Race Officer Duties.

The dates for these duties are published below and are based on skippers' choices made at the Pre-Season Keelboat Sailing Meeting each year, with the remaining dates allocated to boats by the Keelboat Sailing Committee.

Christmas Cracker Series

Ocean Dream Devils Advocate DSC2494Sunday 24th November - Sunday 15th December 2019

This is a series of four ‘round the cans’ handicap races, using the current NHC handicap for the first race but amended for the next race(s). See the Keelboat Sailing Handbook for the rules. The last race will be followed by a prize-giving and meal at Shoreham.

Courses will be set on the day by the Race Officer.

Beaujolais Nouveau Night!

Friday 22nd November 19.00 for 19.30

We are celebrating with a fabulous Menu Francais all for the brilliant price of just £15 per diner.

Please see menu information below:

2019 Icicle Open

THE ICICLE RACE FOR 2ND NOVEMBER HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER REPORTS

From Saturday 2nd November to Saturday 21st December.

Sailed in the canal at the Southwick Club House, the Notice of Race and details for the Icicle Open for 2019 can be found here >>

 

£3111 raised from 'Up the Creek' Raft Race

The final figure raised from our first charity raft race was a brilliant £3111 profit.  Our grateful thanks to all our sponsors, donors of gifts and prizes and of course our resilient rafters who made the day such fun.

Next year's race will be on Sunday 23rd August and we will be looking for helpers, volunteers and of course sponsors and course entrants once again. 

More details will be issued in the New Year, but please note the date in your diaries!

 

More on Southwick Parking Restrictions from the Secretary

From 1 July 2019

About a month ago, wooden posts appeared along Riverside Road adjacent to our moorings. Upon enquiring of the Port why they were there, we were advised that the Port had contracted with a car parking enforcement company, GXS, to patrol, monitor and enforce car parking in all areas of Port controlled roads and car parks including Riverside Road and Lady Bee Marina car park.

Car parking enforcement would commence in these areas with effect from 31st July and permits were made available to SYC for distribution to berth holders and visitors to the boats, moorings, stores and clubhouse.