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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!

Here's how to join ››

Autumn Pursuit Series

Pursuit Racing P1010208Saturday 5th September - Saturday 24th October 2020

A series of seven races held on Saturdays. Sailing instructions will be posted on the SYC Pursuiting WhatsApp group before each day’s race, courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 2 hours. See the Sailing Handbook on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Nunn (Escape) who is the series organiser who will answer any questions and add you to the SYC Pursuiting WhatsApp group. Please note that Pursuit Suppers continue to be suspended during the current Covid-19 situation.

Bar - Reduced Times During Covid-19

Cask Ale Pumps

The bar could be described as the heart and soul of our club.

We are delighted to advise that the Government have now permitted us to reopen! 

Currently, due to Covid-19, we are open at the following times (updated 22 July 2020): -

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday - 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday - Closed
  • Friday - 16:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday - 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday - 12:00 - 19:00

Please be aware that the closing times are subject to members in the bar and also subject to change following Government guidance.

 

Group Identity for SYC

SYC Group Identity Number for VHF/DSC radios 023200100

More and more members are using DSC radios (those fitted with an emergency DISTRESS button) and realising the benefits of these. Fewer are aware that the Club has been allocated a Group MMSI number by OFCOM/Radiocommunications Agency which alerts all of the Club rescue boats when called.

Support the Door to Shore Campaign

Watch the video below

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.

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.

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.

Coronavirus Update #12

Published Thu 24 Sep 2020

Dear Fellow Members,

It is with some sadness that I have to contact you with another one of these Coronavirus updates; I think we all hoped the country was moving slowly back to some form of normality and we were excitedly planning goodbye events for the old clubhouse, and welcome events for the new one, which we hope to move into during the autumn. 

May I ask that you read, digest and action where applicable the following guidance if you are using the clubhouse and bar/restaurant for the foreseeable future:

Race Officer Duties 2020

Updated 23 September 2020

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.

Dedicate in Memory or as a Living Legacy

We are due to move into our new Clubhouse in the next few months.

There are a number of opportunities within the new building which may give Members the opportunity to pay tribute to loved ones who are no longer with us, or to leave a living legacy representing you/your family’s time a Sussex Yacht Club and contribute in a truly meaningful way to the building which we hope will be our home into the next century.

Building Progress Video

Posted 16 May 2020

Allowed and hour for exercise each day during the national Coronavirus lock down, Steve Vyse chose to keep fit by clambering around the building site that is going to be the new Sussex Yacht Club house. He took a video camera with him.

The film is in HD so you can expand to full screen if you wish.

Expanded Role for Coastwatch

The NCI lookout station on the western entrance to the harbour has, for a while, been able to respond to requests for inshore weather forecasts, radio checks, and AIS equipment checks on VHF Channel 65 (Call Sign 'Shoreham NCI').

Solent CG have now begun to request that calls to them for weather and radio checks are directed instead to NCI.

From April NCI Shoreham will join other south coast stations in broadcasting local weather conditions on Ch 65 at times to be announced.

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.

Autumn Inshore Series

Bandito DSC9073Sunday 6th September - Sunday 1st November 2020

A 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 Keelboat Sailing Handbook available on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times.

Return to Racing

Update Issued 03 August 2020

Dear all,

Well, here it is! The document attached to the link below has been approved by The Department of Digital Culture Media & Sport (DCMS), under the Return to Recreational Team Sport Framework (RtRTF). If we follow this guidance, then we are allowed to recommence crewed yacht racing with participants from different households, just like that!

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 contact the office and post a note on the SYC Racing WhatsApp group.

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

Racing Mark Information at 11 September 2020

David Skinner, SYC Admiral

Our inspirational new Admiral

We have a new Admiral – the inspirational eighty-five years young David Skinner.

David has been an active member of the Club since 1971, when he joined with his young family.  He was our Commodore in 1994 and, until recently, was still racing in his 42-foot ‘retirement boat’ with a crew of up to nine people.

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.