Sailing Meeting

Sat 2 March

With the season nearly upon us it is time for the Sailing Meeting. Held upstairs at our main Shoreham-by-Sea Club House, Sailing Captain Adam Thompson and his team will introduce the sailing programe for 2019. The meeting opens at 12.00.

Learn about what's new this season and sign up for Race Officer duty on a date that suits you (otherwise duties are just allocated). The racing, pursuiting and rallying programe has been the subject of much debate and we hope you'll find lots for every skipper and crew to look forwards to.

Take the family out on the water says David, 84

An inspirational eighty-four year old sailor is encouraging Sussex families to get out on the water together.

David Skinner has been an active member of Sussex Yacht Club since 1971 and was the club’s Commodore in 1994.  For the last 40 years he’s been sharing his passion for sailing with those who are new to the sport by taking them out on his own boat to show them the ropes.

March Club Night

Friday 1st March

Club night at SYC is an informal monthly gathering when members are encouraged to come along to the main Shoreham club house, treating the occasion very much like a night out at a good pub with friends.

Our Steward Natalie with Chef Alan present an excellent supper with service commencing at 19:30 sharp with diners served two courses for £12.50.

Menu can be seen below...

Posh Pancake Night!

Shrove Tuesday - 5th March

£12.50 per head.  Please book to avoid disappointment.  Dine between 18.30 and 20.30.  Just book a table and time to suit you. A waitress will take your order of up to 2 filling options for the main course (two generously filled pancakes served with a side salad).  This will be taken on the night by your waitress.

Menu can be seen below...

Local Community Groups - Come and Use our Rooms for Free!

We are offering free community space

The Yacht Club is opening its doors to offer its clubhouse facilities to local community groups for free, since we are keen to help not-for-profit groups that are in need of a space to meet. 

Our clubhouse has a lift, a wheelchair accessible toilet and several parking bays for those with disabilities.   There are two spacious meeting rooms, Wi-Fi and the first floor room has a balcony with beautiful views across the harbour.

Terry Kinch, Commodore of Sussex Yacht Club said, “At quiet times, when the membership isn’t using our clubhouse, it seems a shame for the rooms to be left unused when other local groups would be grateful to have the space available to them.

“Over the years we’ve had many different local groups use our clubhouse, but it may be that the local community just isn’t aware that this resource is potentially available to them.

“If you would like to know more, then please do get in touch.”

For further information on free availability for community groups or to make enquiries about hiring a room for a meeting or celebration please telephone 01273 464868 during office opening hours (09.00 - 14.00 weekdays) or email


Rule 37 Update

Changes to the rule governing the allocation of Southwick moorings

The land on which our Southwick west pontoon is built is leased from the port and this lease expires in 2019. In addition, the physical structure of the jetty is now at the end of its design life. Rebuilding this jetty in the same location is not an option as it’s location conflicts with the ports own development plans for the Lady Bee marina. Accordingly a new layout for our Southwick moorings has been designed. Various configurations are under consideration but none provide the same number of berths at Southwick that we currently enjoy.

Sailability AGM 2019

Sussex Sailability LogoSaturday 23 February 2019

The Annual General Meeting of Sussex Sailability will take place at Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham, on Saturday 23 February 2019, 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 25 January 2019.

Dolphin Sightings


The Brighton Dolphin Project launched by the World Cetacean Alliance aims to connect people to the incredible marine life off the local coast. Their new Discovery Centre, based on Brighton beach next to Brighton pier, is where they are collecting data regarding Brighton’s current and historical dolphin populations. They are very interested in photos and video footage of dolphin encounters caught by the public.

If you have any information/footage of encounters with dolphins that would be good for their Discovery Centre please visit their Facebook page and report any sightings or information. Other social media includes: Brighton Dolphin Project 
Instagram: brighton_dolphin_project
 and Twitter: BriDolpProject

A message from the Steward

Club functions have recently had a poor uptake, which resulted in the hard decision to postpone the Summer Party, upsetting those that already had the date in their diary

Club events require sufficient interest in order to be viable and having only a few members signing up in advance, clearly gives myself and the house committee a problem... we are here to entertain and please you rather than gamble with club funds!

In order to book a band, produce quality food at reasonable prices and generally put on a good event, I really do need you lovely members to try and book or express your interest well in advance. Only then are we able to commit to booking a band. Please remember: No bookings = No event!

Support your Yacht Club, book your places as early as you can and join in the fun!

Natalie Brett Stansell
Sussex Yacht Club Steward

Club House Redevelopment

Update 7 August 2018

We are pleased to announce that Planning Permission was unanimously granted at the Planning Meeting on 6 August 2018.

Details of the development can be seen below:

Notice to Mariners


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that commencing on or about Wednesday 04th April 2018 and continuing for approximately 15 days dredging operations will be undertaken in the Approaches, West and East arms of Shoreham Harbour by the Trailer Suction Dredger “Sospan Dau”.

Wake up to your wash

From the Harbour Master

It is with sadness that I must inform you that whilst on a vessel moored alongside a quay in the West Arm of Shoreham Harbour, a person sustained an injury, of the loss of part of a finger. One of the contributing factors of this incident was other vessel movements in excessive wake/wash. 

Harbour Assist

March 2018

The new marina management system being implemented by SYC is being quietly launched through March and if you need to log in then this is where you go...

Link to access Harbour Assist ››

There is also a link in the main menu underneath the 'Members' heading.