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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 ››

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.

Winter Lecture Series

The Winter Lecture Series sadly will not have a lecture on 'Loving your Outboard' on Wednesday 13th December due to illness within the company who were due to attend.  The next lectures will be in the New Year as follows:

Wednesday 10th January 2018  

19.00 - 21.00      

Training and Dinghy Section        

Basic Deisel Maintenance

Wednesday 24th January 2018

19.00 - 21.00      

Sailing Section                            

First Aid at Sea

Wednesday 7th February 2018       

19.00 - 21.00      


Clipper Round the World Experience

Wednesday 21st February 2018      

19.00 - 21.00      

All Sections                              

 'Speed Dating' for Matching up Crews 


Sailability AGM 2018

Saturday 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.

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.

Racing Results

Yacht racing results are updated as soon as possible after the Race Officer has completed their paperwork. However they do not reflect in the "Latest Changes" list on the front page so please check here regularly.

Christmas Cracker Series Final Race

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The final race in the 2017 series will be held on 17th at the slightly later start time of 11:00 (previously published at 10:00), those who competed in the first two races will know what an enjoyable series this has been so far. Unfortunately race 3 scheduled for the 10th had to be abandoned due to F11 in the forecast but hopefully the final race will benefit from better weather.

The plan for the 17th is a 10:00 lock out, race at 11:00 and return in the 13:30 lock. Then time to tidy up the boats, possibly removing sails etc, then heading to the Shoreham Clubhouse for about 15:00 for a few drinks and the prize giving. This will be followed by one of Natalie's delicious Thai meals, please book at the bar or office to ensure you get a place.

General Meeting Result

Held Saturday 4th November 2017

The resolution

“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”

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

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.

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.