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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.

June Club Night

Friday 1 June

As always Club Night at SYC is an informal get together for all members and their guests to enjoy a chat, a drink or three from the bar and a flutter on the club raffle.

With regards to the optional dining, Steward Natalie and her team are going Mexican for June, offering a sumptuous menu to tempt you out on what we hope will be a balmy summer's evening.

Book your supper now to enjoy Chicken or Vegetable Fahitas with Salad and Accompaniments followed by Margarita Cheesecake or Cheese and Biscuits.

Supper service commences at 19:30 and as usual the price is £12.50 per person to be paid in advance by cash or card through the Office on 01273 464868, or with the Bar staff on 01273 453717. Alternatively email steward@sussexyachtclub.org.uk

 

Summer Pursuit Series

Saturday 12th May - Saturday 18th August 2018

A series of seven fun races held on Saturdays. Sailing instructions can be found on the Southwick notice board before each day’s race, courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. There will be a Pursuit Supper at Southwick after the 18th August race. See the Sailing Handbook on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Skinner or David Nunn who are the series organisers.

June Sailability Social Evening

Friday 8th June

The Sailability get together has moved to Friday evening in June.

The evening is open to all, so even if you are not a participating Sailability member please come along and join everyone for a munch and a natter in good company.

SYC Summer Cruise 2018

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Whilst the weekend rallies have continued as usual over the last couple of years, SYC has not enjoyed a Summer Cruise since 2015. A group of skippers got together earlier this year for the purpose of rectifying that situation and this is the result.

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 30th April 2018

Ship-Keeping Weekend at Cutty Sark

Sat 12 & Sun 13 May

National Historic Ships UK have teamed up with Royal Museums Greenwich, the International Boat Building Training College Lowestoft, the Association of Bargemen and Hermitage River Projects to offer a weekend of adult learning from 10:00 to 17:00 each day in traditional ship-keeping skills at the Cutty Sark clipper ship in Greenwich.

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.

Round Rampion Race

Sunday 3rd June 2018

This is the 3rd race in the Long Inshore Series, it heads out to the Rampion Wind Farm rounds it in an anti-clockwise direction then returning to Shoreham.

Royal Escape Race

Race Friday 25 May

Preparation is well underway for the Royal Escape Race on Friday 25 May with entries open at www.royalescaperace.co.uk.

BREAKING NEWS: We are also pleased to report that 2018 will see the addition of a new 'overall' winner award named the 'Ambex Marine Defence Trophy', very kindly donated by William Smith (who also plans to take 'MV Inquisitor' over on the day. This prestigious award will be presented by William in Fécamp to the yacht from any fleet, with the calculations based on corrected times and retention trophies to 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 

RACE BRIEFING: The briefing evening will be on Thursday 24 May with skippers and crews gathering to sign on, collect race packs and attend an update on the race. Natalie is once again preparing a Royal Escape Supper of Lasagne and Garlic Bread for £6 with chips added for an additional £1.

Women Who Launch

NEW! Starting 21 June 19:00-21:00 for 5 weeks

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday evenings we will be running sailing sessions from Southwick for female members with an emphasis on having fun and to try something new.

Clubhouse & Yard Redevelopment Update

The Clubhouse and Yard redevelopment scheme is often discussed amongst members and it was felt it would be a good idea to give a brief outline each month on the progress made.  

As at the end of March 2018 the situation is as follows:

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.

A Tour of Discovery Yachts - Southampton

March 2018

Discovery Yachts (manufacturers of the Discovery and new Southerly ranges of yachts) have extended a limited invitation to SYC members to have a guided tour of their premises and manufacturing facilities in Southampton.

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.

 

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 ››

Club House Planning

The Shoreham Development Committee (SDP) at Sussex Yacht Club are very pleased to announce that the long awaited planning application for the new club house has now been submitted.

Members and other interested can review the extensive supporting documents and images here on the website, and there is an accompanying PDF document 'A new look for Shoreham's Waterfront' that explains the situation and can be downloaded here ››

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. 

IRC Sussex Championships 2018

Sat 16 - Sun 17 June

The IRC Sussex Championships 2018 will be held at Eastbourne and there will also be classes racing under NHC. The event has been run by yacht clubs in central Sussex including the Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Marina Yacht Club, and Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club.

Ladies Who Lunch

3rd Wednesday of each month - 20th June

Now in it's 3rd month, this event is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, gathering at 12:30 for 13:00 lunch.

A single course meal with complimentary small glass of wine/soft drink is offered for £7.50 per lady. Other courses are available to add to your meal if desired.

Natalie will be on hand to make introductions if necessary. This event is growing in popularity and with no booking required you can leave it to the last minute to decide.

Keelboat Sailing Handbook 2018 v3

The Keelboat Sailing Handbook contains an overview of all the Keelboat racing at Sussex Yacht Club and functions both as a guide and as Notice of Race for each of the individual events and series.

It also contains the general keelboat sailing instructions, guide to mandatory keelboat safety equipment and other useful information for 2018. This may be revised during the season but any changes will be emailed to all registered skippers. Version 3 issued 05/03/18.

Download the keelboat sailing handbook V3 ››