A Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday 19th May 2017
19.30 seated for dinner

Set in the 1940's you are warmly invited to enjoy a three course dinner at the
'Pear Tree Inn' with a little intrigue, suspense and problem solving!

View Poster with full details here

Shoreham Clubhouse Development Project – Update

Many of you who attended the Club Annual General Meeting in February will be aware that we currently have some delays on the project whilst the detailed legal processes are drafted and agreed. This stage is arguably the most crucial and we are not going to hurry the process to meet a self imposed deadline. It is still ongoing with draft contract terms being worked on by our consultants and those of Adur & Worthing District Council at this time. Once the draft of these is agreed, the Club will call a General Meeting to approve the terms of the agreement, or not. It then has to be turned into contract form by our respective legal advisors.

Meanwhile, the design side of the new clubhouse and ancillary buildings is at the point at which we can prepare an outline planning application. This is being prepared now but will be submitted only when we are in a contractual position to proceed. This design is broadly as displayed in the bar with some tweaking to undertake as we move to the detailed design stage.

Tony Boysons

Friday 13 January 2017

It with deep sadness that we announce that Tony Boysons, the Sussex Yacht Club Admiral, peacefully passed away on 13 January 2017.

The funeral is at 12:20 on Friday 17 February at Worthing Crematorium, and after at the SYC restaurant.

The family have informed us that Sussex Sailability is the chosen charity for donations and these can be made online here.

Frank Kay has kindly authored an obituary which can be read here.

Wellington Wailers Panto

Saturday 7 January 2017

Our very own Wellington Wailers present 'Treasure Island', a pantomime production that's ideal for children aged from little tots through to rum swilling brigands!

There will be much bellowing and dreadful gags with a dash of slapstick to get the new year off to a very funny start.

The avasting will commence around 3pm on Saturday 7th January. Contact Ian Bush for tickets on 07957 433894 or ask at the bar.

Storage under boats

31 January 2017

As anyone using the club boatyard will know we have for several years been trying to reduce and remove storage from under boats during lay-up.

There is now a very high likelihood that we will need to move boats and re-organise the boat yard on a regular basis as Tarmount Hard progresses and work is planned and then started on the proposed flood defences.

For this reason and after much discussion the moorings and maintenance committee have agreed with the club Boatswains that all unauthorised storage under and around boats on lay-up must cease so that boat movements required can be undertaken without delay or unnecessary time being spent moving personal items.

Club Steward

Meet Natalie, our new Club Steward

We are very pleased to report that Natalie Stansell has joined us as Club Steward and has already overseen the very enjoyable prize giving night.

It is no secret that the bar and restaurant has been heavily funded by the club during 2016 and Natalie has been tasked with maintaining or improving the quality of our hospitality whilst also effecting a financial turnaround.

You may have already noticed changes being made, with the Commodore supporting the quick implementation of new menu pricing to better reflect the costs of service. If you have any suggestions then Natalie will welcome your comments.

Calling Radio Hams

Wednesday 25 Jan

Calling all Radio Hams, Short Wave Listeners and those interested in Marine Radio. We will be having a meeting in the Royal Escape Room in the Shoreham Club House from 8pm on Wednesday 25th January.

We will have at least one working HF transceiver. You don’t have to have a licence, boat etc, just an interest in radio communication. For more info call Ian Bush M1IRB 07957 433894

Icicle Open

Dinghy racing - local aces rule the river!

Local aces Sophy Mackley crewed by Rhys Griffiths showed breathtaking skill winning the first two races of the Langley Icicle Open river series run by Sussex Yacht Club. A record turnout of 30 competitors took to the River Adur near the footbridge in bright sunshine for the first days racing.

Come along and enjoy this hot/icicle cold competition yourself!

Download the Notice of Race and Entry Form

Sailing Through History

Southwick Clubhouse Consultations and Questionnaire

Interested in Business and Community opportunities in Southwick?

‘Have your say’…

In 1926 the Sussex Yacht Club purchased the freehold of the Old Malthouse situated on the waterfront at Southwick. This property has had improvements but little structural change to either the exterior or interior to the present day. The property is the only Grade II Listed Building in the Southwick Conservation Zone and of significant historic value to the wider community and nation.

We now intend to develop the Southwick Clubhouse into a venue more fit for purpose for members, local businesses and the community. The listed building has many heritage features which must be preserved. By sympathetic re-building we endeavour to convert these historic premises into a modern training, events and conference centre, which will complement the proposed Southwick Waterfront development and local development plans.

Sailing Through History

Southwick Clubhouse Update

You will all be aware of the progress on this project reported to you some months ago via Wavelength & our website. Perhaps you feel all has gone somewhat quiet with little progress. Not so!

As you have previously been informed, we were awarded Start Up Grant Aid of £13,000 to be used for very specific purposes as set out by the Lottery Funding Committee. This enabled us to source & contract Consultants. We were also put under the guidance of a Case Manager (Joseph Minden). So far all expenditure has been funded by our Start up Grant with the exception of a committed £360 of our money “which will not need to be spent” (reminded to word as such by our worthy Treasurer at a recent Board Meeting!). The balance of these monies may well have to be refunded but provided we act within the guidelines set in the 55 page of closely typed “Heritage Enterprise Grants from £100,000 to £5 million Application Guidance” our expenditure is not subject to such conditions. So where are we?

Disability Awareness Course

Sunday 9 October

Sussex Sailability invites its volunteers, in particular skippers, crew and shore helpers who have direct contact with our disabled sailors, to attend this RYA Sailability Disability Awareness Course on Sunday 9 October at Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham.

Details on this interesting and informative day course are in this PDF download. The course fee for Sussex Sailability Volunteers and Members will be funded by Sussex Sailability and those interested should book a place as soon as possible by contacting Paula at the SYC office (you may also wish to book for lunch with the SYC Caterer).

General Meeting Result

Held Saturday 3 Sep 2016

As was explained at the meeting, the proceedings were recorded using two devices and the official minutes will be primarily compiled from these recordings backed up by written notes. Asst Sec Jenni is unfortunately still recovering from an injury, so her transcription of the minutes will take a little time before they can be checked and published. In the meantime we can say that the meeting was very well attended and resulted in an almost unanimous result. The original special resolution was amended during the meeting by a normal resolution approved by a unanimous show of hands, delivering the following amended special resolution wording:

‘It is proposed that the membership accept in principle the recommended option for flood defence works at the Sussex Yacht Club Shoreham-by-Sea site, including the disposal of club land directly adjacent to the A259 combined with the construction of a new club house and associated facilities subject to ratification at a later General Meeting.’

Of the 174 votes cast by voting members (including proxy votes) 172 were in favour with 2 against.

St.Valery Rally and Seaway Trophy

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Aug 2016

The St.Valery Rally is one of the most popular cross channel events sailed from SYC. Boats should make their own passage plans to sail from Shoreham to St.Valery; most boats set sail on Friday morning, or in the evening to cruise overnight arrive early Saturday morning. Don't forget that St.Valery dries at low water and you should aim to arrive around 3 hours either side of high water.

There is a supper arranged for Saturday night by our wonderful hosts at Club Nautique Valeriquais; space is limited so you need to indicate how many of you wish to dine with us (and at just €20 per person we would hope everybody does!). 

'LA' Race & Rally

Sat 17 Sep - Sun 18 Sep 2016 *

* Note change in date from that published in the Sailing Handbook which have been altered to take advantage of more favourable tides.

The Littlehampton Race and Rally is usually a sell-out weekend away and we have every confidence that our hosts Arun Yacht Club will lay on a great supper on the Saturday evening along with the traditional ferry boats across the river - who is going to fall in this year we wonder? Anyone Ben the Bosun?

The race to Littlehampton on the Saturday will also be eligible as the SYC entry for Bart's Bash. Arun Yacht Club will be hosting us on the Saturday evening with an appetising three course menu (£15 per person payable to AYC on the night).

General Meeting

Notice of General Meeting To be held at Sussex Yacht Club, 85-89 Brighton Road, Shoreham, BN43 6RF On Saturday 3rd September 2016 starting at 10:00h

Notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of the Shareholders will be held in the Shoreham Clubhouse to consider the following special resolution proposed by The Board:

“It is proposed that the membership accept the recommended option for flood defence works at the Sussex Yacht Club Shoreham-by-Sea site, including the disposal of club land directly adjacent to the A259 combined with the construction of a new club house and associated facilities”.