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.

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.

General Meeting Result

Held Saturday 4th November 2017

The resolution put to memebers at the General Meeting was;

“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”

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

IRC Sussex Championships 2018

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th 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. The hosting club rotates between these clubs and it is Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club’s honour to host this year's event. It is hoped that a sizeable contingent of SYC boats will take up the challenge and sail to Eastbourne for the weekend of 16th - 17th June for what promises to be an amazing event with competitive racing and shore side frivolities.

AGM Notice 2018


Notice is hereby given that the 92nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Shareholders will be held in the SHOREHAM CLUBHOUSE on Saturday 17 February 2018 at 10:00.

The agenda can be found within the document downloads below.

Royal Escape Race 2017

Friday 26 May 2017

The race was a huge success and celebrations in Fécamp were made all the sweeter for SYC as Doug Beanlands collected the Tony and Adele Boysons Commemorative team trophy as SYC Team Captain. Other notable results for SYC include Barda taking 1st in IRC 2 with Maverick in 3rd. Truant took 3rd in SCCH 1 and was the first placed short-handed boat. Moon River was first in opted motor sailing.

Full results on the Royal Escape Race Website

Sailability AGM 2018

Sussex Sailability LogoSaturday 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.

Some ways of Escape

October 2014

Here's a new video from the Monarchs Way Association covering the Royal Escape Race and how David Skinner and Moonlight Saunter helped deliver Trevor Anthill to Fécamp. Made by John Crix who sailed with Moonlight, it's well worth watching. 

Coastwatch on Ch 65

Coastwatch Granted Dedicated VHF Marine Channel 65

The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) has been allocated a national licence by OFCOM for the use of VHF Channel 65. This dedicated channel has been granted to NCI with strong support from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Channel 65 facilitates communications between NCI lookouts and seafarers on a variety of routine matters. Stations are able to respond to requests from passing, as well as local sailing craft and fishing vessels for radio checks as well as actual weather and sea state conditions. They will also be able to provide on request information on a range of local facilities including, for example, local moorings, charted anchorages, water taxi contact details and local hazards.

New Years Eve Party

Sunday 31 December 2017

Hollywood Glitz and
Glamour Evening

Gentlemen: Black tie; Ladies: Cocktail dresses or long - or dress ‘Hollywood style’!

A fabulous evening of good food, entertainment plus a little bit of magic for your delectation!

Disco and Buble-style singers, so come and dance the night away!

Tickets are just £40 per person which represents outstanding value for a three course meal with entertainment on New Years Eve. Don't just book yourself, why not encourage your friends and make sure you see the new year in with all your favourite people? Tickets from the Bar in person or you can call 01273 453717.

Big fleet, tiny wind

Autumn Series 2013

With seventeen yachts on the starting line on Sunday 15 September this was the largest fleet of the season to come under the starting orders of OOD Neil Prescott. It was just a shame that the forecast light airs turned into no airs towards the end of the shortened course.

In The Wind Newsletter

In The Wind TileAre you getting it?

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


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 ››

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