Round the Island

June 2015

A good fleet comprising eight boats from SYC took part in the Round the Island Race, but especial recognition must go to David Golding and Firebird who sailed one of our smallest and most traditional boats to a notable 95th position out of 700 boats in the ISC class. The photo is of Firebird sneaking past the Needles. Tim Cork with Ushaka also sailed his socks off with a praiseworthy 3rd place out of the 33 entries in IRC 3B and 10th out of 496 in IRC.

Well done to the rest of the SYC fleet which also included Maverick, Zonpuka, Arwen, Ruby, Plover and Flyover.

News from the Steward

July 2015 onwards

Jon Edon our Club Steward has announced that the club will from 1 July 2015 be serving light lunches on weekdays from 12:00 until 14:00. On offer will be filled Jacket Potatoes with Salad at £4, Ham and Cheese Ploughmans at £4 and Freshly Made Baguettes or Sandwiches with various fillings at £2.

Jon is also rather proud of his new cocktail list featuring some fabulous drinks of his own design. These have already been trialled and tested extensively on willing members, so don't be afraid of ordering something different!

Jon has also 'refurbed' the bar staff who will be sporting new uniforms from this Friday.

The bar opening times have also been revised and it will now be open according to the following schedule:

150 Years of RNLI Shoreham

RNLI anni logoA lifeboat station was established by the RNLI at Shoreham in 1865 on Kingston Beach at a cost of £133. There have been nine lifeboats at the station in the last 150 years and eight medals for gallantry have been awarded to crew members, five silver and three bronze. To mark this milestone, Shoreham lifeboat station is organising several events in 2015 and you can get news on these at their website

Chris Buggins has made a video about the team training which can be seen below.

A French Perspective

Sylvie and Claude Lacroix of Club Nautique Valerais have posted a video of their recent Ascension rally from St.Valéry-en-Caux to the Solent and then to SYC for a warm welcome and ascension dinner. The video is of course in French but paints a lovely picture of their experiences. SYC has a close cross channel relationship with CNV and we look forward to enjoying their hospitality during our St.Valery Rally 28-31 August. The video can be seen below.


From April 2015

Following questions from Members, the Board have discussed the use of E-Cigarettes and have decided that their use by members and guests inside the club house should be restricted to the carpeted areas of the bar only and not in the restaurant or any other part of the club.

Club Steward

28 April 2015

We are very pleased to announce that The Commodore has formally offered Mr Jonathan Edon the position as Club Steward and that he has accepted this key position at SYC and will be starting with us on 28 April 2015.

Royal Escape Race 2017

Friday 26 May 2017

Excitement is rising as we get everything ready for the greatest yacht race in Sussex. Starting on Friday 26 May 2017, the Royal Escape is the largest offshore race on the South Coast outside of the Solent and is held annually with a mixed fleet of monohull yachts starting just off Brighton's Palace Pier, trimming sails out across the channel to Fécamp on the Normandy coast. It's a distance of 67 nautical miles and we pride ourselves on welcoming everybody from the fastest carbon-rich teams right through to classic yachts and those wanting to adventure across the channel, perhaps for the first time, in supportive company.

To download the Notice of Race  and enter the Royal Escape Race take a look at

Triangle Race 2016

12-24 Jun 2016

The Triangle Race is one of the UK's premier double handed challenges and is run every two years. The Royal Torbay Yacht Club has now posted the Notice of Race for the 2016 event and as so many SYC boats have taken part in previous years we thought it appropriate to promote it on the SYC website. If you have yet to take part then this is one event that you really ought to consider. Ask around at the club and you'll hear nothing but good things. For more information

St.Georges Dinner

Sat 23 April 2016

An evening of patriotic fun and entertainment and wholesome traditional fare with knights and damsels gathering at 19:30 for 20:00. To support the theme you are encouraged to wear red and white for what has in the past been one of the best fun evenings at SYC!  For just £18.00 per head.

We must also explain that our Admiral, Tony Boysons has made an incredibly generous offer to put wine on everybody's table, and he'll be there to make sure we drink it!

RYA Dinghy Show 2016

Sat 5 March

Dave Terry has organised a 17 seater minibus for a trip to the Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 5 March. The bus will leave the Shoreham Clubhouse at around 09:30 hours and tickets are £15 per person (excluding entry to the event which can be paid for on the door). If you would like a seat(s) please contact Dave Terry.

Sailability AGM

Sat 11 February

The Annual General Meeting of Sussex Sailability will take place at Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham, on Saturday 11 February 2017, 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 13 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. 

Barts Bash Gallery

September 2014

On 21 September 2014 Sussex Yacht Club joined together with our friends at Brighton Marina Yacht Club and Brighton Sailing Club as part of the biggest sailing event in the world. We are pleased to report that professional photographer Colleen Slater was aboard Devils Advocate and took some great photos which she has kindly agreed to share with us. Take a look at the new gallery and perhaps order a print for your wall! 

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