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! 

Barts Bash Gallery ››

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.

Messing About in Boats

Arun Old Toll Bridge 16982 July 2014

SYC Member William Mills recounts a short but memorable voyage on the river from the club in his article, published on website. William has not named names to save blushes from one of our new boat owners. Read it the story here ››

Match Racing Pictures

Fri 18 July

On Friday 18 July teams gathered at the SYC Southwick Club House for the inaugural Match Racing Event. Competition was hot with the matched pair of Sonars being thrown all over the canal to raucous cheers from the pontoons and balcony. A great time was had by all and judging by the feedback we'll be holding more of these events.

In the meantime here are a few photos kindly sent in by member Dave Lee.

Shoreham Junior Team

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The Shoreham Junior Team is being started with a recruitment drive through June 2014 to give those youngsters that have done a couple of years of sailing the opportunity to improve and try racing and keelboat sailing as well as introducing teaching skills and the RYA instructor scheme.

This will be a feeder to the highly successful Shoreham Youth Team, which has been developing since 2008 and has proved extremly succesful with those that commit getting some fantastic opportunities to race and sail both at the club around the UK and abroad.

Read more about the Shoreham Junior Team ››

Club Merchandise

SYC-Embroidered-LogoNew clothing range

SYC branded polo shirts and fleeces are back by popular demand! We currently have two different styles of polo shirts along with two different types of fleece available in black with an embroidered SYC logo on the chest.

For just an extra pound you can also get your boat name embroidered below the logo.

Text Messaging

SMSFrom 6 May

To help keep members informed about club activities we are trialling a new SMS texting service notifiying club activities and events by text message. All members who have given us mobile phone numbers will start to receive text messages from us to advertise training courses and social events. We appreciate that not everybody likes receiving promotional messages so if you would like to opt out then please let Paula in the Office know by emaiing her on

2016 Icicle Open

Sailor Southall is King of the River!

Steve Southall retained the Langley Icicle Open Trophy raced on the river during October and December 2016 by winning the final two races held in very calm conditions. Photo is of Steve beating up towards the footbridge. Thanks to Sussex Yacht Club and John Redman’s team for another successful series enjoyed by a record 32 competitors.

Sussex Yacht Club are now preparing for winter Cooler series which begins 8 January. Held in Southwick Canal this demanding Open event continues to grow and attracts top local helms such as former national champion Tyler Harmsworth.

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.