Liz CowardSailability are an important part of Sussex Yacht Club so it was great to hear about the experiences of Liz Coward, a local freelance writer who visited SYC, and interviewed some Sailability sailors and volunteers at the end of last season.

Here is the blog that she wrote for us “A day in the life of Sussex Sailability”

John Bull Race

Sunday 1 Jan 2014

Brace yourself to ignore the crashing pain of New Years day after the SYC NYE celebrations and get afloat to compete for the John Bull trophy. You'll need a stiff upper lip to be ready for the 12:30 start on the river.

Download Notice of Race and Entry Form

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 £13.41 per month.

Here's how to join ››


Farewell to Deana

Deanna P1040407Members will be sorry not to see the cheerful features of Deana around the bar these days. After 28 years service to the club she has retired to look after a member of the family.

Neil Fraser Betts writes: “Deana started work at SYC some 28 years ago. She has mainly worked Mondays and Tuesdays as well as club functions. When we first started the club quiz 20 years ago Deana would purchase the nibbles and plate them for us purely for the cost of the food only.

Milk Bottle Tops

milk-bottle-topsThere is a collection box in the office in aid of the Chestnut Tree House, details of which are available here: As you can see this is a very worthy charity which does some wonderful work with the children. Please bring your (washed) plastic milk bottle tops to the office to help this cause.

Draft AGM Minutes

Published 14 Feb 2013

Following a request from the Membership, the Secretary has published here on the website draft minutes of the Annual General Meeting of Sussex Yacht Club, held Saturday 26 January 2013. Tim has requested Members to review these minutes and direct any comments to the Office as soon as possible.

Download the Draft Minutes here ››

Munday Success

SYC member Adam Munday has made his Dad Nick very proud by winning the Royal Southampton Yacht Club Clarkson Cup Regatta 2013. Adam was racing J97 UndulJence under the SYC burgee, coming first overall in class three - well done! Adam honed his skills with SYC, training on Tuesday evenings sailing at Southwick and is currently at Uni in Southampton.

Read more about the event and Adam here ››

Canary Sailing Offer

Gran Canaria PuertoRicoA week for just £400!

Tom Milligan, a hugely qualified RYA instructor and popular long time member of SYC, has made a very generous offer to the club of luxury cruising in the Canary Islands this summer aboard Molly'O, his Bavaria 41. She's currently lying in sunny Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, waiting for you to come aboard for a cruise, long or short, fast or slow; whatever you want Tom will be there to make sure you enjoy exactly the kind off sailing that you want.

Club Forum

April 2013:  We have a new forum installed called 'BANTER'. This new system is better at fending off spammy posts than the old one and hopefully all your usernames and passwords have been migrated successfully, but if not, registration is easy and automated so you don't have to wait to use it. If you feel we need any other new sections then let us know - on the forum! The new forum can be found right here ››


twitter-bird-white-on-blueSussex Yacht Club now has a twitter account @SussexYachtClub. We will be regularly tweeting about club news and events so if you are a keen tweeter make sure you follow us and help spread the word! 

Sussex Yacht Club

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.