Spring Series

Bandito DSC9073Sunday 12th March - Sunday 7th May 2017

A potentially chilly yet hotly contested series of seven races with courses set on the day using the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. See the fixture list and Sailing Handbook for further details, race dates and times.

Spring Pursuit Series

Pursuit Racing P1010208Saturday 11th March - Saturday 22nd April 2017

A series of six fun races held on Saturdays. Sailing instructions can be found on the Southwick notice board before each day’s race but courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. See the fixture list and Sailing Handbook for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Skinner who is the series organiser.

St.Valery Rally & Race

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August 2017

Sail over at your leisure on the Friday followed by dinner with Club Nautique Valeriquais on the Saturday evening. Sunday is the Seaway Trophy race back to Shoreham. Most Skippers will already be aware that St Valery has tidal restrictions and they will need to satisfy themselves of entry and exit arrangements.

For further details and to register your interest, please contact our Rally Secretary, Ann Macey by email sailing-section@sussexyacht.club.

Solent Race and Rally

Folly Inn Solent Rally SCV0854Friday 28th April - Monday 1st May 2017

The rally will begin with the first race in the long inshore series which is a race from Shoreham to the Forts off of Portsmouth. The rally will then continue with the Friday overnight stay in Haslar Marina, Gosport allowing crew members with work commitments to easily join the rally. The Saturday night will be spent at Yarmouth, then Sunday we head for the Folly before setting off back to Shoreham on the Monday. For further details and to register your interest, please contact our Rally Secretary, Ann Macey by email sailing-section@sussexyacht.club.

Tala Hinna Race

The Italian Job DSC9056Saturday 20th May 2017

The long inshore Tala Hinna race to Brighton and return to Shoreham on Saturday, this year the race is not followed by a rally.

Black Rock Race

Saturday 2nd September 2017

One of the traditional SYC Open races that brings out fleets of both yachts and dinghies that race up and down the coast, passing Black Rock, Kemp Town. For SYC yachts this race is the sixth race of the Long Inshore series.

A seperate Notice of Race has been published for this event. See here

Wednesday Evening Series

Wed 7 Jun - Wed 2 August 2017

This is a series of five 'round the cans' inshore races on Wednesday evenings with races set on the day by the Race Officer and starts planned for 19:30. Starts will either be a gate or from the mast on the beach; this will be advised by the Race Officer on the day.

Double Diamond Race

Double DiamondSaturday 20th August 2017

This is classified as a long inshore race with the name derived from the tradition of setting the course to loosely describe two diamonds. 

Ferguson Race

Catch-22 DSC5053Sunday 16 July 2017

A traditional long inshore race with the course to be set by the Race Officer. There are separate classes for yachts and dinghies with a separate Notice of Race published. This is an open event. For SYC yachts this will be the fourth race in the Long Inshore series.

Rosebowl (Lady Helm) Race

Lady Helm Pat P1010283Sunday 13th August 2017

An inshore race around the SYC cans with the course set on the day. The helm for this race must be a lady club member.

Autumn Pursuit Series

Sat 16 Sep - Sat 11 Nov 2017

A series of six fun races held on Saturdays. Sailing instructions can be found on the Southwick notice board before each day’s race but courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. See the fixture list or Sailing Handbook for further details, race dates and times (4th Nov race postponed to 11th Nov), or contact David Skinner who is the series organiser.

Autumn Series

Sunday 24th September - Sunday 5th November 2017

A seven race series starting in what we hope to be our Indian Summer. Courses are set on the day using the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. See the fixture list and Sailing Handbook for further details, race dates and times.

Christmas Cracker Series

Ocean Dream Devils Advocate DSC2494Sunday 26th November - Sunday 17th December 2017

A series of four round the cans races with courses set on the day. This is a well supported series full of Christmas cheer and the racing is levelled by the handicaps being adjusted as the series progresses. In the spirit of being a fun series every competing boats comes away with a bottle!

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