Solent Race and Rally

Folly Inn Solent Rally SCV0854Friday 4th - Monday 7th May 2018

The rally starts with the popular Solent race finishing between the forts near Portsmouth, then heading to Gosport Marina for Friday night. They have a really nice restaurant on the marina and would be happy to accommodate us, see They quoted £18 per head and a deposit would have to be paid in advance. Alternatively there is a pub (The Castle Tavern) a 5 minute walk from the marina.
Saturday we proceed to Lymington for the night on the Dan Bran pontoon, a really pretty town with good shops for those who wish to top up their provisions. Lymington Yacht Club have a restaurant which can be booked for those who wish to eat there. Then on Sunday we head to Cowes for the night, always as popular place to stay, finally returning to Shoreham on Monday.

For further details and to register your interest, please contact our Rally Secretarys, Jenny & Tim Worsfield by email

Tala Hinna Race

The Italian Job DSC9056Saturday 19th May 2018

The long inshore Tala Hinna race to Friars Bay via Brighton and return to Shoreham.

Black Rock Race

Saturday 1st September 2018

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 separate Notice of Race will be published for this event.

Double Diamond Race

Double DiamondSaturday 19th August 2018

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 21st July 2018

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.

Autumn Pursuit Series

Saturday 15th September - Saturday 27th October 2018

A series of seven fun races held on Saturdays. Sailing instructions can be found on the Southwick notice board before each day’s race, courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. There will be a Pursuit Supper at Southwick after the 13th October April race. See the Sailing Handbook on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Skinner or David Nunn who are the series organisers.

Autumn Series

Sunday 23rd September - Sunday 11th November 2018

The second main 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 Sailing Handbook available on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times.

Christmas Cracker Series

Ocean Dream Devils Advocate DSC2494Sunday 25th November - Sunday 16th December 2018

This is a series of four ‘round the cans’ handicap races, using the current IRC rating for the first race but amended for the next race(s). See the Sailing Handbook for the rules.

Courses will be set on the day by the Race Officer.

SYC Summer Cruise 2018


Whilst the weekend rallies have continued as usual over the last couple of years, SYC has not enjoyed a Summer Cruise since 2015. A group of skippers got together earlier this year for the purpose of rectifying that situation and this is the result.