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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.


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 £14.75 per month.

Here's how to join ››

Sailability Social Evening

Friday 21 February

There is to be an SYC social gathering hosted by Sailability on Friday 21 Feb with all SYC members invited to join in, gathering at 19:00 to dine at 19:30 for £15.00 per person.

Menu: Chicken, Beef or Vegetable Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls. (Rice Noodles) followed by Key Lime Pie or Cheese and Biscuits.

We need at least 20 diners to make this social viable, so if you are intending to join in, could you please let us know by Thursday 20 February by booking through the bar on 01273 453 717 or emailing

'Up The Creek' Raft Race 2020

Sunday 23 August 2020

Time to start building your entries for the second Annual Raft Race Charity Event organised by SYC!

Let your imaginations take over and test your engineering skills! We are planning a much bigger event this year for the whole of Shoreham to enjoy, so spread the word that you don't have to be a member to enter.

If you would like to take part, sponsor or would like to volunteer your time please contact the office. 

More details to follow - watch this website and the SYC Facebook page.

Sailability AGM

Saturday 22 February

The Annual General Meeting of Sussex Sailability will take place at Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham, on Saturday 22 February 2020, with the meeting commencing at 15:00 in the Royal Escape Room.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for election as a Sailability Trustee or as a Committee Member should contact the SYC Club Secretary for a form which should be completed and received back no later than by noon on Wednesday 22nd January.

Support the Door to Shore Campaign

Watch the video below

We need your support for the Sussex Sailability Door to Shore Charity Fundraising campaign, which aims to create a centre of sailing excellence for disabled sailors right here at Sussex Yacht Club.

You can help with donations, fundraising and by highlighting the campaign to people or organisations that you think may wish to give.

Paralympian gold medallist throws support behind ‘Door to Shore’

British sailing’s golden girl, Helena Lucas MBE, has added her support to the Door to Shore charity campaign, which aims to build some of the best facilities in the UK for disabled sailors – right here at Sussex Yacht Club

The campaign aims to raise £538,000 which will enable us, in partnership with the charity Sussex Sailability, to create a fully accessible centre of sailing excellence for those with disabilities.

Six Nations 2020

1 Feb - 14 Mar 2020

Although the opening England game v France was a tad dissapointing, the Six Nations continues and what better place to watch the big games than SYC? The bar will be buzzing and Natalie will be serving snack baskets for every match.

There is always a brilliant atmosphere in the club on match days so put some or all of the following dates in your diary!

Ladies Who Lunch

Wednesday 19 February

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month our lady members are invited to gather for an informal get-together over lunch.

March Club Night

Friday 7 March

Celebrating Italian Cuisine

Dine with us on club night and enjoy two courses for just £15.00 per person, with the added attraction of having for the first time a choice of three fabulous main course dishes. 

Keelboat Sailing Handbook 2020

The Keelboat Sailing Handbook contains an overview of all the Keelboat racing at Sussex Yacht Club and functions both as a guide and as Notice of Race for each of the individual events and series.

It also contains the general keelboat sailing instructions, reference to mandatory keelboat safety equipment and other useful information for 2020.

The handbook first edition has been issued 11 January 2020, but may be revised during the season, with notification of any changes communicated via the WhatsApp groups to all registered skippers.

Download the Keelboat Sailing Handbook v1a in PDF here ›› 

Historic motor yacht club returns home

We are welcoming the return of a prestigious motor yacht club to Sussex Yacht Club.

Sussex Motor Yacht Club (SMYC), which was founded in 1907, has a colourful history of powerboat racing and early aviation. Past members have included royalty and celebrities such as Rudyard Kipling, Charlie Chaplin and Pink Floyd’s Rick Wright. 

Once based here, SMYC moved to Brighton in the late 20th century and has been without a waterside base for the last 25 years.

Olympic sailor backs Door to Shore campaign

Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, has thrown his support behind Sussex Sailability’s charity fundraising campaign to build some of the very best facilities for sailors with disabilities in the UK – right here at Sussex Yacht Club.

The ‘Door to Shore’ campaign aims to raise £538,000 which will allow the Yacht Club, in partnership with Sussex Sailability, to create a fully accessible centre of sailing excellence in Shoreham.

Annual Report and AGM

Saturday 29 Feb 2020

Sussex Yacht Club Limited 
Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 94th Annual General Meeting of The Shareholders will be held in the Shoreham Clubhouse, 85-89 Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RF on Saturday 29 February 2020 starting at 10:00.

Any member of the Club is welcome to attend the meeting however only Shareholders may vote on any resolution proposed

February Quiz Night

Thursday 27 February

As promised the SYC Quiz Nights are back on the last Thursday of every month. Come as a team or turn up on the night and we'll put you together.

Quizzers to convene on Thursday 27 February in time for the quiz to commence at 19:00.

We will break at 20:15 for food, comprising a bowl of delicious chicken or vegetable curry, served with rice and a poppadum at £7.50 per brain, and expect to cheer the winners by 22:30.

Contact the office or bar to book!

01273 464868 / 01273 453717


Tuesday 25 February

Back by popular demand comes the SYC “Pop Up Pancake Night”.

We will be offering a selection of savoury pancakes for main and a selection of pancake desserts.

Please contact the bar to book a table between 17:30 and 21:00. We are planning to provide individual table service throughout the evening and you can book your own dining times through the bar on 01273 453 717 or by emailing

See below for the full menu and pancake pricing.

Mothers Day at SYC

Mother’s Day Lunch

Sunday 22 March

Book your Mothers Day Sunday lunch at SYC with a table of four, and Mum will enjoy her main course free of charge and receive a surprise treat!

This is always one of our busiest Sunday's so it's essential that you book in advance; ring the bar on 01273 453717 or email

Bar Prices

1 January 2020

Due to the rising costs being passed onto us by our suppliers we will be implementing a minimal price increase in the bar and restaurant from 1st January 2020.

House Committee and Steward

Yachting Monthly Supports SYC

We are delighted that the UK's biggest Yachting magazine- Yachting Monthly - is adding its weighty support to the Door to Shore fundraising campaign by becoming our official media partner.  This is a tremendous coup for us and will significantly raise the profile of Door to Shore nationally.

There will be a news story in the January edition about the campaign and the inspirational approach of Sussex Yacht Club in fully embracing the needs of allmembers in the design of the new clubhouse.  The editorial team is also planning a number of follow-up articles and will be visiting us next year, with the plan of writing a major feature once the build has been completed.

It is extremely rare to achieve this level of support from a major publication like Yachting Monthly.  We should all feel very proud for this recognition.