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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!

Here's how to join ››

Nab Tower Offshore Race 2021

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Sunday 19 September 2021

This should be the 5th and final race in the Offshore Series, but because of Covid restrictions is the only one to have survived. It heads out to the Nab Tower and then returns to Shoreham, the course gives Skippers some choice of routeing making it an extra interesting race. Further details are in the the Keelboat Section Handbook but are repeated below.

Sailing team brings cup home to Shoreham!

The Sussex Yacht Club has raced to victory in a prestigious sailing race, proudly bringing a cup back to Shoreham.

The J-Cup is an annual competitive yacht racing event designed to celebrate the J Boats range, high performance sailboats. Over the three days, competitors take part in eight short course races between Hamble, Plymouth, Guernsey and Cowes.

Autumn Inshore Series 2021

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Sunday 5 September - Sunday 31 October 2021

A 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 Keelboat Sailing Handbook available on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times.

The new Sussex Yacht Club club House

Keeping you safe at SYC

What you need to know when visiting the Club House

As Covid Restrictions have now been lifted, we would like to ensure all our members, visitors and staff are kept as safe as possible when coming to the Clubhouse.

Autumn Pursuit Series 2021

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Saturday 4 September - Saturday 23 October 2021

This series follows on from the very sucessful Summer series with 27 boats competing in at least one race. Sailing instructions will be posted on the SYC Pursuiting WhatsApp group before each day’s race, courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 2 hours. See the Sailing Handbook on the website for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Nunn (Escape) who is the series organiser who will answer any questions and add you to the SYC Pursuiting WhatsApp group.

David Skinner, SYC Admiral

Our inspirational new Admiral

We have a new Admiral – the inspirational eighty-five years young David Skinner.

David has been an active member of the Club since 1971, when he joined with his young family.  He was our Commodore in 1994 and, until recently, was still racing in his 42-foot ‘retirement boat’ with a crew of up to nine people.