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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 ››

Getting everything ship-shape

Thank you to everyone who joined Sussex Sailability for a busy morning recently; preparing its specially adapted boats for storage over the winter months.

The hard-working team scrubbed, checked and de-rigged all 15 boats to make sure that everything was all ship-shape ready for next spring, when the charity begins sailing again.

Kevin Headon from Sussex Sailability said, “The autumn months bring a sharp drop in the temperatures of the water and the weather starts to turn.  For our sailors, who can’t necessarily move around to keep warm, this makes maintaining body heat very difficult – so we have to reluctantly finish sailing for the year.

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.

New Year's Eve 2019

WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF DINNER DANCE TICKETS!        BUT....

There will be a limited number of dance tickets available at £15 each from 9.00pm to late.

We only have permission for a maximum of 200 people to be in the building and therefore it will be necessary to have a ticket if you wish to come in to celebrate in any way.  We will sadly have to turn people away who do not have a ticket if we exceed the magic number.

For those who wish to know the menu having booked ahead and secured one of the prized dinner/dance tickets:

Membership Card & Fob Usage in the Bar

1 August 2019

At the Board meeting in June it was decided that after a year of planning it is now time for the Bar and Restaurant to fully utilise the electronic till system in order that members receive the discounted prices to which you are entitled; this will come into effect Thursday 1August 2019.

You will need to have either a fob or new chipped membership card that can be scanned. If you do not have either a fob or new chipped membership card please contact the office who will be happy to help.  These cannot be sent out in the post and therefore require that you either collect it from the office or from behind the bar with prior arrangement.

Ho's Pinta

Saturday 28th December 2019

A stand-alone fun race for the keelboats to blow away the post-Christmas blues and get you in the mood for the New Year's celebrations.

The race starts at 11:00 and the course will be set on the day by the Race Officer.

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.

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.

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.

CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT IN AID OF DOOR TO SHORE CAMPAIGN

Fun Quiz Night!

7.00pm Friday 17th January 2020

£10.00 per ticket (on sale from Wednesday 18th December)

Raffle and Supper Bowl included in the ticket price!

Contact the office or bar for tickets - 01273 464868 / 01273 453717

Sailability AGM

Sat 22nd 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

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. To find out more visit www.sussexsailability.org/door-to-shore

Please view our short film on this link: https://vimeo.com/365297256/6c7aa76c65

2019 Icicle Open

THE ICICLE RACE FOR 2ND NOVEMBER HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER REPORTS

From Saturday 2nd November to Saturday 21st December.

Sailed in the canal at the Southwick Club House, the Notice of Race and details for the Icicle Open for 2019 can be found here >>

 

£3111 raised from 'Up the Creek' Raft Race

The final figure raised from our first charity raft race was a brilliant £3111 profit.  Our grateful thanks to all our sponsors, donors of gifts and prizes and of course our resilient rafters who made the day such fun.

Next year's race will be on Sunday 23rd August and we will be looking for helpers, volunteers and of course sponsors and course entrants once again. 

More details will be issued in the New Year, but please note the date in your diaries!

 

More on Southwick Parking Restrictions from the Secretary

From 1 July 2019

About a month ago, wooden posts appeared along Riverside Road adjacent to our moorings. Upon enquiring of the Port why they were there, we were advised that the Port had contracted with a car parking enforcement company, GXS, to patrol, monitor and enforce car parking in all areas of Port controlled roads and car parks including Riverside Road and Lady Bee Marina car park.

Car parking enforcement would commence in these areas with effect from 31st July and permits were made available to SYC for distribution to berth holders and visitors to the boats, moorings, stores and clubhouse.

Rule 37 Update

Changes to the rule governing the allocation of Southwick moorings

The land on which our Southwick west pontoon is built is leased from the port and this lease expires in 2019. In addition, the physical structure of the jetty is now at the end of its design life. Rebuilding this jetty in the same location is not an option as it’s location conflicts with the ports own development plans for the Lady Bee marina. Accordingly a new layout for our Southwick moorings has been designed. Various configurations are under consideration but none provide the same number of berths at Southwick that we currently enjoy.

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