Coastguard rescue

Coronavirus Update #06

Thursday 26 March

Dear Fellow Member and Friends,

I have to advise a correction to my last notification sent out this morning [Update #05} with regards to Shoreham Port only allowing designated commercial craft to use the lock. This is not currently the situation, with the guidance on the SYC website being revised to read; 'Your craft should not be used for recreational sailing and the port will encourage stake holders to follow government guidelines'.

Coronavirus Update #05

Thursday 26 March

Dear Fellow Member and Friends,

I hope you and your families are keeping safe in these troubled times.

Following the taking of expert advice this evening [Wed 25 March], I would like to advise the following:.

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.

Corona Virus

Coronavirus Update #01

As of Wednesday 11 March

In response to enquiries about how the club is managing the impact of the developing Coronavirus situation, the Commodore has asked me to advise members of the following:

Current Measures:

Corona Virus

Coronavirus Update #02

As of Tuesday 17 March

Dear Member,

Further to the Coronavirus notification sent out last week, I wanted to up-date you on current and further contingency planning agreed over the weekend:

Current Measures:

Wash your hands

Coronavirus Update #04

Tuesday 24 March

Dear Fellow Member and Friends,

The announcement last night by the Prime Minister has brought forward plans we expected to be putting into place next week or the week after. The below is a summary of what is and will or will not be happening at the club as we know it today.

This may well change as government advice changes and if so, we will advise you again. I will not repeat things that I have previously said in notifications already sent.

March Quiz Night

Thursday 26 March

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.

SYC Cowes Week Challenge

Saturday 8 to 15 August 2020

Come and sail one of the clubs Sonars at Cowes week regatta in 2020.

Individual crew places, bare boat and skippered charters will be available to club members every day during the regatta.

Expanded Role for Coastwatch

The NCI lookout station on the western entrance to the harbour has, for a while, been able to respond to requests for inshore weather forecasts, radio checks, and AIS equipment checks on VHF Channel 65 (Call Sign 'Shoreham NCI').

Solent CG have now begun to request that calls to them for weather and radio checks are directed instead to NCI.

From April NCI Shoreham will join other south coast stations in broadcasting local weather conditions on Ch 65 at times to be announced.

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

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.