SYC Cup 2019

Saturday 13 July

Get your crew together for three windward leward courses on Saturday 13 July, with first start at 10:00 and a barbecue at Southwick after the racing is done.

Entry is just £10 per boat and there will be racing under IRC and NHC.

To help you plan the day there will be no starts after 16:00 and the racing will occur within 5 miles of the harbour entrance. Prizes to 1st and 2nd with additional prizes at the discretion of the committee, so we can expect some random fun awards featuring at the post regatta BBQ.

Download the Notice of Race here ››

Southwick Parking Restrictions

From 1 July 2019

Shoreham Port Authority are to begin car park enforcement across all their roads, car parks and any other areas.

The enforcement is due to begin with effect from 1st July, and a private company have been contracted to enforce the parking restrictions. Fines will be £100 and any appeal will have to be made direct to the enforcing company.

Motorbikes are included in the restrictions.  If a bike has nowhere to display the permit, the registration number needs to be lodged with enforcement company.

With regard to the road in front of the clubhouse in Southwick, we have negotiated to have a delayed start date for enforcement from 31st July as the lead in period is too short. Parking permits may be issued to any valid user for a parking space.  Please note, however, these will be issued to a vehicle and not to a person.

Pairs Dinghy Race

Friday 26 July

This is a new open dinghy event to be sailed in the river opposite the SYC club house with a BBQ afterwards, all for an entry fee of just £10. You don't even need you own boat to compete as both Laser and Topper dinghies can be hired for £10.

Rules

  • All entrants names put in a hat
  • OOD pulls out one entrant
  • That entrant then pulls out the team member
  • OOD pulls out next, etc, etc
  • Simple triangle course
  • Strategic applying of sailing rules allowed to benefit other team member
  • Results of both team members to count in the scoring

Download the Notice of Race and Application Form.

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.

Launch marks the start of our building work

On Monday 13 May we began work on our new clubhouse and amenities with a helping hand from the Leader of Adur District Council.

Our new HQ will mean that Shoreham will become the home of one of the UK’s best disabled sailing facilities, whilst enabling the building of flood defences to protect the town.

Conservation work ahead of our big build

We have been carefully undertaking some essential saltmarsh conservation before work begins on our new clubhouse, and have transplanted a section of the plants by hand to an area safely away from any risk of damage during the construction process.

Contractor announced for our rebuild

We are pleased to announce that W Stirland, based in Chichester, has been engaged as the contractor to undertake the construction of our new £4.2 million clubhouse and facilities.

Work has begun on site and will be completed by June 2020.  Our existing clubhouse, which has been our home since 1950, will then be demolished to enable the building of planned flood defences by Adur and Worthing District Council.

Take the family out on the water says David, 84

An inspirational eighty-four year old sailor is encouraging Sussex families to get out on the water together.

David Skinner has been an active member of Sussex Yacht Club since 1971 and was the club’s Commodore in 1994.  For the last 40 years he’s been sharing his passion for sailing with those who are new to the sport by taking them out on his own boat to show them the ropes.

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.

Dolphin Sightings

BRIGHTON DOLPHIN PROJECT

The Brighton Dolphin Project launched by the World Cetacean Alliance aims to connect people to the incredible marine life off the local coast. Their new Discovery Centre, based on Brighton beach next to Brighton pier, is where they are collecting data regarding Brighton’s current and historical dolphin populations. They are very interested in photos and video footage of dolphin encounters caught by the public.

If you have any information/footage of encounters with dolphins that would be good for their Discovery Centre please visit their Facebook page and report any sightings or information. Other social media includes: Brighton Dolphin Project 
Instagram: brighton_dolphin_project
 and Twitter: BriDolpProject

A message from the Steward

Club functions have recently had a poor uptake, which resulted in the hard decision to postpone the Summer Party, upsetting those that already had the date in their diary

Club events require sufficient interest in order to be viable and having only a few members signing up in advance, clearly gives myself and the house committee a problem... we are here to entertain and please you rather than gamble with club funds!

In order to book a band, produce quality food at reasonable prices and generally put on a good event, I really do need you lovely members to try and book or express your interest well in advance. Only then are we able to commit to booking a band. Please remember: No bookings = No event!

Support your Yacht Club, book your places as early as you can and join in the fun!

Natalie Brett Stansell
Sussex Yacht Club Steward

Club House Redevelopment

Update 7 August 2018

We are pleased to announce that Planning Permission was unanimously granted at the Planning Meeting on 6 August 2018.

Details of the development can be seen below: