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.
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.
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.
We are offering free community space
The Yacht Club is opening its doors to offer its clubhouse facilities to local community groups for free, since we are keen to help not-for-profit groups that are in need of a space to meet.
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.
Lendy Cowes Week
Chartered from Sailability, the Sonar 'Josh' is being raced at Lendy Cowes Week this year with Charlie Laurence-Fuller on the helm. Our team of under 25 year olds is racing at this world class regatta for the first time as a team and the following links lead to some picture sources and an article on the regatta website.
Photo credit: Paul Wyeth.
SYC member Kevin Gilroy has been writing a regular blog about his adventures with Dark Star and you can read all about how he is progressing around our shores using the links below:
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
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
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:
No.05-2018 DREDGING OPERATIONS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that commencing on or about Wednesday 04th April 2018 and continuing for approximately 15 days dredging operations will be undertaken in the Approaches, West and East arms of Shoreham Harbour by the Trailer Suction Dredger “Sospan Dau”.
From the Harbour Master
It is with sadness that I must inform you that whilst on a vessel moored alongside a quay in the West Arm of Shoreham Harbour, a person sustained an injury, of the loss of part of a finger. One of the contributing factors of this incident was other vessel movements in excessive wake/wash.
The new marina management system being implemented by SYC is being quietly launched through March and if you need to log in then this is where you go...
There is also a link in the main menu underneath the 'Members' heading.
Sat 12 & Sun 13 May
National Historic Ships UK have teamed up with Royal Museums Greenwich, the International Boat Building Training College Lowestoft, the Association of Bargemen and Hermitage River Projects to offer a weekend of adult learning from 10:00 to 17:00 each day in traditional ship-keeping skills at the Cutty Sark clipper ship in Greenwich.
Discovery Yachts (manufacturers of the Discovery and new Southerly ranges of yachts) have extended a limited invitation to SYC members to have a guided tour of their premises and manufacturing facilities in Southampton.