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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.

Sailing Section Prizegiving 2018

Saturday 17 November

This is the big formal night out for many boats so girls should start thinking about dresses and chaps can start the annual hunt for the elusive black tie. The prize giving night this year is on Saturday 17 November with tickets priced at £28 which includes showcase dining from chef, table service and a disco to dance the night away! Tickets for this event are always in demand so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Guests should arrive in their finery no later than 19:30, there will be a three course meal, dancing, excessive consumption, raucous celebration and a good time for all. You should arrange carriages up to 01:00 on Sunday.

 

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 £14.16 per month.

Here's how to join ››

New Proposals for Pleasure Vessels

Members of the boating community are encouraged to 'have their say' on the maritime and coastguard agency's new code of practice for intended pleasure vessels. The public consultation was launched on 1st August and runs for 8 weeks until 26th September.

Ladies Who Lunch

3rd Wednesday of each month:

15 August, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November, 19 December 2018

Ladies, are you missing out?  This increasingly popular event has lots of opportunity to mix and natter!  Put these dates in your diary now!

A single course meal with complimentary small glass of wine/soft drink is offered for £7.50 per lady. Other courses are available to add to your meal if desired.

Natalie will be on hand to make introductions if necessary. No booking is required, so you can leave it to the last minute to decide.

Gather at 12.30 for a 13.00 luncheon.

Summer Pursuit Series

Saturday 12th May - Saturday 18th August 2018

A series of seven fun races held on Saturdays. Sailing instructions can be found on the Southwick notice board before each day’s race, courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. There will be a Pursuit Supper at Southwick after the 18th August race. See the Sailing Handbook on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Skinner or David Nunn who are the series organisers.

Harbour Assist

March 2018

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...

Link to access Harbour Assist ››

There is also a link in the main menu underneath the 'Members' heading.

SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW OFFER

14 - 23 September 2018

Any members attending on Thursday 20th September may enjoy a warm welcome and free drinka t the Time Inc stand (Yachting Monthly, PBO, Yachting World etc) between 12.00 noon and 15.00.  Just ensure that you take your SYC membership card with you!

For all dates, under the John Goode offer, buy one ticket for £13 and get another free.  Quote 'JG1' when booking at southamptonboatshow.com

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:

Wake up to your wash

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. 

Project Kraken

People living or working on and around the UK's coastline and waterways are being asked to report suspicious or unusual activity as part of a multi-agency law enforcement campaign.

Project Kraken - a joint initiative now being delivered by the NCA, Border Force and police forces including Sussex Police - aims to increase public reporting and strengthen the general maritime industry's response to the threats.

NYE 2018 Ticket Discounts!

Fabulous event planned, live music, four course meal, great atmosphere!

(More details to follow)

DISCOUNTED PRICES FOR MEMBERS WHO BOOK EARLY!

Before 30 September £45

October bookings      £50

November bookings   £55

December bookings   £60

Payment required at the time of booking

All tickets are non-refundable

Please contact the office or bar

September Club Night

Friday 7th September

Club Night at SYC is a chance to get together for all members and their guests. Dining is optional but this month there is a Best of British flavour about it! Come along and enjoy a chat and a flutter on the raffle!

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

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

Mark Status

The purpose of the table below is to report any issues with our racing marks. If you are aware that one is off station or missing then please inform the sailing section by email to the sailing section or contact the office.

The information on this page should be used by Race Officers when planning racing.  

Racing Mark Information at 30th April 2018

In The Wind Newsletter

In The Wind TileAre you getting it?

The office sends out a regular email called 'In The Wind' each month highlighting news and what is going on. We currently have circa 700 members subscribed to our email list which is only around half the membership, so if you are reading this and wondering where your copy it then you need to subscribe. The online mailing list is separate from that managed by the office so if you are not seeing your copy of the newsletter look down the right hand column of the website home page for where you can subscribe.