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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 and a new low cost entry scheme called NAMS for those intending to make the most of our on-the-water activities; you could become a member for as little at £8 per month.

Here's how to join ››


Car Park Restrictions

6 and 7 June 2015

There will be a substantial influx of visitors to Shoreham-by-Sea attending the planned Wild Life 2015 music festival. The committee has concerns that due to the lack of facilities in the town, some may try to use the club to park and or pitch tents. To counter any possible misuse of our club, access to the car park will be subject to restrictions over the weekend. Details will be made clear nearer to the date.


From April 2015

Following questions from Members, the Board have discussed the use of E-Cigarettes and have decided that their use by members and guests inside the club house should be restricted to the carpeted areas of the bar only and not in the restaurant or any other part of the club.

Fixture Changes

Racing in 2015

Since the publication of the 2015 fixture list the Sailing Section have made some amendments to the racing calendar. The website has been updated to reflect these changes but for those that rely upon the printed version the following changes should be penned into your copy;

Prince George Lock

Please note that the Prince George Lock will be closed from 0700 on Tuesday 10th March for approximately 3 weeks due to essential maintenance work.  Throughout this period all vessels to or from the canal will be restricted to passage through the Prince Philip Lock and as a consequence the movements of small craft may be delayed from time to time.



Our Senior Boatswain, Ben Coe, is asking for your co-operation with regards to parking whilst at the Club. Ben asks:

We lose a lot of time when moving boats because of cars being parked in our way. During the week we would like you to park in the parking spaces on the north side of the Boatpark, which will be a dedicated car parking area. If there are no spaces left and you are unsure of where to park, please find one of the Boatswain staff and ask.

Royal Escape Race 2015

Friday 22 May 2015

Excitement is rising as we get everything ready for the greatest yacht race in Sussex. Starting on Friday 22 May 2015, the Royal Escape is the largest offshore race on the South Coast outside of the Solent and is held annually with a mixed fleet of monohull yachts starting just off Brighton's Palace Pier, trimming sails out across the channel to Fécamp on the Normandy coast. It's a distance of 67 nautical miles and we pride ourselves on welcoming everybody from the fastest carbon-rich teams right through to classic yachts and those wanting to adventure across the channel, perhaps for the first time, in supportive company.

To enter the Royal Escape Race take a look at

Club Night

Fri 5 Jun

Come and have a drink over the new SYC bar to go with a great value  themed menu presented by Chef Simon at £12.50 per person.

Club night at SYC is an informal monthly gathering when members are encouraged to come along to the main Shoreham club house, treating the occasion very much like a night out at a good pub with friends. Simon and his catering team always lay on a smashing supper for around £12.50 for two courses and comes up with a fixed themed menu well in advance of the night, which is then published here on the website and email newsletter. If you are not a great fan of pasta and the theme for that month is Italian, then don't despair as Simon is always ready to come up with an alternative meal if requested, but please give a little notice!

Please remember that you don't have to have supper to enjoy the evening - this is an informal occasion when members can pop in or stay for the duration, catching up on chit chat at the bar or relaxing with friends in the lounge.

Best Bar None

Friday 3 April

The noisy and sometimes smelly work behind the screen on the new bar installation is now sufficiently progressed to confirm your new watering hole will be opening for business on Good Friday. Work on the ceiling, decoration furniture and new carpet etc. will carry on after Easter, but if you come along for Club Night you'll be able to drink in our great new look. 

Triangle Race 2016

12-24 Jun 2016

The Triangle Race is one of the UK's premier double handed challenges and is run every two years. The Royal Torbay Yacht Club has now posted the Notice of Race for the 2016 event and as so many SYC boats have taken part in previous years we thought it appropriate to promote it on the SYC website. If you have yet to take part then this is one event that you really ought to consider. Ask around at the club and you'll hear nothing but good things. For more information

Bar Change

From Mon 16 Mar 2015

Finally we are going to get a new bar! From Monday 16 March for a period of approx three weeks we will have contractors in the building installing the new bar and renovating the lounge area. The River Room will be closed during this period and we will have a temporary bar established in the restaurant area. We will do all we can to reduce the impact as much as possible, but we know the end result will more than outweigh the inconveneince over this period. Bar opeing hours will remain unchanged.

Some ways of Escape

October 2014

Here's a new video from the Monarchs Way Association covering the Royal Escape Race and how David Skinner and Moonlight Saunter helped deliver Trevor Anthill to Fécamp. Made by John Crix who sailed with Moonlight, it's well worth watching. 

Icicle Update

Important Day Change

Please note that by popular request the Icicle Series in 2014 has been moved from Sundays to Saturdays.

Club Steward

28 April 2015

We are very pleased to announce that The Commodore has formally offered Mr Jonathan Edon the position as Club Steward and that he has accepted this key position at SYC and will be starting with us on 28 April 2015.

May Dinghy Sailing Courses

RYA Dinghy Level 1 & 2 in May 2015

Come and learn to sail a dinghy or improve in a friendly safe environment at Sussex Yacht Club with our highly skilled and friendly RYA qualified instructors. We will teach you the basics in the protected waters of the canal at Southwick and weather permitting you'll have the  opportunity to then sail at sea. Waterproofs and buoyancy aids are supplied so come and join the fun!

If you know of a friend or family member that has been meaning to get afloat but have not got around to it, then please share this course invitation with them - the combined level 1 & 2 package is now on offer at a reduced price. Contact Paula () in the Office if you are interested.

Calendar Now Just £5

January 2015

With the end of January looming we still have quite a few of the blushingly fabulous 'Sailing Ladies' calendars available, now at the much reduced price of £5.

Shoreham Open Cooler

November 2014

The Shoreham Open Cooler 2014 at Shoreham Sailing Club will again comprise 10 races (6 to count) over five Sundays November 2 – 30th. The Cooler is free to visitors who may also leave their dinghy or catamaran in our locked compound without charge – an offer we hope may encourage car sharing. We offer real sea sailing and protected launching within Shoreham Harbour- the water is still warm down here in the autumn! last year a total of 34 boats took part in this popular including eight Merlins & five Fireballs – tell your friends.