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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 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 ››

 

Nominations for 2018

1-31 October 2017

The first of October marks the opening of nominations for Honorary Members, Flag Officers, Directors, President and Vice Presidents to serve during 2018. You can download the Nomination Form from here and it must be completed and received by the Office no later than 14:00 on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

Members' Activity Survey 2017

This is the link to the survey referred to in your annual membership renewal letter, please click here to start.

And don't forget to thank you for completing the survey online you will be entered in a draw for a free meal for two in the SYC restaurant.

Racing Results

Yacht racing results are updated as soon as possible after the Race Officer has completed their paperwork. However they do not reflect in the "Latest Changes" list on the front page so please check here regularly.

Sailing Handbook 2017

The sailing handbook contains an overview of all the racing at Sussex Yacht Club and functions both as a guide and as Notice of Race for each of the individual events and series listed.

It also contains the general sailing instructions, guide to mandatory safety equipment and other usefull information for 2017.

You can download a copy as a PDF here ›› 

Changed Pursuit race date & Sailing Section AGM

The SYC General Meeting has now been fixed for Saturday 4th November but this clashes with the Autumn Pursuit Race 6 which was scheduled for that day. Please note that as a result Pursuit Race 6 has been re-scheduled for Saturday 11th November with a 13:00 race start time.
The Sailing Section AGM has also been scheduled for Saturday 11th November with a 16:30 start time in the main Shoreham club house, so Pursuit skippers should be in just in time for the meeting.

CA Lobster Pots Campaign

The petition "to improve the way static fishing gear is marked for the safety of all small craft at sea" is now back live. The original attempt was frustrated by the process of government as a result of the general election. Please consider supporting this valuable safety initiative, you can sign up directly through the news letter here.

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.

Commodore's Surgeries

Every Friday Morning.

The Commodore Steve Vyse has undertaken to attend the club every Friday morning in order to look after club business with the Secretary and to be available for any member to meet and discuss pretty much anything to do with SYC.

If you wish to book some time on a Friday with the Commodore, then please contact the Secretary, informing him of your topic and to agree a date and time.

Notice of General Meeting

To be held at Sussex Yacht Club, 85-89 Brighton Road, Shoreham, BN43 6RF

On Saturday 4 November 2017 starting at 10:00h

Notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of the Shareholders will be held in the Shoreham Clubhouse to consider the following special resolution proposed by The Board:

The Board of Directors of Sussex Yacht Club Ltd resolve to sell a strip of land along its frontage with the A259 Brighton Road, not to exceed 3.5m in width overall, to allow the local authority to erect a flood defence wall and new pavement with maintained access to the existing Sussex Yacht Club site. The sale price of the land will be £3.3 million pounds”

Autumn Pursuit Series

Sat 16 Sep - Sat 4 Nov 2017

A series of six fun races held on Saturdays. Sailing instructions can be found on the Southwick notice board before each day’s race but courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. See the fixture list or Sailing Handbook for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Skinner who is the series organiser.

Prince George Lock Closure

Mon 18 Sep to Mon 13 Nov 2017

Please note that Shoreham Port has issued a Notice to Mariners dated 27 July 2018 informing users "that the Prince George Lock will be closed from 06:00 hours on Monday 18 September 2017 until Monday 13 November 2017. Throughout the closure all vessels to or from the canal will be required to transit through the Prince Philip Lock and as a consequence passage delays may be encountered."

Royal Escape Race 2017

Friday 26 May 2017

The race was a huge success and celebrations in Fécamp were made all the sweeter for SYC as Doug Beanlands collected the Tony and Adele Boysons Commemorative team trophy as SYC Team Captain. Other notable results for SYC include Barda taking 1st in IRC 2 with Maverick in 3rd. Truant took 3rd in SCCH 1 and was the first placed short-handed boat. Moon River was first in opted motor sailing.

Full results on the Royal Escape Race Website

In The Wind Newsletter

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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.