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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 £13.42 per month.

Here's how to join ››

 

'LA' Race & Rally

Sat 17 Sep - Sun 18 Sep 2016 *

* Note change in date from that published in the Sailing Handbook which have been altered to take advantage of more favourable tides.

The Littlehampton Race and Rally is usually a sell-out weekend away and we have every confidence that our hosts Arun Yacht Club will lay on a great supper on the Saturday evening along with the traditional ferry boats across the river - who is going to fall in this year we wonder? Anyone Ben the Bosun?

The race to Littlehampton on the Saturday will also be eligible as the SYC entry for Bart's Bash. Arun Yacht Club will be hosting us on the Saturday evening with an appetising three course menu (£15 per person payable to AYC on the night).

IRC Sussex Championships 2016 at Brighton

A triumph for Upstart

It was a low turnout from SYC for the IRC Sussex Championships held over the weekend of 18/19 June at Brighton but SYC's Robin Stevenson and his Upstart team won through.

For the full report from Club Member William Mills see www.YachtingNews.uk

Metered Power at SYC

MeterMacs Electrical Metered Distribution System - Shoreham.

Please find below links to guides as PDF documents to help you register, top up, secure and use electricity at Shoreham (other sites to follow as soon as we are able).

Brighton Depths

Shoreham Port Notice to Mariners

Notice No.11 - 2016

Mariners are advised that due to the current available depth within the ‘Visitors Berths’ of Brighton Marina visiting vessels with a draught exceeding 1.5m will sit in the silt on low tide. This Notice to Mariners will remain in force pending the imminent arrival of a dredger. For advice on visiting the marina contact “Brighton Marina” on VHF CH37/80 or by telephone (01273) 819919.

General Meeting

Notice of General Meeting To be held at Sussex Yacht Club, 85-89 Brighton Road, Shoreham, BN43 6RF On Saturday 3rd September 2016 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:

“It is proposed that the membership accept the recommended option for flood defence works at the Sussex Yacht Club Shoreham-by-Sea site, including the disposal of club land directly adjacent to the A259 combined with the construction of a new club house and associated facilities”.

Pactolus 2016 Report

Moonlight Saunters Home

David Skinner (pictured above) not only arranged the wonderful Pactolus Race and Rally this year but also managed to win it.

For a  report from Club Member William Mills on this long standing traditional event see www.YachtingNews.uk

Boat Show Ticket Offer

Southampton Boat Show Logo

16-25 September

Sussex Yacht Club members have been invited to take advantage of special low cost tickets at £11 per person for the Southampton Boat Show in September.

Below we are publishing the instructions on how to obtain this online discount.

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.

SHYC Invitation

March 2016 Onwards

We have just had a lovely letter in from Dickie Bird who is the new Vice Commodore at Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club. In it he explains that SHYC, in association with Premier Marinas, would like to offer visiting yachts from SYC temporary membership, affording them full use of their facilities including restaurant and bar. To get the temporary membership simply ask for the Marina Welcome Pack from the Premier Marina reception on arrival, in which there will be an SHYC leaflet which can be presented at the club bar where the skipper and crew will be issued with a membership number.

Looks like Eastbourne will be featuring in a few cruises this summer!

Club Night

Fri 2 September - Greek Night

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. Chef Alan presents an excellent two course supper for just £12.50 which is served from 19:00 (see below for the menu), and if you are not a great fan of something featured this month then don't despair as Chef is ready to come up with an alternative meal if requested (but please give a little notice). You can book your dining with Jon our Club Steward on 01273 453717 or email restaurant@sussexyachtclub.org.uk.

Autumn Pursuit Series

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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.

RER 2016 in Pictures

Each year Sussex Yacht Club celebrates the May Bank holiday with a cross channel yacht race to France to commemorate Charles II’s great escape after his disastrous defeat at the Battle of Worcester on 3rd September 1651.

This year the race was held on Friday 27 May and you can find a report and pictures from the start from Club Member William Mills on his website www.YachtingNews.uk

Classic Sailor

Classic Sailor Magazine Cover

Subcription Offer

Oliver Houston, Editor of Classic Sailor magazine has contacted the club with the offer of a 25% discount on individual subscriptions delivered to their door at a total cost of £35.95 for 12 months. Sussex Yacht Club members can take advantage of this offer using the code CS16 at www.classicsailor.com/shop/ or by phoning (01273) 420730, or emailing admin@classicsailor.com

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.