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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 £13.41 per month.

Here's how to join ››


Black Rock Race








Saturday 2nd September 2017

One of the traditional SYC Open races that brings out fleets of both yachts and dinghies that race up and down the coast, passing Black Rock, Kemp Town. For SYC yachts this race is the sixth race of the Long Inshore series.

A seperate Notice of Race has been published for this event. See here

Prince George Lock Closure

Please note that Shoreham Port has issued a Notice to Mariners dated 27th July 2018 informing users "that the Prince George Lock will be closed from 06:00 hours on Monday 18th September 2017 until Monday 13th 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 will be encountered."

Boat Show 2017

15-24 September

Sussex Yacht Club members have been invited to take advantage of special discounted ticket offer for the Southampton Boat Show in September.

Members purchasing between 1 and 5 tickets at £12.00 each get a FREE ticket with each purchased ticket.

Full details on how to obtain this online discount are shown below.

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

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.

September Club Night

Friday 1st September

Arrive 19.00 hours for 19.30 hours seating

A Fresh Approach to Club Night
No more endless ‘Hogwarts-style’ dining tables – we are bringing back ‘intimate’ dining!

Hungarian Beef Goulash with Rice
Mushroom Goulash with Rice

Palatschinke – crepe like pancakes with fruit coulis
Cheese and biscuits

To be paid in advance by cash or card through the Office on 01273 464868 Or with the Bar staff on 01273 453717. Or email or

Summer Pursuit Series

Sat 6 May - Sa 19 Aug 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 and Sailing Handbook for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Skinner who is the series organiser.

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.

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.

Shoreham Clubhouse Development Project – Update

The SDP Committee and Oversight Committee met just before the June Board Meeting to consider progress on negotiations over the latest draft of the Heads of Terms.

Feedback has been given to the Council representatives and we await further devlopments.

As advised earlier, all other aspects of the project remain on hold and at this time we are unable to advise on likely timescales or target date for presenting the agreement terms to the membership.

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.

Littlehampton Race & Rally

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Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th September 2017

A fun and enjoyable race to Littlehampton that starts one of the most popular weekend rallies on the SYC calendar. After the race we stay at Littlehampton quay on Saturday night with a dinner hosted by the fabulous Arun Yacht Club. Traditionally the evening event calls for 'Cowes Rig' attire so make sure you don't fall in the water! Sunday brings the infamous Crews Race back home with a course set during the event and announced on the pontoon on the morning of the race. Skippers will be aware that Littlehampton has tidal restrictions and they will need to satisfy themselves of entry and exit arrangements.

For further details and to register your interest, please contact our Rally Secretary, Ann Macey by email

Summer Sunday Menu

July and August Sundays

We have had a few requests for a Sunday Lunch menu more in keeping with the glorious hot weather, so always willing to please, Steward Natalie has come up with the following suggestion for Sunday lunch at SYC during July and August.

Dark Star Round the UK

SYC member Kevin Gilroy has written to update us of his further progress around the UK aboard Dark Star 

Saturday June 10th 2017 Newlyn Harbour

A dire day, rain, mist then more wind. Fortunately around 5pm I am able to get a stable TV picture and watch England play Scotland at Hampden Park - an exciting 2-2 draw.

Sunday June 11th 2017 Newlyn Harbour

A brighter but very blustery day. Walked along the seafront from Newlyn to Penzance and up the hill to St Mary's Church.

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 ››