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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 ››


Talla Hinna Report

Maverick Earns Convincing Win In Talla Hina Sussex Classic

Sussex Yacht Club’s offshore race ‘Talla Hina’ was convincingly won by Peter Jenkins’ Oyster Lightwave 395 Maverick on Saturday 21 May.

For the full report from Club Member William Mills see

Summer 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.

IRC Sussex Championships

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Jun

Formerly known as “The Sussex Regatta”, 2016 will see the relaunch of this long standing racing event as the IRC Sussex Championships, though there will also be classes racing under NHC. The Sussex Regatta was started as a way to improve the standard of yacht racing in and around Sussex by promoting better competition. The event has been run by numerous yacht clubs in central Sussex including the Sussex Yacht Club, Brighton Marina Yacht Club, and Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club. The hosting club rotates between these clubs and it is Brighton Marina Yacht Club’s honour to host the first ever IRC Sussex Championship in 2016. It is hoped that a sizeable contingent of SYC boats will take up the challenge and sail to Brighton for the weekend of 18-19 June for what promises to be an amazing event with competitive racing and shore side frivolities.

More information, documents and online entries can be found at

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.

Shoreham Junior Team

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The Shoreham Junior Team is being started with a recruitment drive through June 2014 to give those youngsters that have done a couple of years of sailing the opportunity to improve and try racing and keelboat sailing as well as introducing teaching skills and the RYA instructor scheme.

This will be a feeder to the highly successful Shoreham Youth Team, which has been developing since 2008 and has proved extremly succesful with those that commit getting some fantastic opportunities to race and sail both at the club around the UK and abroad.

Read more about the Shoreham Junior Team ››

Royal Escape Race

Fri 27 May 2016

The Royal Escape Race 2016 Notice of Race has now been published on the race website at

I need hardly remind you that the Royal Escape Race is the greatest offshore event not only in Sussex, but on the entire South Coast outside of the Solent, and we hope you’ll find room in your racing calendar to join us in 2016.

The event will commence with a race briefing held at the Sussex Yacht Club on Thursday 26 May before the race itself starts on Friday 27 May 2016.

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).

Club Night

Fri 3 June

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

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.

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.

Sonar Match Racing

Friday 3 June 2016

Back by popular demand the SYC Sonar Match Racing evening returns. This event is open to teams of 3<5 and is run on a knockout basis in the canal at Southwick over 1 evening. A BBQ will be available on the pontoon and John and his team will be manning the bar.

Entry fees are £5 per person with all monies going to support the youth and sailability activities. This is a great spectators sport so please bring your supporters. Prizes to be awarded on the night.

Download Notice of Race ››

Download Application Form ››

RYA SYC Member Survey 2016

Survey closes end of May 2016

The RYA is working in partnership with a small number of clubs, to better understand how they can collectively attract and retain club members and participants in boating activity. Sussex Yacht Club has been selected, and has agreed to take part in this pilot survey project and we would urge all members to take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey. Your answers will provide both the club and the RYA with valuable information to help increase the number of people participating in the sport and club membership.

Take part in the survey ››

Classic Sailor

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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 or by phoning (01273) 420730, or emailing

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!

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