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.

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.

September Club Night

Friday 1 September

A Fresh Approach to Club Night - By popular request the ‘Hogwarts-style’ dining table layout is being retired in favour of having many more separate tables which allow far more 'intimate' dining! As usual the price is a mere £12.50 per person to be paid in advance by cash or card through the Office on 01273 464868 Or with the Bar staff on 01273 453717. Alternatively email

Arrive 19.00 hours for 19.30 hours seating

Hungarian Beef Goulash with Rice 
Mushroom Goulash with Rice

Palatschinke – crepe like pancakes with fruit coulis 
Cheese and biscuits

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.

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.

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.

Tony Boysons

Friday 13 January 2017

It with deep sadness that we announce that Tony Boysons, the Sussex Yacht Club Admiral, peacefully passed away on 13 January 2017.

The funeral is at 12:20 on Friday 17 February at Worthing Crematorium, and after at the SYC restaurant.

The family have informed us that Sussex Sailability is the chosen charity for donations and these can be made online here.

Frank Kay has kindly authored an obituary which can be read here.

Wellington Wailers Panto

Saturday 7 January 2017

Our very own Wellington Wailers present 'Treasure Island', a pantomime production that's ideal for children aged from little tots through to rum swilling brigands!

There will be much bellowing and dreadful gags with a dash of slapstick to get the new year off to a very funny start.

The avasting will commence around 3pm on Saturday 7th January. Contact Ian Bush for tickets on 07957 433894 or ask at the bar.

Storage under boats

31 January 2017

As anyone using the club boatyard will know we have for several years been trying to reduce and remove storage from under boats during lay-up.

There is now a very high likelihood that we will need to move boats and re-organise the boat yard on a regular basis as Tarmount Hard progresses and work is planned and then started on the proposed flood defences.

For this reason and after much discussion the moorings and maintenance committee have agreed with the club Boatswains that all unauthorised storage under and around boats on lay-up must cease so that boat movements required can be undertaken without delay or unnecessary time being spent moving personal items.

Club Steward

Meet Natalie, our new Club Steward

We are very pleased to report that Natalie Stansell has joined us as Club Steward and has already overseen the very enjoyable prize giving night.

It is no secret that the bar and restaurant has been heavily funded by the club during 2016 and Natalie has been tasked with maintaining or improving the quality of our hospitality whilst also effecting a financial turnaround.

You may have already noticed changes being made, with the Commodore supporting the quick implementation of new menu pricing to better reflect the costs of service. If you have any suggestions then Natalie will welcome your comments.

Calling Radio Hams

Wednesday 25 Jan

Calling all Radio Hams, Short Wave Listeners and those interested in Marine Radio. We will be having a meeting in the Royal Escape Room in the Shoreham Club House from 8pm on Wednesday 25th January.

We will have at least one working HF transceiver. You don’t have to have a licence, boat etc, just an interest in radio communication. For more info call Ian Bush M1IRB 07957 433894

Icicle Open

Dinghy racing - local aces rule the river!

Local aces Sophy Mackley crewed by Rhys Griffiths showed breathtaking skill winning the first two races of the Langley Icicle Open river series run by Sussex Yacht Club. A record turnout of 30 competitors took to the River Adur near the footbridge in bright sunshine for the first days racing.

Come along and enjoy this hot/icicle cold competition yourself!

Download the Notice of Race and Entry Form

Sailing Through History

Southwick Clubhouse Consultations and Questionnaire

Interested in Business and Community opportunities in Southwick?

‘Have your say’…

In 1926 the Sussex Yacht Club purchased the freehold of the Old Malthouse situated on the waterfront at Southwick. This property has had improvements but little structural change to either the exterior or interior to the present day. The property is the only Grade II Listed Building in the Southwick Conservation Zone and of significant historic value to the wider community and nation.

We now intend to develop the Southwick Clubhouse into a venue more fit for purpose for members, local businesses and the community. The listed building has many heritage features which must be preserved. By sympathetic re-building we endeavour to convert these historic premises into a modern training, events and conference centre, which will complement the proposed Southwick Waterfront development and local development plans.

Sailing Through History

Southwick Clubhouse Update

You will all be aware of the progress on this project reported to you some months ago via Wavelength & our website. Perhaps you feel all has gone somewhat quiet with little progress. Not so!

As you have previously been informed, we were awarded Start Up Grant Aid of £13,000 to be used for very specific purposes as set out by the Lottery Funding Committee. This enabled us to source & contract Consultants. We were also put under the guidance of a Case Manager (Joseph Minden). So far all expenditure has been funded by our Start up Grant with the exception of a committed £360 of our money “which will not need to be spent” (reminded to word as such by our worthy Treasurer at a recent Board Meeting!). The balance of these monies may well have to be refunded but provided we act within the guidelines set in the 55 page of closely typed “Heritage Enterprise Grants from £100,000 to £5 million Application Guidance” our expenditure is not subject to such conditions. So where are we?

Disability Awareness Course

Sunday 9 October

Sussex Sailability invites its volunteers, in particular skippers, crew and shore helpers who have direct contact with our disabled sailors, to attend this RYA Sailability Disability Awareness Course on Sunday 9 October at Sussex Yacht Club, Shoreham.

Details on this interesting and informative day course are in this PDF download. The course fee for Sussex Sailability Volunteers and Members will be funded by Sussex Sailability and those interested should book a place as soon as possible by contacting Paula at the SYC office (you may also wish to book for lunch with the SYC Caterer).