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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 ››

July Club Night

Friday 6 July - Celebrate American Indpendence Day!

As always Club Night at SYC is an informal get together for all members and their guests to enjoy a chat, a drink or three from the bar and a flutter on the club raffle.

With regards to the optional dining, Steward Natalie and her team are offering a late tribute to USA Independence Day with a feast of American treats.

Book your supper now to enjoy Chicken & Bacon Ranch Skewers, Grilled Ranch Potatoes, Cheddar & Bacon Ranch Corn, Feta & Watermelon Salad

OR Portabello Mushroom & Hallumi Burger Relish, Grilled Ranch Potatoes, Cheddar Ranch Corn and Feta & Watermelon Salad

With Cherry Pie and Cream or Ice Cream OR Cheese and Biscuits to follow.

Supper service commences at 19:30 and as usual the price is £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

Summer Pursuit Series

Saturday 12th May - Saturday 18th August 2018

A series of seven fun races held on Saturdays. Sailing instructions can be found on the Southwick notice board before each day’s race, courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. There will be a Pursuit Supper at Southwick after the 18th August race. See the Sailing Handbook on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Skinner or David Nunn who are the series organisers.

Wake up to your wash

From the Harbour Master

It is with sadness that I must inform you that whilst on a vessel moored alongside a quay in the West Arm of Shoreham Harbour, a person sustained an injury, of the loss of part of a finger. One of the contributing factors of this incident was other vessel movements in excessive wake/wash. 

Harbour Assist

March 2018

The new marina management system being implemented by SYC is being quietly launched through March and if you need to log in then this is where you go...

Link to access Harbour Assist ››

There is also a link in the main menu underneath the 'Members' heading.

A Tour of Discovery Yachts - Southampton

March 2018

Discovery Yachts (manufacturers of the Discovery and new Southerly ranges of yachts) have extended a limited invitation to SYC members to have a guided tour of their premises and manufacturing facilities in Southampton.

Inaugural SYC Cup

Sat 30 June

Whether this is your only regatta of the year or the next of many now is the time to prepare your boat and crew for what we hope will be an enjoyable day on the water, with quality racing, lots of laughs and a good knees up in the evening.

  • Windward/Leeward Courses.
  • 3 races (45-60 minutes in duration).
  • First start 12:00.
  • Open to all SYC Yachts with a valid IRC Certificate.
  • And afterwards a summer party and BBQ will be held at the Southwick clubhouse.

Document downloads are below and email if you have any questions.

Pactolus 2018

Thu 12 - Sun 15 July 2018

You will all know that I am a traditionalist and one of the longest traditions in our Club's glorious 125 plus years is the Pactolus Race & Rally.

The first event was held back in 1965 when Hermione Lady Colwyn got together with her friends at SRF in Fecamp.The tradition was born. The French sailed to the Isle of Wight & then on to Shoreham. Here a Supper was held followed by a race together back to Fecamp with a further Dinner of Celebration. In those days Hermione presented each Skipper with a momento. I still have my paper knife in use. The weekend was named The Pactolus after her yacht which is still afloat down in the Solent.

Club House Planning

The Shoreham Development Committee (SDP) at Sussex Yacht Club are very pleased to announce that the long awaited planning application for the new club house has now been submitted.

Members and other interested can review the extensive supporting documents and images here on the website, and there is an accompanying PDF document 'A new look for Shoreham's Waterfront' that explains the situation and can be downloaded here ››

SYC Summer Cruise 2018


Whilst the weekend rallies have continued as usual over the last couple of years, SYC has not enjoyed a Summer Cruise since 2015. A group of skippers got together earlier this year for the purpose of rectifying that situation and this is the result.

Ladies Who Lunch

3rd Wednesday of each month - 20th June

Now in it's 3rd month, this event is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, gathering at 12:30 for 13:00 lunch.

A single course meal with complimentary small glass of wine/soft drink is offered for £7.50 per lady. Other courses are available to add to your meal if desired.

Natalie will be on hand to make introductions if necessary. This event is growing in popularity and with no booking required you can leave it to the last minute to decide.

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.

Art Show

Friday 20 July

Elizabeth Harwood, a talented contemporary artist with a love of sailing and the ocean, will be exhibiting her nautical and coastal art and accessories in the restaurant at the yacht club on Friday 20 July between 18:30 and 22:00.  Her canvasses encapsulate the energy of sailing, the ocean and calmer beach scenes.

She will also be exhibiting her new collection of FAMARA Interiors and Accessories that are created using designs from the original artwork with an opportunity to purchase some of the nautical accessories, like onboard pouches, tote bags and toughened phone cases.

This event is open to the public and we very much hope to encourage our visitors to join and get involved with the yacht club. Do please bring your friends and neighbours to enjoy an evening of art and sample the wares of the bar on a summer's evening.

Midsummer Madness Postponed

Friday 22 June - Cancelled

Sadly the Midsummer Madness Event has been postponed due to poor uptake.  We are hoping to reschedule this event to August.  Please watch the website for more details.

Women Who Launch

NEW! Starting 21 June 19:00-21:00 for 5 weeks

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday evenings we will be running sailing sessions from Southwick for female members with an emphasis on having fun and to try something new.

Mark Status

The purpose of the table below is to report any issues with our racing marks. If you are aware that one is off station or missing then please inform the sailing section by email to the sailing section or contact the office.

The information on this page should be used by Race Officers when planning racing.  

Racing Mark Information at 30th April 2018

Ship-Keeping Weekend at Cutty Sark

Sat 12 & Sun 13 May

National Historic Ships UK have teamed up with Royal Museums Greenwich, the International Boat Building Training College Lowestoft, the Association of Bargemen and Hermitage River Projects to offer a weekend of adult learning from 10:00 to 17:00 each day in traditional ship-keeping skills at the Cutty Sark clipper ship in Greenwich.

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.