Be part of the SYC Cowes Week Challenge

31 July - 6 August 2021

Taking place from Saturday 31st July to Friday 6th August, Cowes Week is one of the biggest and longest-running regattas in the world. Adaptations to this popular event are being made to be as Covid secure as possible.

This Year SYC plans to take up to four identical Sonar Keel Boats to join the white Fleet and for you to come and sail.

Opening Guidance

Covid Policy to 21st June and Club Rules

  • Face Masks - Masks are to be worn entering or moving around the building. You should only remove your mask when seated.

Workparty Success

Saturday 25 Apr 2021

With a huge amount of gratitude I would like to thank everyone, over 30 of us throughout the day, who so kindly turned up on Saturday and contributed to a great day getting our new clubhouse ready to occupy.

Coronavirus Update #15

Published Sunday 28 Feb 2021

Dear Fellow Member,

It is with huge relief and delight I can now contact you to advise the dates when our various facilities will reopen albeit with certain restrictions still in place.

Please note the below dates where these are relevant to your enjoyment of the club’s respective facilities:

New Clubhouse Construction

Updated 23 December 2020

As I’m sure you are aware our construction project, planned for a summer hand-over has been affected both by COVID and other reasons resulting in a very much delayed completion.

Coronavirus Update #13

Published Monday 2 Nov 2020

Dear Fellow Members,

With sadness I bring you details of how our Club will be operating during the four-week lockdown commencing on Thursday 5 November until Friday 4 December 2020.

Coronavirus Update #14

Published Monday 7 Jan 2021

Dear Fellow Members,

May I take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year. 

With the deepest regret, I am obliged to advise you of measures that I have asked be put in place by the weekend in order to protect Members, Visitors and Staff from the rampaging virus variant now sweeping across our county. 

The Last Chance Saloon

Sunday 1 to Wednesday 4 November 2020.

In the light of the Prime Ministers announcement yesterday evening, we are hoping you can find the time to come and help drink the old clubhouse bar dry before lockdown on Thursday.

With the enforced closure of bars and restaurants until December and the imminent move to the new building, it seems almost certain that these few days will be your last ever opportunity to enjoy our current clubhouse before the shutters are closed forever.

Steward Natalie and her team will be opening from 12:00 to 22:00 from Sunday 1 to Wednesday 4 November when the final last orders will be called, marking the end of an era.

Food will be available and there may also be spot-discounts on lines that need to be sold off.

Obviously, we will maintain social distancing and other covid measures to ensure your safety, and should you wish to book a table you can call the bar on 01273 453 717 or email the steward using steward@sussexyachtclub.org.uk

We do hope everybody can find the time to toast our old clubhouse with a warm farewell.

Coronavirus Update #12

Published Thu 24 Sep 2020

Dear Fellow Members,

It is with some sadness that I have to contact you with another one of these Coronavirus updates; I think we all hoped the country was moving slowly back to some form of normality and we were excitedly planning goodbye events for the old clubhouse, and welcome events for the new one, which we hope to move into during the autumn. 

May I ask that you read, digest and action where applicable the following guidance if you are using the clubhouse and bar/restaurant for the foreseeable future:

Dedicate in Memory or as a Living Legacy

We are due to move into our new Clubhouse in the next few months.

There are a number of opportunities within the new building which may give Members the opportunity to pay tribute to loved ones who are no longer with us, or to leave a living legacy representing you/your family’s time a Sussex Yacht Club and contribute in a truly meaningful way to the building which we hope will be our home into the next century.

Commodore Zoom

19:00 Thu 16 July 2020

Just a reminder that SYC Commodore Kevin Headon will be holding a Zoom video meeting session for members on Thursday 16 July at 19:00. 

Return to Racing

Update VI Issued 10 July 2020

Dear all, Firstly, I must apologise on behalf of the Keelboat Section for what has been a flow of quite conflicting information recently.

Those of you who have been following this will know that we have been seeking ways of allowing crewed competitive sailing on keelboats to recommence. The tools we have been using for this exercise are, amongst other sources, advise from the RYA and the ever-changing guidance coming from central government on family and friends social interaction.

Return to Racing

Update Issued 16 July 2020

Dear all,

There have been further developments in the short period of time since our last communication. In particular, as anticipated, some new guidance from the government on the reintroduction of team sports.

The department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has produced something called the return to Recreational Team Sport Framework, read for yourself;