SYC member Kevin Gilroy has been writing a regular blog about his adventures with Dark Star and you can read all about how he is progressing around our shores using the links below:
BRIGHTON DOLPHIN PROJECT
The Brighton Dolphin Project launched by the World Cetacean Alliance aims to connect people to the incredible marine life off the local coast. Their new Discovery Centre, based on Brighton beach next to Brighton pier, is where they are collecting data regarding Brighton’s current and historical dolphin populations. They are very interested in photos and video footage of dolphin encounters caught by the public.
If you have any information/footage of encounters with dolphins that would be good for their Discovery Centre please visit their Facebook page and report any sightings or information. Other social media includes: Brighton Dolphin Project Instagram: brighton_dolphin_project and Twitter: BriDolpProject
Club functions have recently had a poor uptake, which resulted in the hard decision to postpone the Summer Party, upsetting those that already had the date in their diary
Club events require sufficient interest in order to be viable and having only a few members signing up in advance, clearly gives myself and the house committee a problem... we are here to entertain and please you rather than gamble with club funds!
In order to book a band, produce quality food at reasonable prices and generally put on a good event, I really do need you lovely members to try and book or express your interest well in advance. Only then are we able to commit to booking a band. Please remember: No bookings = No event!
Support your Yacht Club, book your places as early as you can and join in the fun!
Natalie Brett Stansell
Sussex Yacht Club Steward
Friday 3rd August
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 Mediterranean flavour to this month's menu:
Update 17 July 2018
Progress on the development is steady; regular workshops are taking place involving the key professional design team of Architect, M & E, Structural Engineering with these meetings chaired by Derek Copeman who is representing the Club at these meetings along with Tim Leigh, Club Secretary. Derek, our current Club President, as a practicing commercial architect is best placed to help us at this stage; Tim is providing administrative support and feed back/co-ordination between design and the other committees/individuals and consultants involved at this time. Technical design to RIBA Stage 4 is about 50% complete and on track.
Fri 4 - Mon 7 May
We now have 18 boats confirmed for The Solent Rally, making it the biggest rally for many years.
Everyone on the rally is coming to the evening meals at The Royal Lymington Yacht Club on Saturday 5 May and The Basque Kitchen, Cowes on Sunday 6 May. Could everyone who has not yet done so please confirm their menu choices?
If anyone has not yet signed up and would like to join in, please email Tim Worsfield (Rally secretary-Away) on firstname.lastname@example.org or by text on 07462 435285.
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.
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...
There is also a link in the main menu underneath the 'Members' heading.
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.
Cooler Series - 7 Jan to 25 Feb
A very hotly contested open dinghy series sailed in the less than hot water of the January and February canal with the first race of each day starting at 11:00. See you at the Southwick Club House. Again a notice of race with entry form can be downloaded by clicking here.
- Race 1 & 2 Sun 7 Jan
- Race 3 & 4 Sun 14 Jan
- Race 5 & 6 Sun 21 Jan
- Race 7 & 8 Sun 28 Jan
- Race 9 & 10 Sun 4 Feb
- Race 11 & 12 Sun 11 Fe
- Race 13 & 14 Sun 18 Feb
- Race 15 & 16 Sun 25 Feb
To be held at Sussex Yacht Club, 85-89 Brighton Road, Shoreham, BN43 6RF
On Saturday 4 November 2017 starting at 10:00h
Notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of the Shareholders will be held in the Shoreham Clubhouse to consider the following special resolution proposed by The Board:
“The Board of Directors of Sussex Yacht Club Ltd resolve to sell a strip of land along its frontage with the A259 Brighton Road, not to exceed 3.5m in width overall, to allow the local authority to erect a flood defence wall and new pavement with maintained access to the existing Sussex Yacht Club site. The sale price of the land will be £3.3 million pounds”
1-31 October 2017
The first of October marks the opening of nominations for Honorary Members, Flag Officers, Directors, President and Vice Presidents to serve during 2018. You can download the Nomination Form from here and it must be completed and received by the Office no later than 14:00 on Tuesday 31 October 2017.