Coastguard rescue

Coronavirus Update #06

Thursday 26 March

Dear Fellow Member and Friends,

I have to advise a correction to my last notification sent out this morning [Update #05} with regards to Shoreham Port only allowing designated commercial craft to use the lock. This is not currently the situation, with the guidance on the SYC website being revised to read; 'Your craft should not be used for recreational sailing and the port will encourage stake holders to follow government guidelines'.

Coronavirus Update #05

Thursday 26 March

Dear Fellow Member and Friends,

I hope you and your families are keeping safe in these troubled times.

Following the taking of expert advice this evening [Wed 25 March], I would like to advise the following:.

David Skinner, SYC Admiral

Our inspirational new Admiral

We have a new Admiral – the inspirational eighty-five years young David Skinner.

David has been an active member of the Club since 1971, when he joined with his young family.  He was our Commodore in 1994 and, until recently, was still racing in his 42-foot ‘retirement boat’ with a crew of up to nine people.

Corona Virus

Coronavirus Update #01

As of Wednesday 11 March

In response to enquiries about how the club is managing the impact of the developing Coronavirus situation, the Commodore has asked me to advise members of the following:

Current Measures:

Corona Virus

Coronavirus Update #02

As of Tuesday 17 March

Dear Member,

Further to the Coronavirus notification sent out last week, I wanted to up-date you on current and further contingency planning agreed over the weekend:

Current Measures:

Wash your hands

Coronavirus Update #04

Tuesday 24 March

Dear Fellow Member and Friends,

The announcement last night by the Prime Minister has brought forward plans we expected to be putting into place next week or the week after. The below is a summary of what is and will or will not be happening at the club as we know it today.

This may well change as government advice changes and if so, we will advise you again. I will not repeat things that I have previously said in notifications already sent.

SYC Cowes Week Challenge

Saturday 8 to 15 August 2020

Come and sail one of the clubs Sonars at Cowes week regatta in 2020.

Individual crew places, bare boat and skippered charters will be available to club members every day during the regatta.

Expanded Role for Coastwatch

The NCI lookout station on the western entrance to the harbour has, for a while, been able to respond to requests for inshore weather forecasts, radio checks, and AIS equipment checks on VHF Channel 65 (Call Sign 'Shoreham NCI').

Solent CG have now begun to request that calls to them for weather and radio checks are directed instead to NCI.

From April NCI Shoreham will join other south coast stations in broadcasting local weather conditions on Ch 65 at times to be announced.

'Up The Creek' Raft Race 2020

Sunday 23 August 2020

Time to start building your entries for the second Annual Raft Race Charity Event organised by SYC!

Let your imaginations take over and test your engineering skills! We are planning a much bigger event this year for the whole of Shoreham to enjoy, so spread the word that you don't have to be a member to enter.

If you would like to take part, sponsor or would like to volunteer your time please contact the office. 

More details to follow - watch this website and the SYC Facebook page.

Historic motor yacht club returns home

We are welcoming the return of a prestigious motor yacht club to Sussex Yacht Club.

Sussex Motor Yacht Club (SMYC), which was founded in 1907, has a colourful history of powerboat racing and early aviation. Past members have included royalty and celebrities such as Rudyard Kipling, Charlie Chaplin and Pink Floyd’s Rick Wright. 

Once based here, SMYC moved to Brighton in the late 20th century and has been without a waterside base for the last 25 years.

Ship-shape Sailability

Thank you to everyone who joined Sussex Sailability for a busy morning recently getting everything ship-shape, preparing its specially adapted boats for storage over the winter months.

The hard-working team scrubbed, checked and de-rigged all 15 boats to make sure that everything was all ship-shape ready for next spring, when the charity begins sailing again.

Kevin Headon from Sussex Sailability said, “The autumn months bring a sharp drop in the temperatures of the water and the weather starts to turn.  For our sailors, who can’t necessarily move around to keep warm, this makes maintaining body heat very difficult – so we have to reluctantly finish sailing for the year.

Yachting Monthly Supports SYC

We are delighted that the UK's biggest Yachting magazine- Yachting Monthly - is adding its weighty support to the Door to Shore fundraising campaign by becoming our official media partner.  This is a tremendous coup for us and will significantly raise the profile of Door to Shore nationally.

Support the Door to Shore Campaign

Watch the video below

We need your support for the Sussex Sailability Door to Shore Charity Fundraising campaign, which aims to create a centre of sailing excellence for disabled sailors right here at Sussex Yacht Club.

You can help with donations, fundraising and by highlighting the campaign to people or organisations that you think may wish to give.