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
Update 7 August 2018
We are pleased to announce that Planning Permission was unanimously granted at the Planning Meeting on 6 August 2018.
Details of the development can be seen below:
No.05-2018 DREDGING OPERATIONS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that commencing on or about Wednesday 04th April 2018 and continuing for approximately 15 days dredging operations will be undertaken in the Approaches, West and East arms of Shoreham Harbour by the Trailer Suction Dredger “Sospan Dau”.
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.
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.
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”
The petition "to improve the way static fishing gear is marked for the safety of all small craft at sea" is now back live. The original attempt was frustrated by the process of government as a result of the general election. Please consider supporting this valuable safety initiative, you can sign up directly through the news letter here.
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.
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.
SYC member Kevin Gilroy has written to update us that his full travel details around the UK aboard Dark Star are now available on his website here
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.