Racing Results

Yacht racing results are updated as soon as possible after the Race Officer has completed their paperwork. However they do not reflect in the "Latest Changes" list on the front page so please check here regularly.

Prince George Lock Open

30th October 2017

Please note that Shoreham Port has issued a Notice to Mariners, number 10 dated 30 October 2017, informing users "that the Prince George Lock is now operational."

We are back to normal 2 weeks ahead of the original schedule! Well done to the Port.


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Taking the ICC at SYC

At The Helm Aegean DSC 3750Sussex Yacht Club has a number of individuals qualified to assess members for an ICC for power, sail, inland & coastal.

The standard required for the issue of an International Certificate of Competence is broadly equivalent to that of Day Skipper Practical and is assessed by the examiner aboard the candidates own boat.

The full details of the oral/written & practical tests are contained in the RYA ICC Application form.


Sussex-Sailability-LogoWhat is Sussex Sailability?

Sailability was set up by the Royal Yachting Association to enable disabled people to sail. With the aid of a National Lottery Grant, the Sussex Yacht Club set about setting up a local branch called Sussex Sailability.

The main premises at Shoreham were modified to accommodate a disabled toilet, a disabled changing room, disabled parking and a lift to the bar. Club members have been very attentive to the needs of disabled people, modifying the premises and even suspending the yard and ordinary member's sailing activities when required.

Our Fleet is composed of boats that are suitable for a disabled person to sail or to crew. Eight small single and double handed boats called 'Access' dinghies and three larger boats to go to sea in and carry relatively large numbers of people, called 'Sports 16'. These boats are specially designed for people with disabilities and are stable (do not capsize!).

We also have a Drascombe Lugger which is suitable for people with more severe restrictions. We now also have two Sonar 23ft open keelboats which are highly competitive racing machines but can also be taken out for cruises and are often raced with the Sussex Yacht Club fleet. We have hoists to help people who would find it too difficult to get in or out of a dinghy on their own and a range of buoyancy aids and waterproof clothing.

We have a lot of enthusiastic volunteers who will make sure you get the best out of your time with us.

Sailability ran sixteen sessions for disabled people last year as well as a Sailing week at which tuition was given to club members. In addition the Sonars sailed independently for 40 days including competing in Cowes Week.

There are volunteers to help rig, launch, recover, wash and put away the boats and also to assist the less proficient on the water (more are always welcome!). We ran inshore and cruising session for a total of 90 disabled people.

Sailability 01A number of sailors who started with the Sailability sessions now sail regularly with the able-boded dinghy racing section of the club. Others sail with SYC members in their yachts. Six members of Sailability have also qualified in the RYA powerboat level II course. Over the year we have had a variety of disabilities: learning difficulties, hearing impaired, sight impaired and wheelchair users.

Initially new recruits sail with an instructor on the river, once safe, competent and if appropriate, you can sail solo if you wish. It is always at your pace! Safety first but fun very high up on the agenda. If you have sailed before we check you out and off you go.

There are sea races too. Sailability members join the Sussex Yacht Club at a special rate after an initial trial period. They are encouraged to participate in all of the club's sailing activities and social functions.

For more information contact: Sussex Yacht Club Tel No.01273 464868, email or see our web site:

Useful Links

SYC Links

Royal Escape Race Website
The Royal Escape is the largest offshore race on the South Coast outside of the Solent and is organised each year by the Sussex Yacht Club.

Sussex Yacht Club Training and Youth on Facebook

Sussex Yacht Club Keelboats on Facebook

Sussex Yacht Club on Twitter (@sussexyachtclub)
If you want information about access to this twitter account email

HMS Sussex Shipmates Association
Formerly known as the 'Sussex ex Chief and Petty Officers Association' (Old and Bold) and now opened to all ranks and rates. Meets at 2000 on the first Friday of every month at The Sussex Yacht Club. The meetings are generally social with opportunity for talks on matters of interest, quiz nights, etc. Anybody can come along and meet old friends and make new ones.

Weather and Tide

Channel Coastal Observatory
The Channel Coastal Observatory is the data management centre for the Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes and is hosted by New Forest District Council, in partnership with the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

Brighton wind and wave observations

Rustington wave observations

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Tidal Predictions

Met Office
Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

Shoreham Port
Shoreham has been a port since before the Romans came and is today a thriving commercial port. Sussex Yacht Club has a close relationship with the port authorities who assist us in delivering a great marine leasure experience.

Shoreham Weather
Weather from a privately run station right on Shoreham Beach

Wind waves and weather forecast for Shoreham-by-Sea

Wind waves and weather forecast for Shoreham-by-Sea

XC Weather
Wind and weather maps for the UK.

Yacht Clubs & Other Maritime Links

Arun Yacht Club

Brighton Marina Yacht Club

Chichester Cruiser Racing Club

Chichester Yacht Club

International Sailing Federation

The Racing Rules of Sailing
The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) govern our sport on the water. They are revised and published every four years by ISAF

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations
The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) govern offshore racing for monohulls and multihulls, structural features, yacht equipment, personal equipment and training.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency Press Office
The official blog of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency press office, where you will find press releases and other updates.

Newhaven Yacht Club

Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club

Rye Harbour Sailing Club

Shoreham Lifeboat
There has been a lifeboat station in Shoreham Harbour for 147 years. The station was rebuilt in 2010 to house its state of the art Tamar all weather lifeboat.

The Shoreham Lifeboat Station Website

The Official RNLI Website

Société des Régates de Fécamp

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club

Sussex Regatta Website
Organised by the Sussex Combined Yacht Clubs - Brighton Marina Yacht Club, Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club & Sussex Yacht Club.