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Proud to be one of the oldest sailing clubs in the country

With the main clubhouse, extensive boatyard with modern lift and moorings on the river adur, along with the original clubhouse and locked moorings within Shoreham Port, SYC is first and foremost a members club with unrivalled facilities. Yachts of all sizes call the club home, with both rallying and racing strongly supported, as is the dinghy section where particular attention is given to encouraging youth sailors. The club has a diving section and is home to Sussex Sailability, supporting handicapped sailors of all abilities. SYC also boasts a bar and steward famous for hospitality on both sides of the channel, along with a superb restaurant enjoying the best river views in Shoreham.

 

Joining SYC

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Membership at SYC is open to everybody, with competitive subscriptions for those intending to make the most of our on-the-water activities and great social events, not to mention the bar and restaurant; you could become a member for as little at £14.75 per month.

Here's how to join ››

Return of Activities #01

Published Tue 30 June 2020

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to announce a return of water-based activities at SYC.

The last few months have been very tough for many people and businesses and my heart goes out to any of the SYC family who have been directly impacted by this horrific virus.

On the plus side, the sacrifices we have all made since 23 March now seem to have taken effect and as many aspects of life in the UK start to return to the “new normal”, so can activities at the Club.

Group Identity for SYC

SYC Group Identity Number for VHF/DSC radios 023200100

More and more members are using DSC radios (those fitted with an emergency DISTRESS button) and realising the benefits of these. Fewer are aware that the Club has been allocated a Group MMSI number by OFCOM/Radiocommunications Agency which alerts all of the Club rescue boats when called.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Coronavirus Update #11

Published Mon 29 Jun 2020

Dear Fellow Members,

This update is hopefully the last from me on the topic of the lockdown and easing of lockdown for Members, Visitors and Staff of Our Yacht Club.

If things change for the worse, I will of course email you again but hopefully my future emails will be far more upbeat than the Coronavirus news sheets sent out to date.

Building Progress Video

Posted 16 May 2020

Allowed and hour for exercise each day during the national Coronavirus lock down, Steve Vyse chose to keep fit by clambering around the building site that is going to be the new Sussex Yacht Club house. He took a video camera with him.

The film is in HD so you can expand to full screen if you wish.

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.

Paralympian gold medallist throws support behind ‘Door to Shore’

British sailing’s golden girl, Helena Lucas MBE, has added her support to the Door to Shore charity campaign, which aims to build some of the best facilities in the UK for disabled sailors – right here at Sussex Yacht Club

The campaign aims to raise £538,000 which will enable us, in partnership with the charity Sussex Sailability, to create a fully accessible centre of sailing excellence for those with disabilities.

More on Southwick Parking Restrictions from the Secretary

From 1 July 2019

About a month ago, wooden posts appeared along Riverside Road adjacent to our moorings. Upon enquiring of the Port why they were there, we were advised that the Port had contracted with a car parking enforcement company, GXS, to patrol, monitor and enforce car parking in all areas of Port controlled roads and car parks including Riverside Road and Lady Bee Marina car park.

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.

Mark Status

The purpose of the table below is to report any issues with our racing marks. If you are aware that one is off station or missing then please contact the office and post a note on the SYC Racing WhatsApp group.

The information on this page should be used by Race Officers when planning racing.  

Racing Mark Information at 16 June 2020

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.

SYC Sonar Match Racing

Thursdays 2 to 30 July 2020

With the Americas Cup World Series being run throughout 2020, we thought we would run our own Match Racing event this Summer. Previous match racing events have been extremely popular and we hope this will be the same. In order to prolong the excitement and give everyone their chance for glory, we will be running the event in a league format over 5 consecutive Thursday evenings from 2nd to 30th July.

Each team will race each other over the course of those five weeks, and at the end of the event, the team with the most points will be crowned champion.

'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.

Olympic sailor backs Door to Shore campaign

Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, has thrown his support behind Sussex Sailability’s charity fundraising campaign to build some of the very best facilities for sailors with disabilities in the UK – right here at Sussex Yacht Club.

The ‘Door to Shore’ campaign aims to raise £538,000 which will allow the Yacht Club, in partnership with Sussex Sailability, to create a fully accessible centre of sailing excellence in Shoreham.

Rule 37 Update

Changes to the rule governing the allocation of Southwick moorings

The land on which our Southwick west pontoon is built is leased from the port and this lease expires in 2019. In addition, the physical structure of the jetty is now at the end of its design life. Rebuilding this jetty in the same location is not an option as it’s location conflicts with the ports own development plans for the Lady Bee marina. Accordingly a new layout for our Southwick moorings has been designed. Various configurations are under consideration but none provide the same number of berths at Southwick that we currently enjoy.