Joining SYC 

Share the passion and join Sussex Yacht Club! Members are the essence of our club, so if you are interested in joining, the office would be happy to show you around our clubhouse and talk you through what SYC has to offer. Membership is open to everybody.

To join, please click the button below and fill out the application form. Once recieved a member of staff will be in touch regarding your application.

If you have any further questions regarding membership at Sussex Yacht Club please contact the office at:


We offer either Active or Shoreside membership. With both types of membership, you still enjoy all the benefits Sussex Yacht Club has to offer including discounts on yard services, club moorings and the great deals on RYA training and other activity at SYC. You are also able to take full advantage of our social events, fabulous restaurant, Stow’s, and enjoy a drink in our members’ bar!  

Active membership

For members eager to take part in activity at Sussex Yacht Club, we have Active Membership. This membership is aimed at boat owners and regular participants (min 12 times p.a.) on the water. Whether this includes sailing, rowing, diving or Stand-Up Paddleboarding, taking part in racing and rallies, joining a committee, getting involved with a training course or making the most of the boat yard facilities.

Shoreside membership

For members more inclined to the social side of Sussex Yacht Club, we offer Shoreside Membership. There is absolutely no obligation for shoreside members to be active on the water – although if you wanted to try sailing or SUP, there is nothing stopping you! We encourage shoreside members to try out any on the water activity, you never know, this could spark a new passion!

Membership Fees (1st Oct 2023 – 30th Sept 2024)

Joining/rejoining Fee  £40
Joint adult membership, inc. children 18 years and under  £372 pa
Single adult membership, inc. children 18 years and under  £260 pa
Young persons under 24 years or full-time student  £65 pa
Cadet membership 8-18 years  £54 pa

Joint Memberships requires both parties to reside at the same address. In some cases, the club may request proof of this.

Our membership fees are reviewed annually on 1st October each year.  

Members can pay either annually or by monthly direct debit. Monthly direct debit allows you to spread the annual membership fee over 12 months and does include an additional administrative fee (£22.75 for single membership and £32.00 for joint membership).

If paying by monthly direct debit, you are committed to the first 12 months* and should you wish to continue your membership this will be on a monthly rolling basis.  

(*if you would like to cancel your membership within the first 12 months, you will be required to settle the remainder of the years’ membership fee.) 

Get in touch with SYC

We welcome enquiries about:

Membership, Accounts, the Bar, Boat Yard, Crewing, Dinghy Sailing, Diving, Moorings, Outrigger Canoes, PaddleBoarding, Pay & Play, Private Social Functions, Room Hire, Rowing, Sailing, Social Events, Stow’s Restaurant, Sussex Sailability, Training, Youth Sailing