Yacht Racing and Rallying Events at SYC

rya charter logoSkitter SCV0941Racing and rallying is at the heart of our club, with pursuit, inshore, long inshore, offshore and regattas tailored to suit our varied SYC fleet. No matter what your level and preference of sailing we have a good mix of competitive and more relaxing racing. We encourage crews at all levels to have a go, and although we don't give prizes to all comers, accurate ratings and hard work can deliver results. 

With regards to cruising, SYC organises a varied programme of rallies along and across the channel. The rallies are usually combined with a race, but it is not necessary to participate in the race to join in the rally. Yachts can join in all or part of these rallies to suit your own timetable. Cruising in company is a great way to explore our coast; you can gain valuable experience and discover new friends.

  

How to join in

Skippers: For racing in any of the Inshore or Pursuit series races just turn up on the start line and join in. The Race Officer on the beach will note your presence and include you in the results. For the Long Inshore, Offshore and Rallies and other events you need to either enter or register your interest. The Regattas and the Royal Escape Race for example require the submission of an entry form. Pursuiting, Racing and Rally activities now rely on specific WhatsApp groups, SYC Racing, SYC Pursuiting and SYC Rallies, if you are not already included please ask.

Crew: If you are already on a yacht then nag your skipper to register your interest in an event.

Questions?: If you need some extra information on an event or have a suggestion to make, then you can email the sailing section using the address secretary@sussexyachtclub.org.uk

  

Pursuiting at SYC

In addition to the regular racing, David Nunn organises the Saturday Pursuit Racing. If you wish to try racing, train crew, tune up your own performance or just have a fun sail for an hour or two on a Saturday, then Pursuiting could be for you. You start in order of your handicap number (slowest go first) the courses are short and simple, very suitable for beginners to both racing and crewing. If you want to join in then speak to David Nunn (Escape) at Southwick on the day or email secretary@sussexyachtclub.org.uk beforehand, he will also arrange a handicap number for your boat if you don't already have one and for you to join the SYC Pursuiting WhatsApp group.

Christmas Cracker Series

Saturday 6th November - Saturday 18th December 2021

This is a series of four ‘round the cans’ handicap races, using the current NHC handicap (from the Inshore series) for the first race but amended for the next race(s). See the Keelboat Sailing Handbook for the rules. Courses will be set by the Race Officer on the day.