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.

Entries for Windflower, Matthey and Compass Cups

Entries are invited for:

Windflower Cup: awarded to the cruising Skipper who has logged the most miles in a continuous three week period;

Matthey Cup: awarded to the Skipper who has logged the most sea miles in one calendar year. Calculated by dividing the miles logged by Thames Tonnage;

Compass Cup: awarded to the Skipper having the best kept log.

To enter:

Autumn Pursuit Series

Saturday 15th September - Saturday 27th October 2018

A series of seven fun races held on Saturdays. Sailing instructions can be found on the Southwick notice board before each day’s race, courses use the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. There will be a Pursuit Supper at Southwick after the 13th October April race. See the Sailing Handbook on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times, or contact David Skinner or David Nunn who are the series organisers.

  

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. There may be some new signing on arrangements introduced in 2018 for other Races and Rallies, watch out for developments.

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 sailing-section@sussexyacht.club

  

Autumn Series

Sunday 23rd September - Sunday 11th November 2018

The second main series of seven races with courses set on the day using the inshore marks off Shoreham, with each race taking around 1.5 to 2 hours. See the Sailing Handbook available on the front page of the website for further details, race dates and times.

Christmas Cracker Series

Ocean Dream Devils Advocate DSC2494Sunday 25th November - Sunday 16th December 2018

This is a series of four ‘round the cans’ handicap races, using the current IRC rating for the first race but amended for the next race(s). See the Sailing Handbook for the rules.

Courses will be set on the day by the Race Officer.