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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 £14.50 per month.

Here's how to join ››

September Club Night

Friday 6th September

This month Steward Natalie and her team are going Mexican with an 'All You Can Eat Mexican Buffet' with Corn and Avocado Salsa, Refried Beans, Beef Chilli, Vegetable Chilli, Tomato Salsa, Flour and Corn Tortillas.

For dessert you can choose from Cheese and Biscuits or stay with the theme enjoying Rum and Chilli wioth Pineapple and Ice Cream.

As always this is an informal get together for all members and their guests for a chat and a flutter on the club raffle.

To dine please arrive at 19:00 for 19:30 and Club suppers must be booked in advance, either by card  over the phone or paying at the bar on the night before dining. To book call 01273 464868 or email steward@sussexyachtclub.org.uk

'Up the Creek' Charity Raft Race

Saturday 31 August

It is still not too late to enter the raft race if you fancy having a go!  Please have a look on our dedicated website www.shorehamraftrace.co.uk for further information to enter, sponsor or donate to the event. 

Please do come along on the day and support what promises to be a great fun event.  A rum and pie shack will be available on Coronation Green to keep your family friends in the mood, and of course our own restaurant and bar will be serving food and drinks as usual. Please come early, enjoy the atmosphere and buy raffle tickets to win some fabulous prizes.

Rafts are due to arrive at the yard from 10.00 for inspection and launching, and the race itself will start at 12.00.  The course is from the Sussex Yacht Club slipway to Norfolk Bridge and back.

Membership Card & Fob Usage in the Bar

1 August 2019

At the Board meeting in June it was decided that after a year of planning it is now time for the Bar and Restaurant to fully utilise the electronic till system in order that members receive the discounted prices to which you are entitled; this will come into effect Thursday 1August 2019.

You will need to have either a fob or new chipped membership card that can be scanned. If you do not have either a fob or new chipped membership card please contact the office who will be happy to help.  These cannot be sent out in the post and therefore require that you either collect it from the office or from behind the bar with prior arrangement.

Contractor announced for our rebuild

We are pleased to announce that W Stirland, based in Chichester, has been engaged as the contractor to undertake the construction of our new £4.2 million clubhouse and facilities.

Work has begun on site and will be completed by June 2020.  Our existing clubhouse, which has been our home since 1950, will then be demolished to enable the building of planned flood defences by Adur and Worthing District Council.

New Menu 1st April

LUNCH MENU

A new Menu is available from 1st April including some fabulous light snacks such as Salt and Pepper Squid, Duck Spring Rolls and Halloumi Sticks.

As well as the choices laid out below, make you you keep an eye out for our daily specials.

Take the family out on the water says David, 84

An inspirational eighty-four year old sailor is encouraging Sussex families to get out on the water together.

David Skinner has been an active member of Sussex Yacht Club since 1971 and was the club’s Commodore in 1994.  For the last 40 years he’s been sharing his passion for sailing with those who are new to the sport by taking them out on his own boat to show them the ropes.

New Year's Eve - Early Bird Offer

This year Natalie is planning to put on a wonderful final event in the old clubhouse with fantastic entertainment and wonderful food.  Details to be released shortly.

As with last year we are offering Early Bird tickets with any tickets bought between 31st August and 30th September being at a one off price of £50 each.

Tickets are available from the office.  Please be prepared to leave your email details in order that we may contact you nearer the date to obtain your menu choices.

This proved very popular last year with a sell out event on the night.  Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Boat Show Offer

SOUTHAMPTON INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW, POWERED BY BORROW A BOAT
13TH – 22nd SEPTEMBER 2019

SUSSEX YACHT CLUB : DISCOUNTED TICKET OFFER
USING PROMOTIONAL CODE: JG1
Buy between 1 and 5 tickets at £13.50 each and get a FREE ticket with each purchased ticket

WEBSITE BOOKING: https://www.southamptonboatshow.com

Launch marks the start of our building work

On Monday 13 May we began work on our new clubhouse and amenities with a helping hand from the Leader of Adur District Council.

Our new HQ will mean that Shoreham will become the home of one of the UK’s best disabled sailing facilities, whilst enabling the building of flood defences to protect the town.

Race Officer Duties 2019

In order for yachts to race at SYC we need skippers and crews to take their turn to carry out Race Officer Duties.

The dates for these duties are published below and are based on skippers' choices made at the Pre-Season Keelboat Sailing Meeting each year, with the remaining dates allocated to boats by the Keelboat Sailing Committee.

Keelboat Reporting for CASC

As discussed at the Keelboat Sailing meeting on Saturday 2nd March, we need to record the activity of both skippers and crew involved in keelboat sailing. This applies to all racing and rallies and will form part of the essential record for CASC for our section and will be used in the event of any HMRC inspection. The form is designed for a series but needs to be completed for every outing and returned after each series preferably by email to the sailing section or as hard copy through the office. Because of the importance of this requirement the Keelboat Sailing Committee will take a dim view of any persistent failures to complete and ultimately boats may not qualify for a result.

2019 Open Cooler

Sun 6 Jan to Sun 24 Feb

Although this popular open dinghy series is now over, here are the final results and there are a few pictures to be found in the gallery.

St.Valery Rally & Race

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August 2019

Sail over at your leisure on the Friday followed by dinner with our most hospitable friends at Club Nautique Valeriquais on the Saturday evening. 2018 saw the introduction of the SYC vs CNV Challenge; a match race between the two clubs. We hope to organize another race at St Valery and will be inviting SYC skippers and crew to participate. Sunday is the Seaway Trophy race back to Shoreham. Most Skippers will already be aware that St Valery has tidal restrictions and they will need to satisfy themselves of entry and exit arrangements.

For further details and to register your interest, please contact our Rally Secretary, Tim Worsfield by email at sailing-section@sussexyacht.club.

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.

Car parking enforcement would commence in these areas with effect from 31st July and permits were made available to SYC for distribution to berth holders and visitors to the boats, moorings, stores and clubhouse.

Conservation work ahead of our big build

We have been carefully undertaking some essential saltmarsh conservation before work begins on our new clubhouse, and have transplanted a section of the plants by hand to an area safely away from any risk of damage during the construction process.

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.

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 inform the sailing section by email to the sailing section or contact the office.

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

Racing Mark Information at 7th July 2019