A Second Roadworks Alert!

We have been advised by the gas company that they will be undertaking roadworks outside the yacht club which will result in partial closure of the road and traffic lights for a week commencing Monday 21st October. This is in order to bring the gas services into the yacht club for the new building.

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.

Nominations for Flag Officer and Director 2020

1-31 October 2019

Director and Flag Officer nominations:

From 1st October until 31st October, nominations are open for any shareholding member of SYC to put their name forward as a Director of The Club. Anyone thinking of doing so would be well advised to speak to a serving Officer such as The Commodore to understand the commitments that go with this role.

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.

New Year's Eve 2019

WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF DINNER DANCE TICKETS!        BUT....

There will be a limited number of dance tickets available at £15 each from 9.00pm to late.

We only have permission for a maximum of 200 people to be in the building and therefore it will be necessary to have a ticket if you wish to come in to celebrate in any way.  We will sadly have to turn people away who do not have a ticket if we exceed the magic number.

For those who wish to know the menu having booked ahead and secured one of the prized dinner/dance tickets:

£3111 raised from 'Up the Creek' Raft Race

The final figure raised from our first charity raft race was a brilliant £3111 profit.  Our grateful thanks to all our sponsors, donors of gifts and prizes and of course our resilient rafters who made the day such fun.

Next year's race will be on Sunday 23rd August and we will be looking for helpers, volunteers and of course sponsors and course entrants once again. 

More details will be issued in the New Year, but please note the date in your diaries!

 

SYC Cup 2019

Saturday 13 July

Get your crew together for three windward leward courses on Saturday 13 July, with first start at 10:00 and a barbecue at Southwick after the racing is done.

Entry is just £10 per boat and there will be racing under IRC and NHC.

To help you plan the day there will be no starts after 16:00 and the racing will occur within 5 miles of the harbour entrance. Prizes to 1st and 2nd with additional prizes at the discretion of the committee, so we can expect some random fun awards featuring at the post regatta BBQ.

Download the Notice of Race here ››

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.