Notice of General Meeting

To be held at Sussex Yacht Club, 85-89 Brighton Road, Shoreham, BN43 6RF

On Saturday 4 November 2017 starting at 10:00h

Notice is hereby given that a General Meeting of the Shareholders will be held in the Shoreham Clubhouse to consider the following special resolution proposed by The Board:

The Board of Directors of Sussex Yacht Club Ltd resolve to sell a strip of land along its frontage with the A259 Brighton Road, not to exceed 3.5m in width overall, to allow the local authority to erect a flood defence wall and new pavement with maintained access to the existing Sussex Yacht Club site. The sale price of the land will be £3.3 million pounds”

Nominations for 2018

1-31 October 2017

The first of October marks the opening of nominations for Honorary Members, Flag Officers, Directors, President and Vice Presidents to serve during 2018. You can download the Nomination Form from here and it must be completed and received by the Office no later than 14:00 on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

CA Lobster Pots Campaign

The petition "to improve the way static fishing gear is marked for the safety of all small craft at sea" is now back live. The original attempt was frustrated by the process of government as a result of the general election. Please consider supporting this valuable safety initiative, you can sign up directly through the news letter here.

Summer Sunday Menu

July and August Sundays

We have had a few requests for a Sunday Lunch menu more in keeping with the glorious hot weather, so always willing to please, Steward Natalie has come up with the following suggestion for Sunday lunch at SYC during July and August.

November Club Night

Friday 3 November

ITALIANO CLUB NIGHT

For the September Club Night we introduced more ‘intimate’ dining and removed the ‘Hogwarts' style long tables. It was a great success, well received by everyone who came and continued for October's French theme. As usual the price is a mere £12.50 per person to be paid in advance by cash or card through the Office on 01273 464868 Or with the Bar staff on 01273 453717. Alternatively email steward@sussexyachtclub.org.uk

Project Kraken

People living or working on and around the UK's coastline and waterways are being asked to report suspicious or unusual activity as part of a multi-agency law enforcement campaign.

Project Kraken - a joint initiative now being delivered by the NCA, Border Force and police forces including Sussex Police - aims to increase public reporting and strengthen the general maritime industry's response to the threats.

Dark Star Round the UK

SYC member Kevin Gilroy has written to update us of his further progress around the UK aboard Dark Star 

Saturday June 10th 2017 Newlyn Harbour

A dire day, rain, mist then more wind. Fortunately around 5pm I am able to get a stable TV picture and watch England play Scotland at Hampden Park - an exciting 2-2 draw.

Sunday June 11th 2017 Newlyn Harbour

A brighter but very blustery day. Walked along the seafront from Newlyn to Penzance and up the hill to St Mary's Church.

Tony Boysons

Friday 13 January 2017

It with deep sadness that we announce that Tony Boysons, the Sussex Yacht Club Admiral, peacefully passed away on 13 January 2017.

The funeral is at 12:20 on Friday 17 February at Worthing Crematorium, and after at the SYC restaurant.

The family have informed us that Sussex Sailability is the chosen charity for donations and these can be made online here.

Frank Kay has kindly authored an obituary which can be read here.

Storage under boats

31 January 2017

As anyone using the club boatyard will know we have for several years been trying to reduce and remove storage from under boats during lay-up.

There is now a very high likelihood that we will need to move boats and re-organise the boat yard on a regular basis as Tarmount Hard progresses and work is planned and then started on the proposed flood defences.

For this reason and after much discussion the moorings and maintenance committee have agreed with the club Boatswains that all unauthorised storage under and around boats on lay-up must cease so that boat movements required can be undertaken without delay or unnecessary time being spent moving personal items.

Club Steward

Meet Natalie, our new Club Steward

We are very pleased to report that Natalie Stansell has joined us as Club Steward and has already overseen the very enjoyable prize giving night.

It is no secret that the bar and restaurant has been heavily funded by the club during 2016 and Natalie has been tasked with maintaining or improving the quality of our hospitality whilst also effecting a financial turnaround.

You may have already noticed changes being made, with the Commodore supporting the quick implementation of new menu pricing to better reflect the costs of service. If you have any suggestions then Natalie will welcome your comments.

General Meeting Result

Held Saturday 3 Sep 2016

As was explained at the meeting, the proceedings were recorded using two devices and the official minutes will be primarily compiled from these recordings backed up by written notes. Asst Sec Jenni is unfortunately still recovering from an injury, so her transcription of the minutes will take a little time before they can be checked and published. In the meantime we can say that the meeting was very well attended and resulted in an almost unanimous result. The original special resolution was amended during the meeting by a normal resolution approved by a unanimous show of hands, delivering the following amended special resolution wording:

‘It is proposed that the membership accept in principle the recommended option for flood defence works at the Sussex Yacht Club Shoreham-by-Sea site, including the disposal of club land directly adjacent to the A259 combined with the construction of a new club house and associated facilities subject to ratification at a later General Meeting.’

Of the 174 votes cast by voting members (including proxy votes) 172 were in favour with 2 against.

General Meeting Result

Held Saturday 4th November 2017

The resolution

“The Board of Directors of Sussex Yacht Club Ltd resolve to sell a strip of land along its frontage with the A259 Brighton Road, not to exceed 3.5m in width overall, to allow the local authority to erect a flood defence wall and new pavement with maintained access to the existing Sussex Yacht Club site. The sale price of the land will be £3.3 million pounds”

was passed with 165 votes in favour (including proxy votes) and 1 vote against.

Commodore's Surgeries

Every Friday Morning.

The Commodore Steve Vyse has undertaken to attend the club every Friday morning in order to look after club business with the Secretary and to be available for any member to meet and discuss pretty much anything to do with SYC.

If you wish to book some time on a Friday with the Commodore, then please contact the Secretary, informing him of your topic and to agree a date and time.

Royal Escape Race 2017

Friday 26 May 2017

The race was a huge success and celebrations in Fécamp were made all the sweeter for SYC as Doug Beanlands collected the Tony and Adele Boysons Commemorative team trophy as SYC Team Captain. Other notable results for SYC include Barda taking 1st in IRC 2 with Maverick in 3rd. Truant took 3rd in SCCH 1 and was the first placed short-handed boat. Moon River was first in opted motor sailing.

Full results on the Royal Escape Race Website