Dinghy Racing

There is all year round dinghy racing at SYC with competitor levels from beginners to national champions

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Dinghy Cruising

There is a dinghy cruising section at SYC with organised cruises on the beautiful Exe Estuary and sometimes a little further.

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There is yacht sailing at SYC with members sailing small and medium cruisers and multi-hulls with moorings both all-tide and semi drying.

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There is a very active junior sailing section at SYC with up to 90 children at the summer Friday night sessions and the famous Roadford weekend session

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Social events

SYC has social events throughout the year including an annual dinner dance, fitting out and laying up suppers

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And more...

Activities aren't limited to sailing. With newer SYC activities such as kayaking and canoeing it means there's something for everyone!

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Welcome To Starcross Yacht Club

Starcross Yacht Club is reputed to be one of the oldest sailing clubs in the British Isles, having been loosely formed to organise a sailing regatta all the way back in 1772. However, it is now a thoroughly go-ahead, modern and informal family club devoted to the pursuit of small boat sailing.  Originally situated in Starcross village, since 1957 the club has been based at our present location at Powderham Point on the west bank of the Exe Estuary, where we have all the facilities expected by keen sailors. There are excellent changing rooms and showers, plus launching and berthing facilities for sailing dinghies and catamarans.

Whilst our site is secluded, private and relatively secure, including our own car park, perhaps the main advantage of the location is that it fronts a picturesque, quiet and uncluttered wide stretch of the Estuary where excellent sailing can be enjoyed, whether it be full-on competitive racing or quiet cruising.

The Club operates all year round. During the winter months, we welcome members of other clubs to race in our winter and frostbite series. Whilst primarily a dinghy and catamaran club, we do have a fair number of members who own small sailing cruisers which occupy moorings off the Club, and facilities are provided to these members for the storage of tenders and outboard motors. There is no waiting list for membership so we welcome inquiries. Better still, why not pay us a visit on a race day and experience the vibrant and friendly atmosphere for yourself. For further information about joining Starcross Yacht Club, please see the membership applications page. 

SYC Latest News

  • Mystery Dinghy Cruise

    The Mystery dinghy cruise took place last Wednesday (13th July) with 7 boats setting off for Great Bull Hill sandbank at the Southern end of the Estuary. It was all
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  • SYC sailors at Gocek Regatta

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    With regatta results of 2,2,2,1 it all hinged on the final race for the Devon Sailing Team (40% SYC members) at the Gocek Audi Regatta in Southern Turkey. 'We'd proved
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  • Aly Cat, spruced and ready to sail!

    Aly Cat

    Members of the multi-hull fleet have generously clubbed together to buy the club a Dart 15. Aly Cat will be used by Juniors on a Friday night but is also
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  • New Training Oppies Arrive!

    6 new Training Oppies have arrived just in time for the new Junior season. Thanks to the John Merrick Trust and the Eric Twiname Trust for generous grants and hard
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  • Starcross Steamer - 2016 - Afloat

    Richard Fryer has provided his usual excellent photos for this year's 2016 Starcross Steamer. Click the image below to see the gallery of photos taken on the water. Starcross Steamer
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  • Starcross Steamer - 2016 - Ashore

    More photos from Richard Fryer from this year's 2016 Starcross Steamer. Click the image below to see the gallery of photos taken on shore. Starcross Steamer 2016 - Ashore
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    Junior Sailing 2016

    Applications are now (over) due for 2016 junior sailing! The forms are in the junior section of the website or direct here. Please can I have them by the end
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    SW Zone Topper Squad

    On the back of Ellie Poole's success in the Topper Nationals 2015 I thought that I would let you know that three of the current SYC juniors have been selected
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