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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There is training available for members throughout the year whether you are new to sailing or looking to develop more advanced seamanship or racing skills.

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And more...

Activities aren't limited to sailing. Kayaking, canoeing, cycling and a calendar of social events all mean 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

  • Starcross Steamer Double for Peter Barton

    Starcross Steamer Double for Peter Barton

    Photo Galleries now available - see end of article The twenty-fourth Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer was held on Sunday February 5th. This was the first race of the South
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  • Calling all paddlers!

    Read on if you'd like to equip yourself with the confidence and skills to set out on your own kayaking adventures… Two one-day courses have been arranged by Tony Kearsey
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  • Training Courses for all !!

    Looking to do some training this year? Whatever your age or ability, we’ve a Training Calendar packed with ideas you can choose from, whether you’re a beginner or more experienced
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  • Let’s talk Nautical Natters!

    In March we launch our new Nautical Natters series in the Clubhouse. These bi-monthly events on Thursday evenings are free and will cover a range of topics. Not only that,
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  • RS200s battle it out at breezy SYC

    RS200s battle it out at breezy SYC

    Round 5 of the 2ndhanddinghies RS200 Ugly Tour, and the action moved to the Exe Estuary and the delightful Starcross YC. Allowing for the weather forecast that suggested there would
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  • Busy Weekend September 10th, 11th, 12th

    Busy Weekend September 10th, 11th, 12th

    Saturday: Free Sailing, Kayaks and Barbecue Starcross was at its best this weekend with fantastic free sailing, trying a kayak out and a barbecue. Great organising by Eleanor Thomas (Kayak
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  • Fowey Regatta

    So a second regatta this year for the SYC Devon Racing Team. This time the event was Fowey Race Week rather than the sunny waters of southern Turkey.James Bowman, Michael
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  • Jim Vallis Memorial Dinghy Cruise

    Jim Vallis Memorial Dinghy Cruise

    We were blessed with a fine day and moderate winds for the Jim Vallis Memorial Cruise on Saturday 6th August. It was really pleasing to welcome 10 members of Jim's
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  • Free Sailing and Kayaking Saturday August 13th

    Free Sailing and Kayaking Saturday August 13th

    Our thanks to Keith Wheatley for some great photos of the Free Sailing (and kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding...) at SYC on Saturday 13th August.
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