Starcross Yacht Club

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Starcross Yacht Club

Welcome to the Starcross Yacht Club web site

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.

Watch a video of sailing at SYC during the 2012-13 season.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 16:46

Pre-Christmas Working Party - Sunday 7th December

The club has survived its first autumn storm, although flooded at one point the newly installed drainage system coped admirably, draining the south boat park on the same outgoing tide.  Much of the flotsam was soon cleared from site, but the inevitable foreshore shingle has reappeared and potholes on the approach road are not shrinking!  There are other more lightweight task as well.

With no race possible it is proposed to run a pre-Christmas working party – the usual format; start around 10.00hrs, work, coffee, tea and donuts mince pies, work, all finished off with lunch.  So a good training morning instead of the usual Sunday race, or just come along and meet old friends and reminisce about this year’s sailing adventures, all welcome.

Please see this page where you can indicate your availability, or let Graham Buxton-Smith know you can attend.

We look forward to seeing you at the club.

Nigel Hingston

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:50

Launching Trolley Spares

To avoid that sinking feeling when you get to SYC and find a tyre on your launching trolley has gone flat, there is now a supply of trolley wheels, R clips and washers for sale at the boatshed as follows:

  • trolley wheels £20.00
  • puncture proof trolley wheels £30 (new line)
  • R clips & washers 50p each
  • 10mm 3 strand nylon rope 60p/metre

Terms are strictly cash with purchase!

They are available from John Allen (racing etc), Bob Fox (dinghy cruisers), Ken Vingoe (Junior nights).


Last Updated on Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:25

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Starcross Yacht Club has been awarded Volvo Champion Club statusSYC is an RYA approved dinghy and powerboat training centre

SYC has been awarded Volvo Champion Club status

SYC is an RYA approved dinghy and power boat training centre


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