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

SYC 2014 Programme - iCalendar download

The link below provides iCalendar an format file containing details of the SYC programme for the year 2014-15. This provides the ability to dowload details of SYC events into the calendar software on your PC (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird etc).If you want the 2014 SYC programme in your Outlook calendar you can download this import file
Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 11:01

Flood Photos

Ralph Wogan sent through some photos of the flooding

And here are some Vyv Game took, Wednesday Feb 5th. 

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 21:56

Club Security

We are getting reports from other clubs on the South Coast of thefts of outboard engines in what appears to be an organised operation.

This is a reminder for all of us  to ensure that our valuable items are locked away and that the gate is locked even when you are inside, except at busy times.

Please keep club codes to yourself and please do not be offended if I or other officers challenge you if we do not recognise you!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 22:22

Club contact details and location

Postal address

The address for all post to the club is:
Starcross Yacht Club
c/o Honorary Secretary
Kathy Jones
The Old Bakery,
High Street,


The club's location is near Powderham on the west bank of the Exe Estuary in Devon.
If driving from the M5, take the road signed for Dawlish (A379). You will shortly pass by the village of Exminster. There is a schematic map of the journey from Exminster to SYC here.
It is about a mile north of the large village of Starcross.
If looking up the location you can use the postcode of EX6 8JJ or the Lat/Long of 50° 38' 49.60" North, 3° 27' 5.53" West

Phone number

The club phone number is: 01626 890470 (answering machine / diverted outside of race times)

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 17:07

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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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