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Exe Regatta - entry deadlines

The River Exe Regatta is racing up to us, on 11th and 12th July.

Entry fees are currently at a discounted rate, but on 22nd June they'll go up to full rate, meaning that on that date the entry fee for a single-hander will go up from a discounted £10 to a full rate of £15, and for all other boats from £15 to £20. So be sure to get your entry in by 21st June if you want to get the cheaper rate! Entry for Juniors (under 18), whether intending to race or to join Swallows and Amazons is free.

All entries close on 9th July, so at the very least please get your entries in by then.

You can find the regatta website at

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 08:16

Exe Regatta - committee boat helpers

Message from Paul Kelley

If anyone is available to help Paul on the Committee Boat at the upcoming Exe Regatta please could they contact Paul or Tony Blackmore. Paul's number is on the Contacts page and Tony can be contacted via email from the same page.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 19:10

New Regatta Website Lives!

A brand new website for the River Exe Regatta has just been launched, and along with it entries for this year's regatta are now open.

You can find the regatta website at

We hope you enjoy the new look site!

To enter the regatta click on one of the 'Enter' links, fill in and submit the form, and then pay the entry fee via the PayPal form. The PayPal payment form will appear after you've submitted on your completed entry form.

Unlike in previous years, you will not need to log in or register before you are able to fill in the entry form.

Entry fees for this year's regatta are £15 for singlehanders and £20 for all other boats, with these fees discounted to £10 and £15, respectively, for entries received before 21st June.

Entry for all Juniors is FREE (but you must still fill in the entry form!).


Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 18:36

Open Day - A Message from the Club President

Well done Nigel Howe and his many helpers in running a very successful Club Open Day today. There were numerous comments about how friendly everyone was and the whole event ran very smoothly. You all did the Club proud!

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2015 22:00

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.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015 19:32

Hurricane 5.9 Inland National Champions 2015 Doug Smith and Jamie King

SYC members Doug Smith and Jamie King have returned from Rutland Water having achieved the accolade of Hurricane 5.9 Inland National Champions.  Sailing in at times gusty conditions Doug and Jamie fought off strong completion throughout the weekend of 16th and 17th May.  The pair held off the other 11 boats in a competition which was finally sealed when the then winning boat capsized in the final race of the series allowing the guys to slip into 1st place.

Consistently within the top 4 placings over the 2 day competition, achieving two 1st, two 2nd and two 4th gave the Champions a total score of 14, with the second crew managing 26.

The SYC Cat fleet is in awe of their achievement which is well deserved as we have witnessed weekend after weekend Doug and Jamie turning out at Starcross, slowly rising up the ranking and becoming a formidable duo, not only on the Exe, but now at National level.

Well done to you both and congratulations from all at Starcross YC – a credit to the club.



Kit for Clubs Voucher Scheme

Read on for a great deal...

SYC has just signed up to AS Watersports 'Kit for Clubs Voucher Scheme' and here's how it works;  every time you shop in AS Watersports, as a Starcross club member, YOU get a discount on your purchase AND the club gets a voucher!  For every £10 you spend, you will be given a voucher and when you are next in the clubhouse, just drop them into the voucher box. The club saves up the vouchers and can redeem them to get free kit for the club.

Neat isn't it?

As well as kayaks, canoes and all conceivable kayak kit, AS Watersports stock sailing gear too.... Visit the shop at Haven Road, Exeter - parking is close by and coffee shops to hand. Tel: 01392 219600

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:54

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Starcross Yacht Club has been awarded RYA Champion Club status
SYC has been awarded RYA Champion Club status

SYC is an RYA approved dinghy and powerboat training centre
SYC is an RYA approved dinghy and power boat training centre