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Starcross Yacht Club

Open Day - Try Sailing at SYC

SYC is taking part in the RYA's "Push The Boat Out" national event on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May. Throughout the day there will be sailing and a lunchtime BBQ. If you have come to this site to book your free" have-a-go" session or would simply like to see what we can offer, then please read on.

Push The Boat Out Poster If you are thinking about coming along to try sailing, then this is what you need to know:-

  • You need to book a place (see below) with one of our experienced helms.. Places are limited so we suggest you book early to avoid disappointment. If you can, then please come for the day to enjoy the atmosphere and the stunning location.
  • Be sure to arrive at least 45 minutes before the time you booked for your sailing session and then register in the clubhouse.
  • The club's galley will be open from 9:30 am. for drinks and snacks until mid day and there will be a barbecue from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
  • Clothing
    • You may well get wet!  Hot showers are available so bring a towel as well as a change of clothes and shoes.
    • If you have a wetsuit or a drysuit then that would be ideal but not essential and if you have neither then bring some old clothes a windproof jacket, and soft shoes are best. (Synthetics are warmer than cotton if you get wet.)
    • We will provide you with a buoyancy aid so that you will feel totally safe.

Interested in giving sailing a try? Then click here to book a place.  Someone from Starcross Yacht Club will then get in contact to discuss the details and we look forward to seeing you.

If you have any questions contact:-

Nigel Howe on 07774 956188 or via email using this form.

If you are reading this as an S.Y.C. member then please click here to find out what's on and how you can get involved.

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 April 2015 17:23

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 18:32

Starcross Steamer 2015 - Photos

Richard Fryer took some great photos of the 2015 Starcross Steamer pursuit race. See them here.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 March 2015 17:57

SYC 2015 Programme - iCalendar download

iCalendar format files containing details of the SYC programme for 2015-16 are now available. These provide the ability to dowload details of SYC events into the calendar software on your PC, Mac or mobile device (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird, Google, Apple Calendar, etc). Click Read More and follow instructions on that page...

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 17:35

Some photos courtesy of


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