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

  • Welcome back, Thalmia (and Derek)!

    Welcome back, Thalmia (and Derek)!

    More punctual than a GWR train, Derek Hathaway at the helm of Thalmia crossed the SYC finishing line just at his published ETA of 17:30 on 25 July, at the
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  • SYC Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open Meeting, June 2021

    SYC Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open Meeting, June 2021

    The 2021 SYC Merlin Rocket Open Meeting on 19-20 June drew a strong field of competitors from both the South West and as far away as the Solent, Sussex and
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  • External Car Park Resurfacing complete

    External Car Park Resurfacing complete

    The external car park has now been resurfaced and the boundaries tidied. Puddles and potholes are a thing of the past. The Club thanks members for their patience over the
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  • Starcross YC Junior Regatta 2021

    The Dates . . . Saturday 14th August (first start 10.30) to Tuesday 17th August The Competitors . . . All children with birthdates between 1/4/13 and 31/8/03 (ie 8-18 years), sailing a boat of PY
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  • Simple guide to the NHS COVID-19 App

    We are legally required to keep a record of all visitors to the SYC site. (See also Starcross YC COVID-19 Secure Policy.)If you haven't signed on for racing, Free Sailing
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  • New Members Always Welcome!

    New Members Always Welcome!

    SYC always welcomes new members and you don’t necessarily need to already have - or even buy - your own boat. For more experienced sailors, the club maintains a small, varied fleet
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  • Disposal of used Car Tyres

    Disposal of used Car Tyres

    At SYC we have approximately 400 end-of-life tyres supporting our watercraft in one way or another. The advantage has been that they are normally free to anyone who wants them.
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  • So much Space!

    The work party today cleared a large amount of debris, and parked trolleys and trailers in a more orderly manner to free up parking spaces. Your browser does not support
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