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

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  • A busy start line as another race gets under way

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    Starstock Festival 2018

    Starstock 2 was bigger (and drier) than last year’s event. No rain, more music and a bigger crowd but otherwise a formula that seemed to keep 250 members and guests
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  • Winter Membership

    Winter Membership

    Starcross YC offers temporary winter membership from 1st October to 30 March to all members of RYA affiliated clubs. The membership fee of £85 includes membership for helm and crew
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    We're now taking bookings for our autumn/winter courses. Places are limited so reserve your place now for: RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate - Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 October 2018 - £75
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