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

  • On-Demand Heating Control

    On-Demand Heating Control

    Starcross Yacht Club has signed up to the RYA Green Blue scheme which encourages water sport clubs to protect their environment and therefore enjoy more their chosen water sport area.Eight
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  • A busy start line as another race gets under way

    A near-perfect day for the SYC Laser Open

    What a great day we had for this year's Laser open meeting, held on 1st September: grey skies clearing to beautiful blue, with a wind, force 2-3, blowing almost straight
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  • Starstock Festival 2018

    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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  • Day Sailors - a Reminder

    Easily forgotten as you hoist the main for a jaunt to the Exmouth beach café or an afternoon's downriver spinnaker practice with your crew - but did you sign out on
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  • RYA Green Blue Initiative

    RYA Green Blue - SYC now joined up! SYC will be more 'green' and eco-friendly, in part, helping to ensure our 'blue' on which we love to spend our leisure time
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  • Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller, 2018

    Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller, 2018

    Starcross Yacht Club was host to home and visiting Merlin Rocket sailors on the weekend of the 21/22 April, 2018 with a total of 26 boats entering. Mixed weather with
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  • Starcross Steamer 2018

    Starcross Steamer 2018

    The twenty-eighth Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer was held on Sunday February 25th . This was the second race of the three race South West Series and the seventh in
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  • Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution

    Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution

    On Thursday 9th November, SYC hosted an excellent presentation by Graham Nye – Station Manager and Hugh De Souza, - watchkeeper at Exmouth NCI, explaining the role of the NCI and why
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  • Annual RNLI Pursuit Race

    Intrepid sailors were defeated by the conditions at our annual RNLI Pursuit Race on Sunday November 12th! Despite a forecast of strong winds a good number of sailors turned up
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