About Us

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club is celebrating its 20th Anniversary during 2017 and prides itself on being an active, all-year round club with one of the best clubhouses on the south coast.

Formed by a small band of enthusiasts in 1997, the club has grown consistently each year and we now have over 500 members.

Our bright, modern clubhouse, which we opened in 2006, is the base for our active racing, cruising and social programmes, and we enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year. Located at the eastern end of Eastbourne’s famous promenade, Sovereign Harbour is rapidly becoming the largest and one of the most stunning marinas in northern Europe. Excellent visitor facilities, berthing for nearly 1,000 boats and 24/7 access make Sovereign Harbour a favourite port of call for yachtsmen. Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club extends a warm welcome to visitors from the UK and the continent alike.

The clubhouse is open on Tuesday to Thursday 1700hrs to 2300hrs, Friday and Saturday 1200hrs to 2300 and Sunday from 1200hrs to 1800hrs. The Club has an excellent galley and our chef provides a quality menu at very reasonable prices.

The top floor of the Club, you will find our Function Room called the Royal Sovereign Suite, it  is available for private functions and corporate events, and we have hosted many events for a variety of prestigious clients.

Today, SHYC is a thriving yacht club. Our smart new clubhouse, one of the best facilities on the south coast, serves the needs of our expanding membership as well as providing a much-needed focus for social functions in the marina. This is a marvellous asset for all our members, achieved in such a short club history.

With air-conditioned bars, large picture windows and extensive sunny balconies on both the first and second floors, the clubhouse provides fantastic views over the North Harbour and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the marina.

The contemporary design provides four floors comprising:

  • Lower ground floor – Dive Club facilities
  • Ground floor – main entrance and changing facilities
  • 1st floor – Club Room and bar incorporating The Chart Room
  • 2nd floor – main function suite and toilets

We are proud of our clubhouse and prouder still of our reputation as a thriving, active and friendly yacht club.


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