Photo – Frostbite race 3 2017 – Interesting Maneuvers

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club prides itself on its active all-year racing programme. The Yacht Club is one of the hosts for the Sussex Regatta and hosts the Eastbourne Regatta each summer. We have a great racing fleet who compete year round, and enjoy the benefits of a great bar for the post race social.

Members also travel to support other Regattas and Races; for example Royal Escape, Round the Island, Cowes Week, Ramsgate Week, and more recently the Tour des Ports de la Manche.

Current Series: All boats welcome to join the Spring Series, 10:00 start every other Sunday
**Next Sunday Race: May 7th – Normal round the cans race**

**Wednesday Races now every wednesday – 19:00 start**

–Click the Notice Board for the latest news and updates–

  • Club Racing Notice Board


    • Crew for Racing – Rosie email:  mobile 07901705599 and Chris email:  Both are available for Wednesday evening racing – Rosie has experience of Solent racing – 40ft to Impalas and Chris Solent racing and has his own Contessa 26 at Haslar.  – Give them a call
    • Bates Wharf Buoy – currently off station due to recent storms, until further notice

    Racing Buoys Update 27/06/2017: 

    • New 2017 racing buoys charts for inshore and offshore marks now available: Race Buoys
      • Race committee have undergone the purchase of a new buoy.
      • MONARCH has now been dropped at:  50′ 46.040N 000’19.00E it is a fixed yellow can with light
      • Bates Wharf Buoy is a new buoy marked ‘BATES WHARF‘ on the sides and more visible than before
      • PLUMBASE is now back on station
      • Thanks to Premier Mariners for their continued support in the servicing of our buoys
    • Wednesday Evening Racing 2017 –  Every Wednesday evening.
    • Race Officers Spring and Wednesday Evenings List added to Duty Rotas
    • Gallery Page photos will be posted by series. New photos to be added soon for the Spring Series. 
    • Annual Signing on Sheet- ALL boats intending to race MUST complete the annual signing on sheet found on the Pages tab.
    • Eastbourne Regatta – August bank holiday 2017 Eastbourne Regatta and classic car show. 
      • A number of weekend regattas are being organised for SHYC sailors, please check our 2017 race calendar!








    ANNUAL SIGNING ON SHEET –All boats must complete



    Eastbourne 100 Amendment No 1


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  • Away Events – the big away events hosted by other clubs that our fleet are attending in 2017.

    Click on the logos below for organising websites

    Many of our yachts travel to attend large events hosted by other clubs. A big part of these events is the competitive racing they offer against a variety of boats. They’re also a great chance for us to enjoy social trips away and the obligatory boat parties.

    Below are some of the big events our crews are attending this year.

    The Ramsgate Week logo

    24th – 28th July

    Ramsgate Week is the Royal Temple Yacht Club annual regatta and is widely recognised as the friendly regatta and the alternative to Cowes Week.

    Our boats attending :  Temptation – Beneteau Figaro One; Twister – Beneteau First 31.7 & Eye Eye MG345

    A great week away organised by the Granville Yacht Club. A Tour of the Channel Ports, this event involves a day sail each day racing between the ports of Cherbourg, Dielette, Carteret, St Peter Port (Guernsey), St Helier (Jersey), and Granville. Each year visits the ports in a different order, taking in challenging navigation such as the Alderney Race, Cape de Barfleur and the strong tidal currents which surround the Channel Islands. Each night is great social event, with food and plenty  of drink organised by the Race Organisers.

    Our Boats looking at attending this year: White Rose – Elan 40; Saphena – Beneteau Oceanis 37; Incognito – Jeanneau Sunfast 32

    Event LogoISC Logo July 1st 2017

    This is a very popular event, 1 lap around the Isle of Wight, which most of our racing fleet and many cruisers attend every year. Notably one of our yachts – Manic – came first in their class in 2016!

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    Friday 28th April – Supported by many of our racing and cruising boats. This is a great social event with events ashore in Dieppe and an SHYC race home on the Sunday

    Royal Escape Master Logo 2017 with URL

    Friday 26th May – Supported by many of our racing and cruising boats. This is another great social event with events ashore in Dieppe and an SHYC race home on the Sunday

    This list is by no means exhaustive, some of our boats regularly attend regattas and events by RORC and JOG, as well double handed events and the Fastnet Race.

Our Sponsors

The racing section would like to say a BIG thank you to our generous Buoy and Series & Trophy Sponsors. Thank you:

Bates Wharf Southern
Premier Marinas