Cruising Calendar


All dates are those planned but every boat is free to arrive and depart before or after the dates, as they wish.  Both Power and Sail boats and welcome on all the cruises.  All trips will of course be dependent upon the weather. Other trips may be added during the year.

Due to the Coronavirus situation at the moment, the Cruising programme has been suspended for the time being. As soon as the situation shows signs of improvement we will notify you of the revised Cruising programme.


Shakedown Cruise to Brighton

Saturday 11th April        Sail to Brighton

Saturday 11th April        Party in Brighton

Sunday 12th April           Sail back to Eastbourne

I’m afraid to have to announce that this event has been cancelled this year.


Dieppe Dash support – details to follow, but this is an opportunity to join the ‘Dash’ as a cruiser and participate in the social fun

Friday 8th May               Sail to Dieppe

Saturday 9th May          Party in Dieppe

Sunday 10th May           Return to Eastbourne

I’m afraid to have to announce that this event has been cancelled this year.


Visit by The Le Treport Sailing Clubs

Thursday 21st May       Le Treport members sail to Eastbourne

Friday 22nd May           Reception and lunch for Le Treport members

Saturday 23rd May       Our Yacht Club hosts Le Treport members for dinner

Sunday 24th May          Le Treport Members sail back to France


Royal Escape support – details to follow, but this is another opportunity to follow the racers and join in the fun of the Royal Escape

Friday 22nd May            Sail to Fecamp

Saturday 23rd May        Party at Fecamp

Sunday 24th May           Sail back to Eastbourne

I’m afraid to have to announce that this event has been cancelled this year.


Two Week Summer Cruise – West Country

Friday 12th June            Depart

Saturday 28th June       Return

Like all our cruises, our annual fortnight cruise is open to both sailing and powerboats and this year we are aiming to go to the West Country.  How far we get will be down to the weather, but in the past, we have made Falmouth comfortably.  This year some of our members are thinking of going to the Scilly Islands.  We hope for good sailing weather, and we know there will be lots of social activities!


Weekend Cruise to St Valery-en- Caux

Friday 17th July             Sail to St Valerie

Saturday 18th July        Day in St Valerie and pontoon party at cocktail hour

Sunday 19th July           Sail back to Eastbourne


Weekend Cruise to Boulogne

Friday 31st July           Sail to Boulogne

Saturday 1st August    Day in Boulogne

Sunday 2nd                   Return to Eastbourne


Eastbourne Airbourne

Thursday 13 August – Sunday 16 August

One of the towns biggest events is always great fun to watch from the sea. Take some friends out on your boat for the event then come and party in the Club on the Friday or Saturday night and enjoy the entertainment.


SHYC Regatta Weekend

Saturday 29th August to Monday 31st August

This is our Flagship event where we have the opportunity to open our Club up to the public to show them what we have to offer. We combine great yacht racing with onshore entertainment and activities in the harbour.


Commodores sail past

Saturday 5th September – late afternoon

Dress your boat up and join other members as we sail around the harbour and salute the Commodore. Afterwards join in the big party in the Club.


Visit to Le Treport

These are provisional dates and will be confirmed once the Le Treport harbour master has given his approval.

Friday 11th September            Sail to Le Treport

Saturday 12th September       We will be entertained by the Le Treport yacht clubs

Sunday 13th September          Return to Eastbourne

This is an excellent weekend when we are entertained by our friends at the Le Treport yacht clubs.  It’s always a weekend not to be missed.  Several members opt to extend the trip by spending a couple of extra nights in Dieppe.


Trafalgar Dinner

Saturday, 17th October

Join your friends, crew and others members for this traditional Black Tie Event that celecrates the life, sucesses and victories of our national hero, Lord Nelson.  Held in The Royal Sovereign Suite, this is one of the Club’s traditional formal evenings, and is very popular.


Laying Up Supper

Saturday, 28th November

Another popular Black Tie dinner, this evening represents the end of another yachting season.  There are stories, presentations and prizes prompting great memories of yet another (hopefully) successful season on the water!