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Welcome to Sunderland Yacht Club

If you want to learn to sail, improve your racing, cruise the beautiful North East coastline or enjoy a drink with unrivaled sea-views, SYC offers everything you need and a warm welcome.

We are a friendly, family orientated club offering a warm welcome to anyone with an interest in sailing. Whether you are a beginner, looking for RYA training or seeking the competitive thrill of racing, we offer everything you need.

Our prime location makes us ideal for many water sports, we have active cruisers and racers in both dinghies and keel-boats as well as paddle-boarders and kayaks joining to enjoy the club’s facilities.

For those not too sure about their sea legs yet we offer social membership which allows you to enjoy our bar and galley facilities in beautiful surroundings.

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Latest news

Get ready for the Roker Regatta 2022

The next event on the horizon at Sunderland is Roker Regatta on the weekend 9th & 10th of July. Two races are planned for Saturday afternoon and 3 races are planned for Sunday. There will be 3 classes, classes 1 & 2 will be for those boats wishing to use a spinnaker and class 3 will be for a non-spinnaker i.e., white sail. In recognition of the fact that some of the More »

Published 16:00 on 30 Jun 2022

North East and Yorkshire Youth Travelers Series.

Over the 25 th and 26 th of June, the club hosted 28 entries for the NEYYTS. Young sailors from around the region compete over the year in several events which count towards the series. They were treated to some testing conditions over the 2 days. Four Sunderland junior members represented the club over the 2 days showing some real grit and determination in their sailing, hopefully, next year we will see even more. Across More »

Published 15:49 on 30 Jun 2022

Jubilee Weekend Sailing

Sailing Away for the Jubilee The weekend saw something a bit different at the club to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Saturday was our all-classes pursuit race which allowed dinghies and cruisers of all shapes and sizes to compete together on the same racetrack. The race management team of Kev and Helen did a sterling job managing the start times, radios transmissions, requests for timings from boats on the water, More »

Published 20:32 on 6 Jun 2022

Rudolph Regatta

The 11th December saw the inaugural Rudolph Regatta. This is an opportunity for newer members of the dinghy fleet to run an event, to demonstrate the skills they've learnt thanks to the dedicated and experienced members of the club who put so much in to coaching and improving the fleet. The Rudolph Race Management team had a great day running their first Regatta and would like to thank SYC members for their encouragement and guidance More »

Published 19:30 on 25 Dec 2021

Upcoming events

Aug 17

17:00 - Vaux 6

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
August 19-21

World Series Triathlon

No club access due to Triathlon World Series
Aug 23

Race training

Informal race training before club racing. Come down early
Aug 23

19:00 - Tuesday racing featuring coffe…

Tuesday night racing now features coffee and cake! Race
Aug 24

17:00 - Vaux 7

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
August 27-28

Must Skiff Open Meeting

SYC Must Skiff open 2022
Aug 28

10:30 - Long Sun Series 4

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
Aug 30

19:00 - Tuesday racing featuring coffe…

Tuesday night racing now features coffee and cake! Race
Aug 31

18:45 - Dark Wed 1

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
Sep 3

Roker Dinghy Regatta 2022

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
Sep 4

Roker Dinghy Regatta 2022

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
Sep 4

Go Tri @ Sunderland Yacht Club

Swim Bike Run - Have a go at a triathlon
Sep 6

19:00 - Tuesday racing featuring coffe…

Tuesday night racing now features coffee and cake! Race
Sep 7

18:45 - Dark Wed 2

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
Sep 11

10:30 - Autumn Series 1

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme

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