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.
Congratulations to the 5 new and existing members on the level one course over the bank holiday weekend. Everyone came on leaps and bounds in confidence and competence and Steve and I really enjoyed teaching the course. Teaching the entire course outside was a throwback to my years teaching abroad, without the temperatures to match, but the smiles and screams of delight were worth it. If you were on the course make sure you get More »
Published 20:46 on 6 May 2021
Many thanks to all those who played a part in making lift-in a safe and successful day. An awful lot of work went on behind the scenes before the day and continued on all through the day. It was a relief to many, to see boats start moving just over 12 months after we first locked down. Here's to a safe, healthy and hopefully more positive year. More »
Published 19:54 on 1 May 2021
A great re-start to the dinghy sailing at the club. Fantastic to see everyone out safely, some great practice races ready for the start of the upcoming race series - I hope there are some sailing watches on order ready for the start sequences!! Remember racing starts on Saturday 8th May keelboat programme starts Wednesday 5th May. Good luck and happy sailing. More »
Published 19:00 on 1 May 2021
Over the winter our beach profile has changed somewhat and we now have a lot more exposed rock. As you can see from the photo there is a strip of sand suitable for launching from. There is a large sandbank just below the rocks which over time will hopefully wash back in and cover the rock but until then if you are launching dinghies you need to be aware that when you get out it More »
Published 09:56 on 1 Apr 2021