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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

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

Return of the Musto Skiffs

We had a great time hosting the Musto Skiff Class in the summer and this weekend they are back for an open event. Racing will take place in Whitburn Bay on 23 rd and 24 th October. Look out for them and their colourful spinnakers this weekend. It promises to be a great weekend's racing at SYC. More »

Published 19:06 on 19 Oct 2021

UKLA Autumn ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 Qualifier Event

Sunderland Yacht Club was pleased to welcome back the UKLA Laser fleet on 25th and 26th September for the UKLA Autumn ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 Qualifier event. The weekend delivered some excellent racing with over 70 boats participating. Well done to all the sailors, we hope you enjoyed your trip to SYC and many thanks to our SYC volunteers for running a great event! More »

Published 18:58 on 19 Oct 2021

Musto Skiff National Championships 2021

Sunderland Yacht Club is pleased to extend a warm welcome to the Musto Skiff Class for the 2021 UK MUSTO Skiff National Championships Thursday 29th July to Sunday 1st August 2021. The club has a long history with the Skiff class and we are very much looking forward to hosting the event and welcoming them back to our club. Racing of the 60+ strong fleet will take place in Whitburn Bay over the 4 More »

Published 12:34 on 28 Jul 2021

Upcoming events

May 18

19:00 - Wed Series 5

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
May 21

10:00 - Saturday Morning Dinghies

Social sailing session with the possibility of some coaching and training
May 21

12:55 - Saturday Early Series

Saturday Early Series Race 9 & 10 First
May 22

10:30 - Early Bird Series 3

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
May 22

14:00 - PSA Series 3

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
May 24

18:55 - Tuesday Night Dinghy Series

Tuesday night dinghy racing. Warning signal not before 6:55pm
May 25

19:00 - Wed Series 6

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
May 28

10:00 - Saturday Morning Dinghies

Social sailing session with the possibility of some coaching and training
May 28

12:55 - Saturday Early Series

Saturday Early Series Race 11 & 12 First
May 29

10:30 - Long Sun Series 1

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
May 31

18:55 - Tuesday Night Dinghy Series

Tuesday night dinghy racing. Warning signal not before 6:55pm
Jun 1

19:00 - Wed Series 7

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme
June 4-5

Jubilee Weekend Regatta Provisional

Jubilee Weekend Regatta
Jun 4

17:19 - Dinghy / Cruiser Pursuit Race

High Water: 6:56 (correct to local time, courtesy of Port
Jun 5

14:00 - Cruiser Race White Sail Regatt…

Part of the 2022 SYC cruiser racing programme

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