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2017 dates for your Diary

Booking for all SYC Events
2016 Programme can be downloaded here

Cadet Week - 24th to 28th July 2017

RNLI Regatta 6th August 2017
(Open Meetings for Dinghies and Yachts)

Kippford Week - 7th to 11th August 2017
Check your Dutyman duty dates here...

Laying up Supper
17th September 2016 1900 for 1930

N12 GUL Open
17/18th September 2016
Notice Of Race

Cadet Captain Appointments

I am delighted and proud to announce the appointment of Cadet Captains (girls) for 2016:-

Philippa Howie has been appointed Senior Cadet Captain (girls)
Emily Biggar has been appointed Junior Cadet Captain (girls)
Hannah Davison has been appointed a Deputy Cadet Captain

All the girls have shown outstanding commitment to SYC and have all the sailing and personal qualities necessary to succeed in the role.

The girls will now join Zak Holland (Senior Cadet Captain boys) to help deliver a superb season of fun and learning at SYC.

Please join me in congratulating them and to wish them every success in the coming year.

Willie Patterson

(Cadet Officer)

Solway Yacht Club PR Officer Vacancy

The SYC is currently looking for someone who can join the management team to focus on promoting the club to the media, members and general public. The ideal candidate will be a student or graduate in a media related subject (journalism, media studies, web design, PR etc.) looking to get some hands-on experience for their CV whilst giving something back to the club. Your duties will include:

  • Official club photographer (waterproof camera provided)
  • Press release authoring (every 2 weeks plus cadet week and Kippford Week)
  • Web site design and maintenance (training given if required)
  • Posting to social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc.)
  • Press invitations and media liaison

This position is open to all members and benefits from a club honorarium in line with other key admin posts (Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Secretary, Bosun). If you are interested send us an example of your work on media of your choice and a note explaining why you are right for the job to


Images courtesy of Lindsay Tosh


Once again, the club will be running a variety of activities during the day during Cadet Week. We are going to build on last year's successful addition of Les Kepis Blancs while keeping the traditional racing and training fleets. There will be something for every standard of sailor from complete novice to hotshot racer.
The fleets will be:
* RYA Training
* Les Kepis Blancs
* Les Kepis Bleus
* Racing
The idea is that novices start with the RYA training and progress towards the racing with an option to divert into 'big boat' cruising instead.
Full details of what's available are here.

To enter go to Web Collect

Cadet Week 2015

The White Caps Race Development Group

Pippa Benson has kindly produced a 5 minute video of Cadet Week promoting the White Caps Race development Group

view here

HiTide at SYC 26th Jan 16

Photo by Lynn Watt (via Facebook)

(All appears in order however)

Annual Subscriptions - 2016

You should have received an email circular with forms attached from John Clark but if you have inadvertantly deleted it, here are the details and forms again.

It's the year end again and time to be thinking your subscriptions for 2016!

Payment is due on the 1st January 2016.There has been no rise in subscriptions for 2016 and only a modest rise of 2% on boat parking and storage charges.

In addition to your subscriptions and boat storage/parking, we would also request that anyone who sails a boat at Kippford, whether kept on the pier or trailed and launched, fills in a boat record. Simply select "boat record only" (a zero cost item) from the Web Collect menu and fill in the short form. If everyone does this we all know which boat belongs to who and also you all get the boat and trailer stickers due to you! Please also fill in a boat record form for yacht tenders.

Note that you are required to give your insurance details on the Boat Record Form.

Link to Web Collect Log in page

For anyone who has difficulty coping with Web Collect and wish to print the forms and post off with a cheque or do a bank transfer, then renewal forms and boat record forms are here.

Membership Renewal Form - full instructions on the form

Boat Record Form - full instructions on the form.

The SYC Year 2015

A slide presentation by our Commodore Jim Holland

Click mouse to move through it.

For All Race Results 2015, Photos and more...

Go to Dinghy Sailing page

Whitehaven Marina - Sealock Closure for Annual Maintenance between Monday 22nd February and Monday 7th March 2016 - for full details see Cruiser Page .

Members Beware - we have had thieves on the SYC Pier

An outboard engine has been stolen from fishing boat Uhuru, a white power boat parked on the SYC Pier during the past 6 weeks. (posted on 3 Jan 16).

For full details see News Archive

Removal of Two Wind Turbines from Robin Rigg - for full details see Cruiser page
SYC AGM held at the clubhouse at 2.00pm on Saturday 14th of November 15 - See News Archive


News for January 16

RYA In Brief - January 16

The Kippford Association

Now have an interesting web site at

well worth viewing from time to time.

View details »

Weather and Tides

Met Office - Inshore Forecast

Detailed Kippford Forecast

Swell forecast for Solway

(Select the 'Chart Tab' below the map for more and use your curser on each chart for even more detail)

Tidal Predictions at Hestan for next 7 days

Warning: - Make sure that you Adjust the chart time axis 1 hour (top Rt) to show in BST.

Full Tide Tables are available in the Members' Area - publication restrictions prohibit displaying them here.

Forthcoming Events

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Flying Fifteen Scottish Championships 4th - 5th June 2016

We are delighted that our Club has been selected to host the above championship this year. A dedicated web page has been posted and is the focal point for all information about the competition, entering etc. It will regularly updated as things progress.

Members' Sales and Wants

For Sale - see more details

Various chandlery items.

For Sale - Tara Westerly Fulmar 32' - £24,500

For Sale - Hunter Horizon 21 - Sail Number 38 - Offers invited.

Yacht Tender £100

Mirror £250

If you want to advertise - contact with details.

Club Technology

Don't forget our Web Site

If you have any interesting photographs, news or comments I would be most grateful for them - your efforts will be acknowledged.

Just Email them to Web Sec

Free Members' WiFi at Clubhouse

The committee has decided to offer free WiFi to all members at the Club House.

The WiFi key required to join the network can be found on the members' area of the website or can be obtained from a committee member on request. We hope you will find the useful for checking your e-mail, news and weather forecasts whilst waiting for the tide!

Members' Only Area

Here is an easy guide to registering

The Members' Area contains Club Access Codes, Current Club Handbook, Committee Minutes, the Club's Constitution and other member only information, which arises from time to time.


All Downloads on this site are in Acrobat "pdf" format ... you can download the latest version of Acrobat Reader free

SYC Facebook Page

The Club's own SYC Facebook Group page is at

Come an join and post your comments, pictures, videos etc. for others to see.

Easily keep up with what's going on at SYC events!

This is a closed group, so please apply and you will be approved as soon as possible!

Note: - For the more cautious - joining Facebook is your choice - any notable information posted on it, will be copied to this site.