Swansea Yacht and Sub-Aqua Club is located on the river Tawe close to the entrance to Swansea Marina. We have a clubhouse, marina, boat yard and fully equipped diving club building. Our club members include Yachtsmen (Cruising and Racing), Motor Boat users, Rowers, Anglers, Divers and social members.
The club marina is home to approximately 200 members boats with an adjoining boat yard and lift.
SYSAC is a members club but visitors will be most warmly welcomed into our clubhouse for a drink and and a meal.
Racing your sailing boat is a great way to spend time on the water. We have a race planned for most weekends during the spring summer and autumn and everyone is welcome to join us. Most races take place in Swansea Bay, we race around the navigation marks and around a few laid marks. The races usually last for about an hour and a half to 2 hours. We also organise weekends away when we race to Padstow, Cardiff, Lundy and other places in the Bristol Chanel.
You don’t need a racing yacht to join in, but a few crew are useful. We score our races using 2 scoring systems; the IRC system for the more serious racers, and the NHC system which includes all cruisers. The IRC system is a rating system for the type of boat. The NHC is a handicap system based on your results.
If you are very new to sailing and would like to crew on one of the boats racing regularly, you will be very welcome. Alternatively if you are just new to the idea of racing and would like an experienced crew member to come out with you for a couple of times, this can be arranged. Please get in touch with Hilary Davies email: email@example.com or speak to any of the people who race.
We generally go out on the locks an hour before the race start time. To notify the race officer that you would like to join in the race call Foxtrot on channel 37. (This may be P1 or M1 on your VHF radio).
We have great fun and take great care of our boats.