Catch up on all the latest news, views and case studies from Suffolk Yacht Harbour with our bi-annual magazine Harbour Light.

SYH managing director Jonathan Dyke’s introduction to the spring 2019 issue of Harbour Light:

Despite the contrasting weather conditions this summer, it’s been encouraging to see many of you making the most of any opportunity to get out on the water.

SYH has been buzzing with people racing, cruising and tinkering on their boats. It hasn’t just been experienced yacht owners; onsite business East Anglian Sea School has had a revolving door of youngsters eager to learn to sail. SYH is committed to supporting the next generation of sailors and securing longevity for our sport by providing easy access to an active lifestyle on the water.

Racing is a theme running throughout this issue of Harbour Light. The SYH workshop has been busy with classic and GRP yachts being renovated or repaired ahead of the regatta season. At the annual SYH Classic Regatta, a fleet of over 30 yachts enjoyed champagne sailing in the Orwelland Stour estuaries and Dovercourt Bay (full report on page 5). Further afield, SYH-based yachts have triumphed in south coast regattas; read on for details.

Our onsite businesses have played crucial roles in servicing and fitting out a portfolio of racing yachts. Many of the teams enjoy racing and cruising themselves, which brings an extra layer of expertise when they come to advise on your project. John Parker discusses the value that an understanding of sailing brings to the customer experience at OneSails (see page 9).

On page 4, we take a closer look at the environmental initiatives underway at SYH. Many people aren’t aware SYH was the first UK marina to install water source pump heating. This clever system extracts heat from the water in the marina to heat our buildings without using any fossil fuels.

As this issue of Harbour Light goes to press, SYH and six of the onsite businesses will be exhibiting at Southampton Boat Show. Experts from across SYH and the fields of sailmaking, rigging, electronics, stainless steel fabrication, classic boats and sail training will be on stand J222. With so many marine specialists on one stand, visitors will be able to have multiple queries answered in one place.

If you can’t make it to the show but you are interested in talking to any of the team, the SYH Open Weekend on 26th – 27th October is an ideal opportunity to find out more about the services, facilities and expertise available at the harbour.

Best wishes,