Welcome To Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club


A warm welcome to all fishermen, and women. SFCC fishing section caters for members, chiefly in boats, wishing to fish our local waters of Lyme Bay and South Devon areas.

Welcome to the cruising section of The Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club. We like to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy cruising in our beautiful local waters, and extended areas.

The Club organises a series of events throughout the year, ranging from Speciality Meals, Discos, BBQ’s, Bar Draws and impromptu ‘get togethers’, Annual Gala Night and Festive celebrations,

Here at SFCC we welcome new members to our club who are active in water based activities across the spectrum of boating pursuits. We regret that we are unable to provide purely social membership.

SFCC is committed to member training and is a certified RYA Training Centre. Courses run include; Day Skipper, Yachtmaster, Essential Navigation, VHF, First Aid, Diesel Engine, and Powerboat 1 & 2.

The club offers a range of 24/7 facilities to it’s members based around the historic Brunel Tower that dominates the shoreline at Starcross on the western side of the River Exe Estuary,

Cruising with SFCC

Welcome to the cruising section of The Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club. Please join us cruising with our well established friendly riverside club. We like to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy cruising in our beautiful local waters, and extended areas.

To help people achieve this and to enjoy the camaraderie of cruising in company we run a cruising schedule.

We believe that cruising in company, apart from adding to the experience, can offer friendly reasurance, and peace of mind, where needed.

Many of our club cruises go to familiar ports such as Torquay, Babbacombe, Brixham or Dartmouth, but for those of you who would like to be more adventurous, we may also cruise towards Lyme Regis, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the Channel Islands and the Brittany Coast. Each published cruise offers a named lead, for member contact.

We do welcome visiting cruisers, as well as other local clubs / boating folk, in joining us at any time. We have a club visitors mooring available for a minimum charge. The location is in deeper water and is suitable for vessels up to 10m long. Whilst fluctuations in the depth will occur, it was 3m at MLWS in 2016, The GPS co-ordinates are;
N 50 37.390 W 003 26.489

You may use this facility as a visitor, though the club is unable to accept any liability whilst you are there.

For further information please feel free to contact me in the following ways:
E-mail: Nigel sfcc-sec@outlook.com     Neil neil@neilewins.com


Cruising Award Winners for the 2022 Season

Yandle Trophy – Offshore Cruiser Racing.

Andy Wright, “Gilkin” Sigma 38. SW Peaks Race – 2/8.

Seamanship Trophy – For Demonstating Good Seamanship.

Kevin Brown Martin, “Delphi” Southerly 32. Attending to a French yacht needing a tow in Chenal de l’Île-de-Batz (nr. Roscoff).

Rowe Shackle Cup – Best Kept Log.

Andy Wright, “Gilkin”. Neat, tidy, and readable log.

Langdon Long Distance Trophy – Longest Cruise.

Kevin Brown Martin, “Delphi”. Exmouth-Channel Islands-North/South

Brittany-Falmouth-Exmouth. 939 miles.

West Exe Trophy – Awarded this year for exceptional training result.

Anne-Marie James. 100% SRC VHF exam assessment.

Gale Cruising Shield – Notable Cruise in a Boat <36′.

Kevin Brown Martin, “Delphi”. Mylor-Weymouth-Mylor. 208 miles.

Harris Trophy – Most Miles Logged in 7 Days.

Andy Wright, “Gilkin”. Plymouth-Guernsey-Plymouth. 180 nm.

Shapter Cruising Trophy – Most Miles Logged in One Season.

Neil Ewins, “Sea Pigeon”. 1,425 miles.

The Piney Trophy – For a First Channel Crossing.
Paul & Becky LeMilliere, “Lively Lady”.

+ Terry Riddler & Linda House, “Popoff”.

Tomlinson Trophy – Saving Life at Sea.

SFCC Barman Henry McIlroy. Two person rescue in the Exe Estuary.

Blue Boy Trophy – Achievement by a Newcomer.

Dan Tucker. For personal training and practical qualifications.

24 Hour Run Trophy – Furthest Distance in 24 Hours.

Kevin Brown Martin, “Delphi”. Roscoff-Falmouth. 98.4 miles.

The Sampson Cup – Personal Cruising Achievement.

Anne-Marie James, “Rachel Louise”. For her interests in training and improving her boating experiences.

The Future Cruising Award (new) – Promising Younger Member.
Henry Boon. For enjoying himself so much on his Dad’s boat, and especially the rather uncomfortable Sharpham Small Boat Cruise.

Cruising Award Winners for the 2022 Season

Future Social Events

SFCC Christmas Party

SFCC Christmas Party

Places are booking up fast – don’t miss out on a great meal by Claire from the Atmospheric. Add your name to the list on the club noticeboard with your menu choice!

What’s Coming Up At SFCC

Future SFCC Events

Saturday 9th December – Christmas Dinner

Saturday 16th December – Christmas Draw

Sunday 31st December – New Years Eve Party

Friday Forums

Sharing expertise and experience amongst members

At SFCC we are friendly and informal. We also know that if you’re new to boating it’s often helpful to learn from people who are a bit more experienced. That’s why we hold Friday Forums throughout the winter (when we aren’t using our boats) to learn new methods or just hear a talk about an interesting topic.

The ‘closed season’ winter / spring programme of events for 2023, organised by Steve Cowell our Fishing Secretary, is now complete.

More dates to be confirmed soon.

Any enquiries or suggestions for future forums should be directed to: forum.sfcc@gmail.com

SFCC Newsletter

SFCC hours

Our Members bar is open each evening other than Mon & Wed.

Tues 8pm – 11pm, Thurs & Fri 7.30pm – 11pm, Saturdays 6.30pm – 11pm, Sundays 6pm – 9pm


Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club, Brunel Tower, The Strand, Starcross, Devon, EX68PR
Pontoon Location:
GPS: 50°37’.656N / 003°26’.731W
W3W: obey.marathons.intelligible
North Mooring PC741 location:
GPS: 50°37’.674N / 003°26’.621W
W3W: forum.marathons.rush
South Mooring PC648 location:
GPS: 50°37’.389N / 003°26’.484W
W3W: punks.tutored.nicer


01626 891996