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,

Training with SFCC

SFCC is commited to improving our members knowledge. We are a certified RYA Training Centre.

Courses run annually and provide the following; Day Skipper, Yachtmaster, Essential Navigation, VHF, First Aid, Diesel Engine, and Powerboat 1 & 2.

You might like to contact our training coordinator Dan Tucker if you’re interested in any of our courses. Please e-mail to training@starcross-fcc.co.uk

The off season months also provide us with the time for Friday Forums. Here we invite guest speakers to come along to inform and entertain us with the things they do, or are involved with. We try to provide a wide range of interesting topics.

2024 RYA Course Dates:

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship – – Two Day Course – £100 per person

– Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January 2024

RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
– One Day Course – £70 per person

– Sunday 11th February 2024

RYA Day Skipper Theory
– Six Day Course – £275 per person

– Sat 24th / Sun 25th February 2024 & Sat 9th / Sun 10th March 2024 & Sat 23rd / Sun 24th March 2024

RYA SRC (VHF) Marine Radio

– One Day Course – £70

 (+£70 exam fee) 
per person

– Saturday 16th March 2024


RYA First Aid – 

– One Day Course – £70
 per person

– Sunday 17th March 2024


All courses include a relevant manual and full instruction from experienced RYA Instructors.

Dan Tucker
Training Coordinator
RYA Centre Principal & Chief Instructor

0779 2885161

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

Club Bar Summer Opening Times

Our Members bar is open every evening other than Monday & Wednesday.

Tuesdays 8pm – 11pm
Thurs & Friday 7pm – 11pm

Saturday Cooking 7pm – 11pm
No Saturday Cooking 7.30 -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