The Royal Torbay Yacht club offers a wide range of sailing opportunities in the South West with some of the finest cruising grounds in the country with comfortable sailing distance of Torquay.
The club has been a part of sailing and competitive racing in Torbay for over 150 years and hosted numerous National and International championships. Americas Cup trials and J Class racing featured in the 1930’s, the Coronation Regatta in 1937 with 292 entries and the sailing events of the 1948 Olympics have all contributed to the impressive sailing history of the club.
Today, racing remains at the heart of the club with regular club sailing on Wednesday evenings for all classes from April to September, Junior Training and Racing on Saturdays and racing for yachts and sportsboats on Sunday morning from April to December.
Our Coastal races organised in conjunction with other South Devon clubs and the ever popular Offshore Week for yachts, usually in July includes races to the Channel Islands and then to ports in Brittany and Normandy.
The RTYC is also the organiser of the 620-mile Yachting Monthly Triangle Race from Torquay to Kinsale in Ireland, toTreguier in Brittany and back to Torquay. This popular two handed race for cruisers takes place over 12 days allowing for two or three days in each stopover. As well as being a great challenge as an event, there is always a great social atmosphere in port.