The Royal Torbay Yacht Club offers some of the most extensive, competitive and well managed club racing to be found in the South West. The club has a strong racing focus and is keen to attract new sailors and boats to join our regular racing programme running from April through to New Year’s Day.

We offer a range of racing IRC Yachts, Cruisers, Sportsboats, SB20s, PY Dinghies and Junior Classes. There are many opportunities to get out on the water and go racing with many boats always looking to encourage new crew. The club continually seeks to develop its existing classes and introduce new classes where they complement existing fleets.

The popular WEDNESDAY EVENING series for all classes continues in the same format with 24 races over 4 series plus a Crews Race (June 24th) scheduled.

NEW THIS YEAR FOR PY DINGHIES - all weekend racing will take place on Sunday mornings and by joining up with Paignton Sailing Club everyone can look forward to keen competitive racing and in greater numbers. There are six series with each club running two series and two series shared, full details can be found in the sailing programme. A total of 66 races are scheduled with both combined and individual club results being produced for each series.

It is intended that PY Dinghy racing will take place in the bay equidistance from both harbours whenever possible and conditions permitting. An RTYC club rib will accompany dinghies where races are organised by Paignton Sailing Club. All combined racing will be governed by the respective clubs NOR and SI’s and whilst every effort will be made to ensure a common approach, sailors are advised to familiarise themselves with each club’s publications available from their websites.

There are also great opportunities (and at no extra cost) for members to join in the three Paignton one off races, all detailed in the club racing programme. Also featured are two Sailing South West events, the Torbay Tornado on March 21st and the 2.5 hrs Pursuit Race on December 6th at Paignton, These two events are subject to separate entry fees as are POSH and the two club regattas.

All clubs in the bay have agreed to encourage participation the three regattas POSH May 9th -10, Brixham Dinghy Regatta July 11th – 12th and our own Torbay Royal Regatta August 21st – 23rd.

JUNIOR CLASSES - Weekend racing will be on specified Saturdays as part of the exciting Squadron 13 programme, this includes a series of 10 days of coached racing with 20 races in which they can practice and develop their skills in a structured and safe environment.

JUNIOR CLASSES will continue to race as part of the Wednesday Evening series and we look forward to seeing increasing participation during the year as they gain both experience and confidence.

SPORTSBOATS – Weekend racing will now take place on Sunday mornings, all racing organised by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club with 6 series and a total of 62 races scheduled plus Sprint Races.

IRC  RACING takes place on Sunday mornings from April to December. In addition to regular club racing the IRC & CRUISERS (SWYTC) participate in a number of coastal races during the year joining with other local clubs for the Combined Clubs Coastal Series of 5 races, dates are included in the club programme. These include our own “Smugglers Run” to Teignmouth and weekend races to Plymouth, Salcombe and Dartmouth, NOR and SI’s available from the website of organising clubs.

OFFSHORE WEEK July 3rd to 11th is a popular and sociable sailing week both IRC and Cruiser classes, where the fleet is joined by boats from other local clubs. Racing includes the Channel Race to St Peter Port and other races around the Channel Islands and the ports of Brittany and Normandy.

Building on the success of the 2019 event the PADDLEBOARD REGATTA 2020 will take place on Saturday 25th July. Paddleboarding continues to grow in popularity and we are looking forward to even greater participation from our new Paddleboard base in Beacon Cove.

The TORBAY ROYAL REGATTA 2020 will take place over the weekend of August 21st – 23rd with racing for all classes on three courses in the bay, great socials and family fun. Full details on Page 17 of this book.

The culmination of all club racing are the prizegiving evenings with the Squadron 13 event on Saturday 10th October and the Annual Club Prizegiving dinner on Friday 20th November for all classes and the presentation of the much coveted Champion of Champions Trophy.

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