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, SB 20s, 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.
Club racing for all yachts and cruisers on Wednesdays and Sundays during 2019 will be under IRC. Yachts wishing to sail in the Cruiser Class (SWYTCS) will be able to do so in the Four Weekend Regattas, the Smugglers Run, South Devon Coastal Races and the New Years Day Race.
Weekend racing takes place on Saturday afternoons for Sportsboats, SB20s, PY Dinghies and our Junior classes, and Sunday mornings IRC yachts.
Wednesday evening racing takes place from early April to mid-September for all classes.
New in 2019 is the introduction of Four Weekend Regattas, each comprising up to 5 races over two days for all classes, with social and dining planned for the Saturday evenings. Each regatta will have its own prizegiving in the clubhouse after racing followed by a BBQ on the terrace (weather permitting)
In addition to regular club racing the IRC & Cruisers participate in a number of coastal races during the year joining with other local clubs in these events. These include our own “Smugglers Run” to Teignmouth and weekend races to the Yealm, Salcombe and Dartmouth
Offshore Week 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.
Another New in 2019 will be the Paddleboard Regatta on Monday 6th May. Paddleboarding has grown in popularity enormously in recent years and this new event, once again sees the club at the forefront of developing and encouraging new ideas on the water in Torbay.
The club and the bay come alive during the last week of August with the Torbay Royal Regatta with racing and social activities over the three days of the Bank Holiday weekend
The culmination of club racing is the Annual Prizegiving dinner being held on Friday 22nd November for all classes and the presentation of the much coveted Champion of Champions Trophy.
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