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Frequently asked questions

Where do I launch?

Batson Public Slipway, Salcombe. Boat Park Open 9.00am-6.00pm. Please see contacts and directions for further information.

How do I get my Trolley to Mill Bay?

There will a SYC representatives at Batson to help take trolleys across to Mill  Bay on Friday 6.00-8.00pm and on Saturday 11.00 to 1.30pm and 4.30 to 5.30pm.  Collections from Mill Bay will be Friday 14th from4.30 to 6.30pm. 

East Portlemouth Council and the National Trust request that boats are not delivered to Mill Bay by road between 9.00am – 5.00pm

Where do I park my trailer/car?

Pre Book a boat trailer Space on entry form or with the SYC Office. Follow signage.

Car Parking is available at the Salcombe Park & Ride. Season tickets can be bought from the Salcombe Post Office and the Tourist Information Centre.

How do I get to Mill Bay for Racing each day?

Bring your own inflatable with outboard or use the East Portlemouth Ferry. Depending on tide you can walk to Mill Bay along the Beach or along the road.

Hire a tender. Whitestrand Boat Hire will give you a 10% discount for a daily or weekly booking  not hourly or four hourly) for getting to Mill Bay. Please mention the code ‘WSBSYC’  when booking.

Are all my family welcome at the Yacht Club? Yes, indeed they are! SYC is family orientated. Due to Licensing regulations children are not permitted in the bar. This year we are making our mid week social extravaganza particularly family friendly.

Who should I contact with any queries during Regatta Week?

The SYC Office will be for Regatta queries open from (9.00am-10.00pm, 12noon - 1pm, afternoons will vary) 01548 842593 at these times only or contact the Duty Officer who will be listed on the noticeboard on the day.  Please do not ask the Bar Staff about Sailing queries. Protest will ONLY be dealt with in the Watch House by the Race Officer.                

What is the Fairway?

This is a lane for non racing craft. It is set out in the Sailing Instructions and when you come to the briefing it will be explained to you.

Where do I stay?

Here is a link to some accommodation options, also contact Salcombe Tourist Information 843927 or Coast & Country Cottages 843773.