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The Ria, which runs from Kingsbridge to Salcombe and the sea provides some of the most beautiful and safe dinghy sailing in the United Kingdom. From beginner to expert there is more than enough variety and challenge to provide a wonderful learning environment together with a spectacular racing challenge.

Racers and sailors of all ages can all enjoy exploring the Bar and the Bag, creeks and pubs, mud, sandy beaches, overhanging branches, long reaches, herons, gulls and cormorants, seals and dolphins, spring tides, neap tides, strong south westerlies, icy easterlies and fluky north westerlies, lazy days and racy days. 

Club racing

Salcombe Yacht Club provides top quality racing as well as active encouragement of younger members with cadet training. The Solo, Merlin Rocket National 12 and Salcombe Yawl fleets form the backbone of club racing with a strong Handicap Class fleet providing quality racing.


  • South West Water Laying Up pursuit Race Sat 19th November
    Southwest Water Pursuit Race 2016    
    Start Number Class PY Dif Start time  
    1 Laser 4.7 1195 0 13:00:00  
    2 Solo 1140 -4 13:04:00  
    2 Yawl Blue 1139 -4 13:04:00  
    2 Laser Radial 1136 -4 13:04:00  
    3 RS Vision 1134 -5 13:05:00  
    4 Aero 5 1107 -7 13:07:00  
    4 Yawl Red 1096 -7 13:07:00  
    5 Laser  1095 -8 13:08:00  
    6 Aero 7 1066 -10 13:10:00  
    6 National 12 1064 -10 13:10:00  
    7 Aero 9 1028 -13 13:13:00  
    8 Phantom 995 -15 13:15:00  
    9 Merlin Rocket 983 -16 13:16:00  
    10 RS 400 943 -19 13:19:00  
    11 Int 505 912 -21 13:21:00  
        RACE DURATION 90 Mins
    The start number will be displaid 1 min before the start
    and removed as those classes start    
    Each start will have a sound signal , a second signal will be 
    sounded if any boats are OCS.      
    At 90 mins the postion of the boats will be recorded
  • Please note changed Start Times for Winter Series From Nov. 12th


    Winter Series Start Times

    Please note that from November 12th onwards the start times of the winter series have been swapped so that the Handicap Fleet will start ahead of the Solo Fleet.

    13.00 Handicap Fleet

    13.10 Solo Fleet

    Issued 11.11.16

    Graham Cranford Smith

    Rear Commodore Sailing

  • RNLI Centenary Memorial Service Afloat

    October 27th 2016
    Between 1150 and 1245 the will be a wreath laying ceremony in the approaches to the Salcombe Estuary to lay a wreath to the memory of the 13 members of the Salcombe lifeboat crew who lost their lives when returning to harbour on 27th October 1916. see http://www.salcombelifeboat.co.uk

    Salcombe Harbour Local Notice to Marniers No.13 instructs all vessels to keep clear of participating lifeboats. All vessels requested to monitor of VHF#14 throughout. hhtp://www.salcombeharbour.eu



  • Ladies that Launch 11th October 2016 10.00am

    Dress warmly for our last launch of the season from Smalls Beach tomorrow before the Club Boats get put away for the winter.  JM

  • Lark Open 8th/9th Oct. Cancelled

    Please note the Lark Masters and Open will be on Sat 14th/15th October 2017.