SYC Cruiser Regatta Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June
Town Regatta Sunday 6th- 11th August
Salcombe Gin SYC Regatta 13th- 18th August
Salcombe Yacht Club has new sponsors for its annual Regatta Week, now in its 121st year, which will this year be named the Salcombe Gin SYC Regatta.
A partnership has been agreed with Salcombe Distilling Company who make the award-winning Salcombe Gin in a purpose-built distillery, on the former site of a boat repair workshop for the Island Cruising Club.
This exciting collaboration will add to the atmosphere in the town during Regatta Week, which runs from Sunday 13th – Friday 18th August 2017. There will be vibrant social events at the Yacht Club all week alongside the competitive daily races around the stunning Salcombe Estuary.
Commenting on the new partnership, Howard Davies, co-founder of Salcombe Gin, says: “We are thrilled to sponsor the Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta this year. Sailing is a great passion of ours and therefore a perfect fit for our brand. We are looking forward to welcoming sailors and gin lovers to the Regatta events at the Yacht Club and our Island Street bar where we will be offering special discounts for competitors during the week and of course the opportunity to sample a ‘Salcombe and tonic’ or one of our popular gin cocktails.”
On behalf of Salcombe Yacht Club, Commodore Martin Smout says: “Salcombe Gin is the ideal partner for our Regatta this August. Performance and integrity, with a meticulous attention to detail are key values in sailing, all attributes Salcombe Distilling Co. enjoys. With the new Gin School, distillery and bar, Salcombe Gin provides another draw to the town which has a real buzz during Regatta week and throughout the sailing season.”
The social side of Regatta Week will enthusiastically embrace the new partnership with Salcombe Gin shown through a Gin and Cocktail bar on the Yacht Club terrace all week and a lively gin and jazz event on the Thursday evening. Special events and benefits are being organised for competitors and there will also be prizes of Salcombe Gin and engraved glasses for class winners.
We have prizes of a pair of tickets to the Salcombe Gin School and a bottle of Salcombe gin will be given to 2 lucky winners picked at random from the first 100 entrants to the regatta.
Early entry fee until 30th June
Late entry from 1st July
We have a special entry this year for University students they can enter for FREE
Please follow the link to book this exciting event
We are so delighted to collaborate with Salcombe Distilling Company, which launched in July 2016 and has already taken Gold in the World Drinks Awards for its ‘Start Point’ gin. It was founded by Howard Davies and Angus Lugsdin who met in the 1990s teaching sailing at the Island Cruising Club. Fast forward a decade or two and over a gin and tonic they hit on the idea of making gin, inspired by a little local history…