Salcombe is a simply stunning sailing area with dramatic cliffs, golden beaches and unspoilt creeks.  Families and friends can enjoy a great spectator sport either from the splendid vantage point of the Yacht Club terrace with a commanding view of the start and finish line or the beautiful golden sandy beaches of the East Portlemouth shore. 

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.

Visiting yachts get a warm welcome at the harbour, and are all welcome to use the facilities at Salcombe Yacht Club and use of the showers, the bar for drinks, food and for the amazing views of the estuary .

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, Cruiser fleets and Salcombe Yawl fleets form the backbone of club racing with a strong Handicap Class fleet providing quality racing.

Club members boats can be allocated a place if available at the tank/watch-house/smalls contact the office on 01548 842593 for further information.