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SYC Sailing FAQ’s

Where do I launch?

Batson Public Slipway, Salcombe, TQ8 8DU Boat Park Open 9.00am-6.00pm.

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(call 01548 842593). 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.

Do I need to pay Harbour Dues?

If you are taking part in an Open Meeting the Harbour have kindly waived harbour dues HOWEVER if you are competing for a week long regatta you will be expected to purchase Harbour Dues either via SYC with your on-line entry or by going to the BATSON Boat Attendance hut and paying on arrival to receive your sticker which is put on the rear port side of your dinghy.

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.

Are all my family welcome at the Yacht Club?

Yes, indeed they are! SYC is family orientated.

Who should I contact with any queries during Regatta Week?

The SYC Office will be open for Regatta queries from 0900-1000 hrs & 1200-1300 hrs, afternoons will vary call 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.


The following links may help you:

Boat Park

If you want to leave your boat at Batson, please book your space directly with the Harbour office.

Harbour Office: 01548 843791

Boat Park: 01548 844010


The rear door to the SYC is coded and this is given in the NOR for each event – please call the bar on 01548 842872 if you are unsure


Club Opening Hours


Mon. - Thu.

9:30 am - 3:00 pm and then 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


9:30 am - 3:00 pm and then 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


9:00 am - 9:30 pm


9:30 am - 3:30 pm



Mon. - Sat.

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm and then 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


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Last updated 09:52 on 30 April 2019

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