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3 Jan 2024

Salcombe Yacht Club Festive Series 2023/24

Eleven competitors, mainly in Solos, turned up for the 1st race of the Salcombe Yacht Club Festive Series 2023/24 on Saturday 23rd December.  Despite the forecast westerly breeze, gusting over …

18 Dec 2023

The Final Race of the Winter Series.

The 2023 Fast Handicap Winter Series concluded on Saturday with improved wind conditions, averaging 8-10 knots from the W-SW. Six boats participated: two Merlin Rockets, John and Annie McLaren in …

26 Nov 2023

Winter Series : Race 3 Solo Report

With what was to become a challenging race, the light wind in a northly direction, 0 - 3 knts, and one hour into the flood, what could possibly go wrong. …

26 Nov 2023

Winter Series : Race 3 Handicap Report

Course X-1-X-1-X-1 There was a real feel of winter as a light dusting of frost glazed some of the dinghy covers on the tank. A frost usually indicates …

24 Nov 2023

Cruiser Laying Up Supper

With the harbour sublift having done its work depositing the majority of the fleet on the dump at Batson and with other boats at Lincombe and various points North, East, …

16 Nov 2023

A different kind of Cruise.

Portsmouth to Southampton by the pretty route!   In actual fact via Azores, Bermuda, Bahamas, Panama Canal, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Cape Horn; then four days of penguins, …

13 Nov 2023

Winter Series : Race 2 Solo Report

For your correspondent Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 2 for Solos was best forgotten, in fact if it were not for the need for a race report, the Race …

12 Nov 2023

Winter Series : Race 2 - Handicap Report

A mixture of seven boats took to the water on Saturday, despite the total lack of any discernible wind. Race Officer Geof Gilson set a course that would keep …

9 Nov 2023

Ladies' Saturday Sail

Excited, apprehensive and bleary eyed after the cruiser laying up supper, five ladies who cruise left Salcombe for a Saturday Skills Sail with SeaRegs in Plymouth.  "why didn't we just …

31 Oct 2023

Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Finale at SYC

The saying goes, 'It's always sunny in Salcombe'.  On Saturday, 17 Merlin Rockets put that theory to the test and were greeted with some incredibly tricky …

31 Oct 2023

Circumnavigation of Mallorca.

Circumnavigation of Mallorca, our favourite island in the Balearics,  Part 1, By Pam and Martin Smout. We have spent over 5 years sailing in Eastern Spain and The Balearic …

29 Oct 2023

Winter Series : Race 1 - Solo Report

As the Solo sailors glanced up the course toward Blackstone there was some trepidation to see the 505 of the sailing god that is Peter Colclough smitten by an enormous …

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