Saturday 27 th October saw the start of the Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series. Woolly hats and sunglasses were essential wear on a chilly bluebird day. Despite the low Spring tide, Race Officer Simon Ballantine was able to set a long first beat into a brisk nor’easter toward Gerston. Eleven Solos came to the line, and with a strong ebb tide, the fleet was split between the Salcombe and East Portlemouth shore. Charlie
Published 12:18 on 30 Oct 2018
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Published 12:54 on 16 Oct 2018
Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn series. Race 6. Phantom open meeting aside, which has been/will be, reported elsewhere there were few takers for the club racing at SYC on the 6 th October. The medium handicap fleet garnered youngster George Alexander who raced his Laser Radial while septuagenarian Geof Gilson crewed by Chris Spencer-Chapman was the sole representative in the Yawl fleet. Meanwhile six Solos
Published 10:39 on 8 Oct 2018
After the driving rain of the week before, the sun returned to Salcombe on Saturday and with the wind from the north easterly quadrant, sailing conditions in the main estuary were pleasant indeed. Race Officer Peter Cook set a beat to Crossways, a reach to Gerston and back and then a couple of laps around Blackstone and Crossways. With many of the Club’s Juniors away competing in the Regional Junior Championships at the National
Published 12:11 on 3 Oct 2018
Solo, Aero and Salcombe Yawl Open meetings at Salcombe Yacht Club The weekend saw Salcombe Yacht Club host a triple header Open Meeting for Solos, single handed stalwart of the estuary, the Aero fleet, another single hander but a good degree sportier and the venerable clinker built Salcombe Yawls. For once the winds obliged and we were blessed with a decent South Westerly. It was sunny.
Published 10:03 on 19 Sep 2018
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Published 13:13 on 13 Sep 2018
With the departure of many holiday makers, Salcombe sailors were able to enjoy an estuary to themselves with good racing in an autumnal force 2-3 wind blowing down the estuary. The slightly stronger wind than the previous weeks racing required concerted short tacking to stem the flooding tide towards the first mark at Blackstone and with no fairway in operation, it was decision time as to whether to start on the Portlemouth or Salcombe side
Published 15:03 on 11 Sep 2018
Salcombe Yacht Club dinghy racers traditionally migrate to the open sea for the August Bank Holiday Weekend, which also marks the end of the Bucket and Spade Series. This initiative came about when the Harbour Master expressed concerns over a fleet of Salcombe Yawls plying their way through the beaches on the busiest weekend of the year. David Greening the Race Officer ably assisted by Gail Bridger and a team of rescue
Published 10:51 on 4 Sep 2018
Part of Salcombe Town Regatta, the dinghy sailing racing took place from Monday 13 th August to Friday 17 th . Although not an official Salcombe Yacht Club event, the Club lends its facilities and safety boats for the week and the racing is run by volunteers from the Club. Just under 80 boats took part in the family friendly event and in the process raised £4,500 towards the Town Regatta and the local
Published 10:06 on 22 Aug 2018
The 2018 Salcombe Gin SYC Regatta was a great success and offered challenges to the many competitors for six days with both light and very heavy winds sailing conditions. The racing was divided into morning and afternoon starts thereby ensuring that for the weeks racing all the different tidal conditions were experienced by everyone. The sun was out with the wind mainly from the west and with the estuary full of visiting Yachts, ribs, inflatables
Published 09:33 on 13 Aug 2018