With a false start when Race 1 of the Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series was cancelled due to the arctic spring in the South West coupled with an easterly gale, the fleets reconvened on Saturday 24 th with a light north easterly breeze and a neap ebb tide. Race Officer Chris Cleaves set a course that circuited the harbour four times, leaving himself several opportunities to shorten the course, an option that he
Published 11:35 on 27 Mar 2018
It’s hard to believe that it was seven years ago when Mary Berry opened our new Galley. Time moves on and we are absolutely delighted and fortunate to have two great new Chefs join us this year. Head chef Stuart King is passionate about local honest, decent, seasonal food – celebrating all that is good at SYC and supporting our local community.
Published 10:00 on 21 Mar 2018
Following a Commissioning Supper and an inspiring talk by Champion dinghy sailor Tim Law on Friday night, Saturday saw the traditional opener for the dinghy racing season at Salcombe Yacht Club, with the Commissioning Race. Thirteen boats came to the line in a brisk, 20 to 30 knot South to South Westerly breeze, held on a neap ebb tide. Race Officer Chris Cleaves made a late change to the course,
Published 00:00 on 10 Mar 2018
Snow flurries are coming down the estuary today. Not long now until the Commissioning Race on March 10th! Please go online and Book up the Commissioning Supper and/or the much awaited Tim Law talk on March 9th
Published 12:10 on 28 Feb 2018
Why not do your powerboat level 2 with us? Did you know that we are an RYA Training Centre and can offer a variety of courses for our members. Each year we run the RYA Youth Sailing courses for our cadets and are really interested to see what other courses our members would like to see on
Published 13:09 on 8 Feb 2018
1st. 180, Tim Fells. 2nd. 24, no owner. 3rd. 120, Liz & Andy Savell. Congratulations!
Published 11:08 on 24 Jan 2018
Salcombe Yacht Club held the final two races of the season over the holiday period, the first on Boxing Day, the second on New Year’s Day. The Boxing Day race saw a welcome return of south westerly winds and 17 competitors lined up for the start in a force 3 breeze that strengthened steadily as the race wore on. Race Officer Barney Greenhill set a windward leeward course with a leg down to
Published 13:39 on 3 Jan 2018
Another Saturday, another high-pressure system and another light and fluky north westerly; Salcombe’s sailors are having to get used to a persistent lack of wind this autumn and winter. It is hard to believe that it was only two years ago that a succession of gales virtually wiped out all sailing in November and December. Nevertheless, 17 boats lined up for the start of the first race of the Festive Series in which all classes
Published 12:50 on 19 Dec 2017
Booking via the website is essential. Christmas Menu Starter Prosciutto, Clementine & Burrata Salad Or Celeriac Remoulade Main Roast Turkey stuffed with Cranberries, Chestnuts & Thyme With Homemade Stuffing & Pigs in Blankets Or Roasted Butternut Half stuffed with Beetroot & Pistachios Served with Roast Potatoes; Carrots & Kale; Mixed Greens …….. all done the Yacht Club Way!
Published 09:11 on 9 Dec 2017
Far out in the cosmos, the sun and moon together, conspire that in Salcombe, low water spring tides invariably occur around mid-day. This happens to be the start time, thereabouts, of the SYC club racing programme. Last Saturday and more locally, a substantial high-pressure system also dominated the British Isles. This meant there was no wind to be had in Salcombe other than in the dinghy park. This being
Published 15:16 on 4 Dec 2017