Please note the Race Officer intends to hold the Final Winter Series Race on Sat 14th at 11.00 hrs if at all possible; aiming for a compact race course. No doubt providing great viewing from SYC!

Given the forecast this race will be appropriate for experienced, fit, brave and hardy Winter Series sailors. Please only set sail if you are experienced and capable in the conditions!

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  • Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 7

    A dreich day greeted the more hardy sailors who turned out for the Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 7.  Race officer John Wylie set the right course for a South South Westerly; Blackstone Gerston, Millbay, Crossways line, however with the race taking place on maximum spring flood tide it was to be most challenging. There were no takers for the Cadet Handicap race, so the Medium Handicap Fleet were first away, with the

    Published 09:27 on 15 Oct 2019

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    Lark Open Regatta

    After Saturday’s Lark Masters event, the stalwarts returned to the fray for the Open Meeting on Sunday 6 th October.  Three races were planned, which caused some trepidation for the more senior sailors! With glorious sunshine and strong winds forecast an exciting day was anticipated. However, once reaching the start line in the estuary it became evident that the swirling Salcombe winds were in play.  The OOD sensibly set the course away from

    Published 07:26 on 10 Oct 2019

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    LARK MASTERS

    Every two years the good and the great of the Lark class gather for a one-day Masters event followed by a party and an Open on the Sunday for those still able.  Salcombe YC were again chosen to host the event providing three back to back races in the harbour and the use of their excellent club house for the evening’s entertainment. Saturday dawned with far from auspicious conditions – flat calm and drizzle. 

    Published 10:57 on 8 Oct 2019

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    Terrific Start to Salcombe Yacht Club Rambling Season.

    On a beautiful autumnal morning at the start of October, the Salcombe Yacht Club Ramblers started the new season in style with a clear blue sky and the sun shining on them.  We all met, with a plethora of dogs at foot, at Oceans Restaurant on Bolberry Down for a stimulating cup of coffee where we were greeted by Emma Reece, the local National Trust Ranger, a fount of knowledge of all things ‘environmental,’ who

    Published 10:50 on 4 Oct 2019

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    Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 5

    With winds forecast up to 30 knots earlier in the week it looked like racing might be cancelled in advance, however the reality on the day was a 15 to 25 knot West South Westerly weather window and a building flood tide, which allowed Nigel Blazeby the Race Officer to set the traditional Blackstone Gerston Blackstone Crossways course. Junior training had been cancelled due to high winds in the morning, so there were no

    Published 09:38 on 1 Oct 2019

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    Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 4

    The wind direction at the start of racing on Saturday presented a conundrum for Race Officer Andy Postle and his team. Easterly with a touch of south in it meant that although there was plenty of breeze out at sea, in the Harbour on the Club start line conditions were very light and variable. One moment there would be a gust coming down from Yalton but the next would see the wind puffing in from

    Published 10:33 on 24 Sep 2019

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    This Weekend is the 150th Anniversary of the Salcombe Lifeboat.

    Come to the Club from 10.00 onwards to see the parade of old Lifeboats
    & see the RNLI Bazaar in Cliff House too

    Published 12:42 on 18 Sep 2019

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    SYC CRUISER REGATTA 2019

    Graham Cranford-Smith oversaw the Cruiser regatta on Sunday 15th September. It was a beautiful day with light winds for the regatta. John Mclaren's crew tied with Chris Winzar's to gain joint first place, with Johnny Hearth and crew coming in third.

    Published 12:37 on 17 Sep 2019

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    Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 3

    Summertime conditions prevailed for Race 3 of the Salcombe Yacht Club’s Autumn Series. Sunny skies and a 10 knot north-easterly brought over 40 boats to the start line across five different fleets. A low water spring tide shortly before the start restricted the Race Officer’s course options and he chose to send competitors north around Crossways and then through the Bag to do a couple of laps around Gerston and Saltstone before returning to the

    Published 11:53 on 17 Sep 2019

  • Salcombe Yacht Club Bucket and Spade Series Races 4 and 5

    It has become a tradition for the Salcombe Yacht Club Bucket and Spade series to head out to the open sea on the Bank Holiday Weekend, as the ria fills with RIB’s, Boston Whalers, Paddle Boards and the like, this is to the mutual convenience of sailors, power boaters and paddle boarders. Race Officer David Greening with nine helpers in the committee boat and safety boats set windward leeward courses between Starehole Bay and

    Published 12:18 on 27 Aug 2019

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