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
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
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
Following some unseasonably stormy weather which saw the abandonment of Bucket and Spade Series Race 2; The thirty two sailors who had not had enough of what the Salcombe Ria could throw at them over the two Regatta weeks reassembled at the SYC start line to reengage in battle. In a Force 4 West South Westerly with occasional Force 5 gusts, Race Officer Paul Ellis set the Junior Fleet a course between Millbay
Published 08:01 on 21 Aug 2019
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Published 08:10 on 19 Aug 2019
There was a huge mix of sun, wind and rain during the 124th Salcombe Gin sponsored SYC annual Regatta and the 183 competing boats in sixteen different classes were challenged on the water with plenty of navigation decisions in a busy estuary with a predominantly blustery and unpredictable strong wind blowing from over and around Salcombe. Two days were lost because of high winds, however the remaining four days sailing was action packed with
Published 07:27 on 19 Aug 2019
PLEASE NOTE THAT RACING THIS AFTERNOON - WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WINDS
Published 11:20 on 14 Aug 2019
The first races of the popular Salcombe Yacht Club Bucket and Spade series were got away on Saturday 3 rd August under the watchful eyes of Race Officer Richard Fulford-Smith. The easterly breeze resulted in the start line area being in the wind shadow of the Portlemouth shore, but as soon as this was escaped a 15 to 25mph wind allowed for speedy reaching, although the low spring tide allowed for little beating.
Published 12:28 on 6 Aug 2019
Once again the sun shone and with the high tide coinciding with the race starts, the full extent of the Kinsbridge Estuary was available to OODs Graham and Tessa Pike for racing and the course was nicely set with a hard beat to Blackstone into a very fresh but gusty sea breeze, followed by a run to Yalton and trips to Frogmore and Gerston before heading back to the finishing line where the sea breeze had met the pressure wind causing some frustration and confusion.
Published 12:10 on 31 Jul 2019