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
Once again conditions were perfect for dinghy racing in Salcombe on Saturday. The wind was blowing 15 knots from the south west and the sun shone. Race Officer Paul Rayson set the handicap classes three laps of the main estuary around Blackstone and Crossways whilst the Solos and the Yawls went on a longer loop around Blackstone and Gerston before joining the rest for a couple of laps around Blackstone and Crossways. The Juniors
Published 07:17 on 26 Jul 2019
Congratulations to the 2019 Prize Winners! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the Salcombe Gin MRW such a success. We are fortunate to have a SYC team of volunteers whose commitment is huge to make this week so special. Graham & Fiona Cranford Smith devote huge amounts of time throughout the year making the whole week possible. Each and every Volunteer is valued.
Published 10:58 on 17 Jul 2019