The forecast light south easterly wind did not auger well for the 5 th race of the Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series, however by the start of the racing it had backed around to a fresh East North Easterly, with good beating in the harbour and planing reaches across Widegates, which the courses set by Race Officer Malcolm Mackley made the most of. The Solos were first away, beating toward Crossways, with Phil
Published 00:00 on 16 Apr 2018
It was a busy weekend for Salcombe Yacht Club, running the 4 th race if the Spring Series alongside a 60 boat Merlin Rocket fleet with was attending the Salcombe Silver Tiller event, supported by Sharps Doom Bar and the Salcombe Gin Company. Despite the forecasted light North Easterly winds, Race Officer David Greening and his team were able to set a classic Blackstone to Gerston, Blackstone to Crossways course when a Force
Published 00:00 on 9 Apr 2018
A Force 5 North Westerly over a Spring Flood tide was bound to make for interesting racing for the third race of the Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series, offering flat out racing in the more open upper reaches of the harbour, and nail biting no wind zones in the main anchorage, where the Devon hills provide protection. Race Officer Peter Cook set a course that maximised on the flat out
Published 14:44 on 3 Apr 2018
Has the snow gone? (Peeps through the duvet) good! It’s About time. It’s been an eventful start to say the least. First week In and the French evening nearly didn’t happen! The snow caused chaos with our suppliers (and my car!) The butchers fridge broke down so it was a last minute dash around to find ingredients that we could use. If they did they couldn’t deliver because of the snow!
Published 12:40 on 27 Mar 2018
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