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SYC Sailing FAQs

Where do I launch?

Batson Public Slipway, Salcombe, TQ8 8DU Boat Park Open 9.00am-6.00pm.

East Portlemouth Council and the National Trust request that boats are not delivered to Mill Bay by road between 9.00am 5.00pm

Where do I park my trailer/car?

Pre-book a boat trailer space when entering (for whole week regattas) or with the SYC Office(call 01548 842593). Directions to Horsecombe Farm trailer parking are on the Regatta pages of the website.

Car Parking:

 1. Salcombe Park & Ride. Season tickets can be bought from the Salcombe Post Office and the Tourist Information Centre.

2. Batson Creek Car Park - Pay and Display

Do I need to pay Harbour Dues?

Yes. If you are competing in a week long regatta you will be expected to purchase Harbour Dues by going to either the Harbour Authority office on Whitestrand or the Batson Boat Park Attendant's office. 

Salcombe Harbour Authority

Where do I berth my dinghy?

Batson If you want to leave your boat at Batson boat park, please book your space directly with the Harbour office.

Harbour Office: 01548 843791

The post code for the boat park is TQ8 8DW

Mill Bay 

The Mill Bay Beach owners kindly give permission for dinghies to berth on Mill Bay. This is much the nicest place to be based for the week. Weekly stickers may be purchased via the Salcombe Yacht Club website for a minimum donation to charity of £10 per boat per week.  Each boat can only stay for four weeks in any one year. We hope you will appreciate this is how the beach is kept beautiful and many people are able to enjoy  sailing from here. Please park the boats neatly, to the seaward side of the wooden posts and take all litter home. 

A trolley transfer service for Regatta competitors is available from 0900-1200 on Saturday 31st July. A return service will be run on the morning and afternoon of Friday 6th August.

How do I get to Mill Bay for Racing each day?

Bring your own inflatable with outboard or use the East Portlemouth Ferry. Depending on tide you can walk to Mill Bay along the beach or along the road.

Are all my family welcome at the Yacht Club?

Yes, indeed they are! SYC is family orientated. All competitors are Honorary Members of the Club for the duration of the Regatta.

Who should I contact with any queries during Regatta Week?

The SYC Office will be open for Regatta queries. Please call 01548 842593 or email Jayne Morris (

Please do not ask the Bar Staff about Sailing queries.

What is the Fairway?

This is a lane for non-racing craft. It is set out in the Sailing Instructions. It is very important that you read and understand this section of the Sailing Instructions. Racing craft entering the Fairway whilst it is in operation will be disqualified from that race.


The following links may help you:


The Club showers are open as usual

Club Opening Hours

See the Regatta Programme for bar and catering hours


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