Devon Sailing Clubs
Royal Torbay Yacht Club offers excellent facilities, an extensive racing programme, a lively social scene, RYA training and a forward thinking junior and youth sailing programme.
Founded in 1937, The Brixham Yacht Club is recognised as one of the premier Clubs on the South coast of England, as it continues to grow in both membership and stature.
Being adjacent to the harbour, The Brixham Yacht Club is accessible at all times and provides launching facilities at all states of the tide. The Club offers and excellent venue for social and competitive sailing events and continues to host Open Weekend, National, European and World Championship events.
The Club is situated in Exmouth, close to the marina/harbour at the mouth of the beautiful Exe estuary and is the largest sailing club on the Exe. The Club encourages all forms of sailing. It is possible to sail from the club at all states of the tide, although skill is required to cope with fast flowing tides which occur at certain times in the mouth of the estuary. We have active Comet Trio, RS 200 and Laser fleets.
We also have a handicap fleet with many classes including RS 400s, RS Visions and Enterprises to name a few. Exe Sailing Club members cruise the world, but more often the English Channel and the ports of Devon and Cornwall. By its very nature cruising is a “get away from it all” activity but members meet regularly in distant ports by arrangement or good fortune. Members frequently require crews to accompany them.
Racing on Sunday mornings & Wednesday evenings. Classes:- Fireball, Laser, Albacore, Laser 2000, handicap, novice & juniors Training & Supervised sailing on friday evenings. Classes raced include Albacores, Fireballs, Lasers, Laser 2000s, Asymmetrics, Handicap and Juniors. Racing takes place in the bay usually no more than a mile or so from the harbour on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday evenings (during the summer months).
In addition there are special interest races such as the Orestone and Round the Bay race and those during the August Regatta season. Torbay, which hosted the sailing for the 1948 Olympic Games, is a superb sailing centre. It is almost tideless, sheltered from prevailing WesterliesRYA Recognised and blessed with its own sunny micro-climate. If you are without a boat you can hire one of the Club’s toppers, Picos, Laser or the new RS Vision for a few pounds.
Teign Corinthian Yacht Club, founded in 1883, caters for both dinghy sailors and cruiser owners. Dinghy sailing takes place in the upper estuary of the River Teign from our freehold dinghy park all year round. Organised cruiser racing offshore Teignmouth takes place between April – October. The club is a RYA Recognised Training Centre and is accredited for dinghy sail training, powerboat training and a variety of shore-based yachting qualifications.