Sailing

OOD guidance 2018

At the Yealm Yacht Club we have an active racing programme which includes yachts, day boats and dinghies of all sorts.

Members may take part in a racing series or choose from a selection of day and weekend races. We also have an active cadets programme for children over the age of eight years old.

Expect a competitive but fun racing attitude which typically ends with a social back at the club where the antics of each race will usually be dissected over a drink and often a delicious Sailors Supper from the bistro!

Racing Classes

Yachts– we have at least 20 yachts on the Yealm engaged in the racing programme, ranging from a 24ft racer right up to a 42ft cruiser. The Autumn Series is ever popular while local passage and offshore races are also keenly entered.

More on Yacht Racing

Dayboats– the Wednesday night series from May to September is the primary focus of the day boat racing calendar. The Yealm boasts a surprisingly large fleet of Devon Yawls although all day boats are of course eligible for entry.

More on Dayboat Racing

Dinghies– from Toppers and Lasers to RS Fevers, the dinghy racing calendar caters for all the popular classes.

More on Dinghy Racing

Key Dates for the Diary

The sailing programme details ALL the racing fixtures in the yearly calendar. Below are a selection of some key ones.

ANNUAL SET-UP

  • Club Clean-Up – March 25, 2017
  • Safety boat and club equipment familiarisation – April 11, 2017

RACING

  • Day boat Series – Starts Wednesday, May 10, 2017
  • 3 Creeks Team Adventure Race – Saturday – Sunday May 13-14, 2017
  • RNLI Passage Race – Sunday, May 20, 2017
  • Trebeurden Race – Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • Autumn Series (Yacht) – Starts Sunday, Sep 10, 2017

View the full Sailing Programme

Race Management

All our races are operated according to the RYA guidelines. An Officer of the Day will be appointed for each race and safety boat in accordance with risk assessments.

Key documents

New to the village?

Keen to join in the sailing action? Both yachts and day boats are often in need of crew. Strictly speaking, you don’t need to be a member but we do encourage joining up if you’re a regular crew – it also means you don’t miss out on the socials back at the club! If you’d like to get involved, please make yourself known at the clubhouse and email our membership secretary.