Dayboat Racing

Known for its competitive but friendly rivalry, the Wednesday night racing series for day boats remains highly popular and places in the top 10 are all to play for (and hot racing tips equally sought after!).

The racing calendar also has a number of local day races that allow day boats to enjoy competing alongside the wider YYC racing community of yachts and dinghies.

With a large fleet of Devon Yawls, the Devon Yawl Nationals, although not run by YYC, are often held on the Yealm too.

Dates for the Diary

  • Weds Night Series – Every Wednesday from May 9th to September 12th, 2018
  • Devon Yawl Open – Sunday May 20th , 2018
  • Devon Yawl Nationals – June 30th to July 1st, 2018
View the full Sailing Programme


Documentation for each race will be posted as and when it becomes available. For any queries, please contact the sailing committee.

Name Notice of Race Entry Form Sailing Instructions Results
Devon Yawl Open Notice of Race DY Open Entry Sailing Instructions – DY open TBC
Wednesday Nights Notice of Race Entry Form TBC Results
YYC Regatta Notice of Race TBC YYC Regatta Sailing Instructions  Results
Passage Race Notice of race Entry Form Passage Race Sailing instructions Results


How it works

The documentation will tell you all you need to know about the racing. Be sure to read the Sailing Instructions – those who don’t do their turns for infringement of the rules are not popular! The gun for the Wednesday night race starts at 18.30 usually in Wembury Bay so rigging starts on the river typically from 5ish. Once back on the moorings, there’s a keen social gathering at the Clubhouse with a tasty sailors supper available for competitors at a very competitive rate and specials at the bar.

Meanwhile each race is presided over by an Officer Of the Day or OOD who is responsible for setting the course and overseeing the race. The rota for OOD is as follows:

Race Moorings

The yacht club has a number of moorings available in the deep water pool for Wednesday night racers. These can be booked at the beginning of the season.

To apply for a race mooring, please fill in the form and email to the sailing committee.

For all other information on moorings, speak to our local harbourmaster at the River Yealm Harbour Authority.