Dinghy Racing

Lasers, toppers, RS dinghies are all regularly raced in the dinghy races, which are handicapped to provide an even playing field. Enjoy the magnificent setting of the estuary itself, river or Wembury Bay and a flexible programme which includes two series in Spring and Autumn and a popular Friday evening series racing to fit in with Club night and the bar. The annual RNLI Passage Race provides the opportunity to join our other classes, yachts and dayboats racing from Plymouth to the River Yealm.

Dates for the diary

  • Cholmondely Cup – Sunday 23 April 2017
  • RNLI Passage Race – Saturday 20 May 2017
  • Head of River – Saturday 27 May 2017
  • YYC Regatta – Sunday 18 June 2017
  • Mewstone – Saturday 1 July 2017
  • Wembury Bay 1 – Sunday 27 August 2017
  • Wembury Bay 2 – 16 September 2017
  • Boxing Day Race – 30 December 2017
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.


Race Name Notice of Race Entry Form Sailing Instructions Declaration Results
Cholmondely Cup TBC TBC TBC TBC Results
RNLI Passage Race Notice of Race – Passage Entry Sailing Instructions TBC
YYC Regatta Notice of Race TBC TBC TBC Results
Mewstone TBC TBC TBC TBC Results

How it works

Race events are managed by the Officer Of the Day (OOD) and he or she is responsible for setting the course, which are timed to coincide with high water. Races are usually started at either the club slipway or on the water by the Mouthstone. Standard sailing instructions are detailed below. In either case, the race course will be posted outside the race hut which is located on the club slipway.

Dinghy Storage

Boat spaces are available at both the club slip and the Patch. Both are allocated at the beginning of the season and applications should be made to Deborah Wiseman. Please send your YYC Dinghy Storage Application Form – 2017 to debs.wiseman@live.co.uk