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.

  • 2023 – Sailing Programme Latest update published under “Useful Links”

Winter Dinghy Series 2023

So how hard do you think you are? The Cadet Committee have decided to run a fun dinghy series for adults in the run up to Christmas, so dust off your wetsuit and Laser, or any other dinghies you have, and come along! Club dinghies available for those without their own.

Any questions to: cadets@yealmyachtclub.co.uk

Dates and briefing times are:

Sat 04 Nov – 0930
Sat 11 Nov – 1400
Sat 18 Nov – 0930
Sat 25 Nov – 1400
Sat 09 Dec – 1400
Sat 23 Dec – 1400

Six races, four to qualify – be there or mope indoors!


How it works

Race events are managed by the Race Officer 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. In either case, the race course will be posted outside the race hut which is located on the club slipway.

Dinghy Storage

Limited boat spaces for adults & cadets are available at both the Club Slip and the Patch. Both are allocated at the beginning of the season and applications should be made via a YYC Dinghy Storage Application Form.

  • YYC Dinghy Storage Application Form (PDF) (MS Word)