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.

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All instructions and forms are included in the single downloadable document below. For any queries, please contact the dinghy secretary.

Dinghy and dayboat combined notice of race, sailing instructions and entry form

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 to debs.wiseman@live.co.uk