Yacht Racing & Cruising

Affiliated by the RYA, the yacht racing calendar at the YYC caters for a wide sailing audience – those keen to commit to a weekly Sunday race in the Autumn Series and those who prefer specific calendar events. We have day races both locally and further afield, our annual cross channel event to Trebeurden in Brittany and passage races along the Devon & Cornish coast.

  • 2024 – Yachts Sailing Programme Latest update published under “Useful Links”
  • Download the 2024 Yachts Programme to your phone or computer calendar HERE


We operate a Class system where Class 1 is rated under the IRC scheme (for mono hull boats holding an IRC certificate) and Class 2 for those boats holding a Club Handicap Number (CHN). Class 3 is for MOCRA rated multihulls, for specific events only. Where there are insufficient boats to run separate Classes, then all boats will race against their Club Handicap. More information is here:

To obtain a YYC Club Handicap Number, please complete both the following forms for an RYA Base Number and a Club Handicap:

  • Application for an RYA Base Number: (PDF) (MS Word)
  • Application for a Club Handicap: (PDF) (MS Word)

and send to Robert Pitts, the Club Handicap Manager at handicaps@yealmyachtclub.co.uk

Race Results


Competitors should ALWAYS ensure they’ve read and digested the sailing instructions in full and consider all the necessary safety requirements.  Note, “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.” (Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing)