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Salcombe Yawl

Salcombe Yawl

The Salcombe Yawl is one of the most delightful of the classic wooden boat classes found around the English Coast. Y1 was built probably in 1931. The Salcombe Yawl is clinker built of mahogany planks, with wooden spars and varnished decks. The Yawls have always been raced and cruised for pleasure although their pedigree can be seen in the older day fishing boats of the latter part of the nineteenth century.

The Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta is perceived by many to be the S.Y.O.A.'s National Championship and the past few years have seen over 50 entries. The age and design improvements mean the class events are divided between the new designs by Morrison and Howlett and the older boats. In the regatta there is also an additional fleet to provide more 'gentle' racing for families, beginners and dare one say the more elderly! Author: Martin Beck

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Show news Salcombe YC Autumn Series race 7
A strong ebb tide for the final race of the series
Posted on 25 Oct
Salcombe YC Autumn Series race 6
Great to have a new addition to the fast handicap fleet
Posted on 10 Oct
Salcombe YC Autumn Series race 4
Ladies that Launch join in the fun
Posted on 25 Sep
Salcombe YC Autumn Series race 2
Lark versus Albacore in the handicap fleet
Posted on 12 Sep
Salcombe YC Autumn Series race 1
Local sailors provide good entertainment for spectators
Posted on 4 Sep
Salcombe Yacht Club Sea Races
Bucket and Spade Series Races 4 & 5
Posted on 30 Aug
Salcombe Bucket and Spade Series
The course involved navigating the 3 main creeks of the estuary
Posted on 21 Aug
Salcombe Gin Yacht Club Regatta
Until you get that finishing bell, nothing is decided
Posted on 15 Aug
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 6
A good turn out of eight Yawls, plus the handicap fleets too
Posted on 26 Jul
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 5
RS Aero 7s and Salcombe Yawls take to the water
Posted on 17 Jul
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Thunder, lightning, it was very, very frightening...
Posted on 8 Jun
Early May Bank Holiday at Salcombe
RS400, Yawl and N12 open meetings combine with club racing
Posted on 5 May
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series race 1
A strong fleet lines up in the harbour
Posted on 18 Apr
Salcombe Gin SYC Regatta to be held in August
The Salcombe to Kingsbridge Estuary offers some of the most beautiful sailing in the UK
Posted on 16 Mar
The beautiful Salcombe Yawl
A history which goes back at least 200 years
Posted on 31 Jan
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In many definitions of greatness, these three sailors tick most of the boxes
Posted on 3 Sep 2021
Salcombe YC Bucket and Spade Series race 3
Some of the very enthusiastic handicap fleet were too keen to start with
Posted on 15 Aug 2021
Salcombe Summer Series race 5
Trolley feng shui
Posted on 25 Jul 2021
Salcombe Summer Series race 4
Buckets and spades abound on the beaches
Posted on 20 Jul 2021
Salcombe Summer Series race 1
Hendersons reign supreme on corrected time
Posted on 1 Jul 2021
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 5
A decent beat to South Pool in a 10 knot south easterly
Posted on 21 Jun 2021
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 4
Sunshine all weekend and a Topper open on Sunday
Posted on 14 Jun 2021
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 3
Held in a gentle breeze over a neap low tide
Posted on 8 Jun 2021
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 1
A challenging lap of the harbour in a West-North-Westerly
Posted on 26 May 2021
Salcombe Spring Series race 4
Surprisingly sailable conditions!
Posted on 19 May 2021
Salcombe Yawl Open Early May Open 2021
27 boats and 54 sailors out on the water in Salcombe
Posted on 4 May 2021
Salcombe Spring Series race 2
Early start for the 33 enthusiastic sailors
Posted on 19 Apr 2021
Salcombe Spring Series race 1
Starting with port tack flier by National 12; ending with horizon job by RS400
Posted on 12 Apr 2021
Salcombe Yacht Club 2021 Commissioning Race
Back out in the harbour in a bracing north-easterly
Posted on 6 Apr 2021
Fast Track Sailing in the Salcombe Estuary part 3
From Gerston to the finish line
Posted on 1 May 2020