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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 Fast Track Sailing in the Salcombe Estuary part 3
From Gerston to the finish line
Posted on 1 May
Fast Track Sailing in the Salcombe Estuary part 2
Getting into and out of the 'Bag'
Posted on 15 Apr
Fast Track Sailing in the Salcombe Estuary part 1
Upwind from the start line to Blackstone
Posted on 11 Apr
A Letter from Salcombe
Not quite five hundred words on the inside of a ping-pong ball
Posted on 4 Apr
Salcombe YC Autumn Series Race 7
Laser 4.7s show considerable persistence
Posted on 14 Oct 2019
Salcombe YC Autumn Series Race 5
Lighter winds than forecast allow racing to go ahead
Posted on 29 Sep 2019
Salcombe YC Autumn Series Race 4
Wind direction presents a conundrum for the Race Officer
Posted on 23 Sep 2019
Salcombe YC Autumn Series Race 3
Low water spring tide reduces course options
Posted on 16 Sep 2019
Salcombe YC Bucket and Spade Series races 4 & 5
Out to sea as the ria fills with RIBs, Boston Whalers, Paddle Boards and the like
Posted on 27 Aug 2019
Salcombe Town Regatta 2019
Sandcastle competitions, greasy pole wrestling, treasure hunts
Posted on 22 Aug 2019
Salcombe Yacht Club Annual Regatta
A huge mix of sun, wind and rain for the 183 competing boats
Posted on 16 Aug 2019
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 8
The full extent of the Kinsbridge Estuary available to race in
Posted on 30 Jul 2019
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 7
Once again conditions were perfect for dinghy racing
Posted on 21 Jul 2019
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 4
A conservative course within Salcombe Harbour
Posted on 1 Jul 2019
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 3
Fleets kept to the north of Millbay
Posted on 24 Jun 2019
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 2
Conditions just about perfect
Posted on 17 Jun 2019
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 1
Conditions suitable only for experienced and intrepid sailors
Posted on 9 Jun 2019
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 6
From joy to pain
Posted on 3 Jun 2019
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 4
A clean sweep for the Phantoms
Posted on 21 May 2019
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 3
"It was good to be alive"
Posted on 12 May 2019
Salcombe Yacht Club Early May Bank Holiday Racing
Another hectic period with the estuary enlivened by Yawls and National 12s
Posted on 7 May 2019
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 1
Conditions more akin to mid-August than mid-April
Posted on 22 Apr 2019
Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series race 2
Continuous sunshine and glorious sailing conditions
Posted on 31 Mar 2019
Salcombe YC Autumn Series day 6
Few takers as 35+ knot gusts arrive from the north
Posted on 8 Oct 2018
Salcombe YC Autumn Series day 5
The sun returns to Salcombe on Saturday
Posted on 3 Oct 2018
Triple open meeting at Salcombe
Solo, RS Aero and Salcombe Yawl fleets converge
Posted on 17 Sep 2018
Salcombe YC Autumn Series day 2
Sailors able to enjoy an estuary to themselves
Posted on 11 Sep 2018
Salcombe Bucket and Spade Series
Bank holiday racing requires going right out to sea
Posted on 4 Sep 2018
Salcombe Gin Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta
Six days with both light and very heavy winds sailing conditions
Posted on 12 Aug 2018
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 7
Making the most of the neap high tide
Posted on 24 Jul 2018
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Two Yawls leaving the Tosnos pinch zone. One is heading for the purple route and the other the red route out of the 'Bag'
© Malcolm Mackley
Yawls in the yellow pinch zone hoping the estuary breeze will propel them to wind in the 'Bag'
© Malcolm Mackley
Salcombe Town Regatta 2019
© Jayne Morris
Salcombe Gin Salcombe Yacht Club Annual Regatta
© Margaret Mackley
Salcombe Gin Salcombe Yacht Club Annual Regatta
© Margaret Mackley
Salcombe Gin Salcombe Yacht Club Annual Regatta
© Margaret Mackley
Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta 2019
© Margaret Mackley
Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta 2019
© Margaret Mackley
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 3
© Jane Panahy
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 3
© Jane Panahy
Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 1
© Malcolm Mackley
Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 3
© Graham Cranford-Smith
Salcombe Yawls on the Early May Bank Holiday weekend
© Malcolm Mackley
Salcombe Yawls on the Early May Bank Holiday weekend
© Malcolm Mackley
Salcombe Yawls on the Early May Bank Holiday weekend
© Malcolm Mackley
Salcombe Yawls on the Early May Bank Holiday weekend
© Michael Hicks
Salcombe Yawls on the Early May Bank Holiday weekend
© Malcolm Mackley
Salcombe Yacht Club Sailing Club Series Race 1
© Margaret Mackley
Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series Race 2
© Margaret Mackley
Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series Race 2
© Esther McLarty
Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 1
© Charlie & Helen Lloyd
Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 1
© Charlie & Helen Lloyd
Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 1
© Charlie & Helen Lloyd
Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Day 6
© Jayne Morris
Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Day 5
© Malcolm Mackley
Triple open meeting at Salcombe
© Malcolm Mackley
Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Day 2
© Malcolm Mackley
Salcombe YC's Bucket and Spade series goes out to sea
© Christine Sworder
Salcombe YC's Bucket and Spade series goes out to sea
© Christine Sworder
Salcombe YC's Bucket and Spade series goes out to sea
© Christine Sworder