|Open All Year|
|Royal Torbay Yacht Club (01/01/2013 - 31/12/2013)|
* The yacht club itself is open to members only, but the plaque marking the Agatha Christie connection can clearly be seen on the wall.
Royal Torbay Yacht Club
The Royal Torbay Yacht Club hosts many prestigious sailing championships including inter alia, the One Ton Cup and the Dragon World Championship and has managed to achieve a justified reputation (which it retains) as a leader in race management and organisation.
History of Royal Torbay Yacht Club
Since the Napoleonic Wars, leisure sailors have been competing in yacht races held in Torbay. However, the annual regatta had been running for 50 years, before a formal body was organised that would eventually take over the running of local maritime affairs. On 19th August 1863, twenty-three gentlemen, under the chairmanship of Sir Lawrence Palk, (Lord of the Manor) founded the Torbay and South Devon Club, initially for social rather than sailing purposes, then purchased premises on Beacon Hill (now the home of RTYC). The Torquay Yacht Club, with Sir Lawrence Palk as Commodore, was formed in 1875 and immediately obtained a warrant from Queen Victoria to become the Royal Torquay Yacht Club. This name was amended to the present-day Royal Torbay Yacht Club following a merger of the yacht club with the Torbay and South Devon Club in 1885.
Torbay Royal Yacht Club held its first regatta, distinct from Torbay Royal Regatta, 125 years ago in 1887 and also reaches another proud milestone in 2013 with a welcome message for members old and new in their special anniversary brochure: ‘The RTYC, is not just a yacht club, it is a way of life for those who enjoy the sea and great company! And it continues to be so after 150 Years‘
Agatha Christie’s father was a member of the RTYC. In the early 1900s, the clubhouse overlooked, what was then a ladies-only beach at Beacon Cove. Once, when Agatha was swimming in the cove, she was saved from drowning by a boatman.
Beacon Cove is a haven away from the main beach of Torquay and is close to Living Coasts, the...0.04 miles away
The hotel provided the inspiration for the Majestic Hotel in two of Christie's novels - Peril at...0.14 miles away
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and the English Riviera celebrated her centenary in...0.29 miles away
Travel back in time aboard 'Barnaby', a 1947 vintage bus that will take you on an authentic 'jiggle...0.32 miles away
Greenway Ferry & Pleasure Cruises offer a wide range of family trips which start in the English...0.4 miles away
The fascinating Torquay Museum will give you a real insight into the history of the English Riviera...0.46 miles away
Do not touch! is the warning for all visitors to the Potent Plants Garden at Torre Abbey. Discover...0.67 miles away
Agatha Christie was great friends with the Lucy family, who lived in Hesketh Crescent during her...0.71 miles away
This lovely little sandy beach lies to the south of Torre Abbey Sands, close to Abbey Meadows. With...0.76 miles away
Agatha Christie's honeymoon hotel.0.75 miles away
Drift back into the style and opulence of the Jazz Age as you retrace the steps of the world’s...0.77 miles away
Step through the ancient doors of Torre Abbey and uncover the story of one of the south west’s most...0.83 miles away
All Saints Church in Torre, Torquay, was designed by John Pearson and built with money donated by...1.06 miles away
Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top prehistory Stone Age caves with an extensive labyrinth of...1.22 miles away
A Blue Plaque on Barton Road, Torquay, marks the spot of Ashfield, Agatha Christie's childhood home.1.43 miles away
Between Torquay and Babbacombe sits Anstey’s Cove. Quiet, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, this...1.5 miles away