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The English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, plays host to thousands of visitors, all of whom come for different reasons. With a variety of sporting events taking place throughout the year, it’s no surprise that many come to this spectacular setting to watch or take part in the sports they love.

From Hockey to Bowls

When it comes to sports events, Torquay and Paignton have well-facilitated venues that accommodate events on both land and sea. The regatta season is the high point of the maritime calendar, but there are plenty of events on land too. Every year Paignton hosts the Easter Hockey Festival where thousands of players descend to Goodrington to take part, and the popular English Riviera Dance Festival takes place at Paignton’s Palace Theatre. Torquay is the venue for the annual English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament., while June’s Torbay Half Marathon is a much more gruelling event that sees competitors race between Torquay and Paignton along the iconic seafront.

Football

Torquay United Football Club, a Football League 2 team, play their home matches at Plainmoor and the Devon Sharks, Torquay’s rugby league team, compete in the South Devon League.

For fun that the whole family can get involved in, check out the Babbacombe Festival. There you’ll find bowls matches, a display from the local cricket team and a traditional tug of war – all capped off with award-winning fish and chips from Hanbury’s Fish and Chips Restaurant.

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  1. Dip in Style followed by Afternoon Tea -The Grand Hotel

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    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    Dip in Style followed by Afternoon Tea at the Grand Hotel.

    Dates

    From:
    22 May 2014To31 Dec 2014
  2. K2 Team Racing Regatta

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    Competition/Game

    Location

    Brixham

    K2 Team Racing Regatta (keel dinghies)
    The K2 combines a low chine hull with lifting bulb keel to ensure high
    stability and great sailing performance in a modern user friendly design

    Dates

    From:
    27 Sep 2014To27 Sep 2014
  3. RYA South West Zone Junior Championship

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Paignton

    RYA South West Zone Junior Championship
    50 Junior sailors in Toppers and Optimist dinghies for selection to the various zone squads for the following year.

    Dates

    From:
    27 Sep 2014To28 Sep 2014
  4. Mud Run

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    Sporting

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    The Mud Run is an off road trail race over 5K or 10K and apart from the obvious mud, runners can expect to encounter small natural and man made obstacles along the way. It is once again being held at The River Dart Country Park

    Dates

    From:
    28 Sep 2014To28 Sep 2014
  5. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures

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    Sporting

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Whether you want to see top jump racing or just need a great business venue.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Sep 2014To29 Sep 2014
  6. Brixham Fish Market Tours 2014

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    Show/Display

    Location

    Brixham


     

    Brixham Fish Market tours – 2014

    Does your fish eating experience extend to just cod, haddock, salmon and mackerel? Then the Brixham Fish Market tour is for you, where you could see over 40 different types of fish at the auctions. Annually,...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2014To1 Oct 2014
  7. The River Dart Struggle

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Buckfastleigh

    The Totnes Raft Race, known as ' The River Dart Struggle ' will be held on Sunday, 5th October.
    It takes place along the river Dart starting at Dart Bridge, Buckfastleigh, and on through to Totnes, 14 kms away.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Oct 2014To5 Oct 2014
  8. Geopark Coastal Marathon

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Paignton

    Athletes can run half or full marathon distance along the SW Coastal path set in Torbay. Experience some of the most beautiful running in England, whilst navigating this stunning coast path around the Geopark.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Oct 2014To5 Oct 2014
  9. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures

    Add Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures to your Itinerary

    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    Newton Abbot is the leading summer jumping racecourse in the UK. Set in the rolling Devon countryside, you are guaranteed great racing and great fun. Whether you want to see top jump racing or just need a great business venue.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Oct 2014To10 Oct 2014
  10. 29er Grand Prix Sailing Event

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    29er Grand Prix Sailing Event
    (awaiting further details)

    Dates

    From:
    11 Oct 2014To12 Oct 2014
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