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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. Powerboat and Water Ski Racing

    Powerboat and Water Ski Racing

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    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    The SWASC Regional Open Water Ski Racing event will take place on Sunday 29th May 2016. These fast boats towing skiers will race around a set course to the South of Torquay Harbour.

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2016To29 May 2016
  2. The Devon Soccer Challenge

    The Devon Soccer Challenge

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    Competition/Game

    Location

    Paignton

    The Devon Soccer Challenge has developed an enviable reputation as one of the most organised and successful football tournaments in the South. Much research has gone in to finding the right football venue to stage the tournament

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2016To30 May 2016
  3. Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta

    Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham

    The Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta has its roots in the Sailing Trawler races that have been held in Torbay since the early 1800’s. In 1914, King George V presented the Perpetual Challenge Cup also popularly known as the 'King George V Cup'

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2016To29 May 2016
  4. River Dart Canoe Expedition

    River Dart Canoe Expedition

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham

    This exciting expedition is perfect for all abilities - canoes and an instructor are provided. Learn a great new skill and find out all about the River Dart and its flora and fauna.

    Dates

    From:
    30 May 2016To30 May 2016
  5. Brixham Fish Market Tours 2016

    Brixham Fish Market Tours 2016

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Brixham

    Brixham Fish Market tours – 2016

     

    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....

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jun 2016To1 Jun 2016
  6. RS Aero Dinghy National Championships

    RS Aero Dinghy National Championships

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    RS Aero Dinghy National Championships
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    Dates

    From:
    2 Jun 2016To5 Jun 2016
  7. Blaze National Championships

    Blaze National Championships

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    Competition/Game

    Location

    Paignton

    Blaze National Championships
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    Dates

    From:
    3 Jun 2016To5 Jun 2016
  8. DAAT One Mile Swim

    DAAT One Mile Swim

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    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Paignton

    This fantastic event is raising funds equally for Devon Air Ambulance Trust and the Torbay Surf Life Savers Club.

    The One Mile Sea Swim course is in a horseshoe starting and finishing at Broadsands Beach, Paignton.

    Only £20 to enter.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Jun 2016To5 Jun 2016
  9. Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2016

    Newton Abbot Racing Fixtures 2016

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    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 Jun 2016To10 Jun 2016
  10. Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Walls Hill Nature Walk

    Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust - Walls Hill Nature Walk

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    Type

    Sporting

    Location

    Torquay

    Walk with a Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust ranger and learn more about the rare wildflowers and butterflies that live on Torbay’s coastal slopes! Walls Hill is a protected Site of Special Scientific Interest. All ages welcome.

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jun 2016To11 Jun 2016
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