Royal Torbay Yacht Club

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12 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BH
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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

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.

Opening Times

2019 - opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Usual Office Hours January - December Monday - Saturday 0900 - 1300 hours

Bar Opening Times Lunchtime- Mondays to Saturdays - 1200 - 1430 hours
Sundays - 1200 - 1600

Restaurant Opening Times Lunchtime - Mondays to Saturdays - 1200 - 1400 hour

Events

6th May 2019 - 6th May 2019

Torbay Paddleboard Regatta 2019 Logo, Torquay, DevonTorbay Paddleboard RegattaOPEN TO ALL! Enjoy family fun in the sun at Torbay's very first paddleboard regatta! Featuring races for Juniors, Women and Men. After the festivities on the water, join in the after-party at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club with an included BBQ for all competitors, ice-cold drinks, Live Music from...
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25th May 2019 - 28th May 2019

Fireball National ChampionshipFireball National Championship Approximately 50 Dinghies racing off Torquay. Why Sail a Fireball? Probably the highest performance dinghy that just about anyone can sail in almost any wind strength, on any style of race course, on virtually any stretch of water. Ideal for mixed crews, inland...
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22nd June 2019 - 29th June 2019

Squib Fleet, Torquay, DevonSquib National ChampionshipSquib National Championship over 70 keelboats expected The National Squib is a one design racing keelboat, originally designed by Oliver Lee in 1967. The class association has over 600 members. There are around 30 fleets in the UK and Ireland, racing at club, regional and national levels, on...
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5th July 2019 - 7th July 2019

Laser Master NationalsLaser Master Nationals over 100 adult dinghies expected The Laser is the most popular sailing dinghy that has ever been produced. There are now over 200,000 boats world-wide. At the highest level it is an Olympic class for single handed men and women and the UK has a very good standing within the...
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30th July 2019 - 2nd Aug 2019

4000 Class Eurocup, Torquay, Devon4000 Class Eurocup4000 Class Eurocup This is the first time the 4000 Class has been held in the UK and they are coming to Torquay, great news!  We can expect between 35 and 40 boats from the UK, Belgium, France and Italy. They are High performance dinghies and very exciting to watch. The UK 4000 Class have held...
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4th Aug 2019 - 8th Aug 2019

20th June 2020 - 21st June 2020

RS 200 NationalsRS 200 NationalsRS 200 Nationals
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17th Aug 2019 - 17th Aug 2019

Torbay Royal Regatta Rowing EventsTorbay Royal Regatta Rowing Events - launching from Torre Abbey Sands West of England Rowing Races. Seafront Torquay For further information contact www.torquayrowingclub.co.uk Rowing was a very popular sport in the second half of the 19th Century - with much more spectator interest than today with...
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22nd Aug 2019 - 26th Aug 2019

21st Aug 2020 - 24th Aug 2020

Torbay Royal Regatta, Torquay, DevonTorbay Royal RegattaTORBAY ROYAL REGATTA 2019 August 24th to 26th over the Bank Holiday Weekend Three great days of racing for IRC and Cruiser Classes, Sportsboats, PY Dinghies and Junior Classes with racing taking place on the fine sailing waters of Torbay on the English Riviera. The Regatta Notice of Race is now...
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23rd Aug 2019 - 26th Aug 2019

J70 National ChampionshipJ70 National Championship 50 keelboats 2019 J/70 World Championships in the UK at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. The 2017 World Championships had 175 entries and places will be limited for 2019. Qualification for up to 20 UK members can be achieved by through the 2018 J/70 UK Grand Slam Series
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24th Aug 2019 - 26th Aug 2019

Sailing at Torbay Royal Regatta, Torquay, DevonSailing at Torbay Royal RegattaTorbay Royal Regatta has been taking place for over 200 years and is one of the highlights of the sailing and social scene in Torquay, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. As one of the premier sailing regattas in the South West, the event remains as popular as ever and this year promises to be...
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30th Aug 2019 - 5th Sept 2019

J70 World Championship, Torquay, DevonJ70 World Championship70 World Championship 125 keelboats expected  2019 J/70 World Championships in the UK at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club.  The 2017 World Championships had 175 entries and places will be limited for 2019.  Qualification for up to 20 UK members can be achieved by through the 2018 J/70 UK Grand Slam...
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28th Sept 2019 - 29th Sept 2019

29er Grand Prix29er GP For further information contact admin@rtyc.org or visit www.rtyc.org
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2nd Aug 2020 - 7th Aug 2020

Firefly National Championships, Torquay, DevonFirefly National ChampionshipFirefly National Championship The Firefly is one of the strongest two person racing fleets in the UK. Important facts you need to know about the Firefly include:- The Firefly is the one of the cheapest two person dinghies in the UK, race-ready secondhand boats can be picked up for under £1000 and...
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Directions

Road Directions

Follow the A3022 signposted Torquay Seafront. Follow this road until you reach the Clock Tower on Torquay Harbourside. Turn right into Victoria Parade. The Torbay Royal Yacht Club is situated at the end of this road.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest bus stop is Torquay Harbourside. Most buses stop here.

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