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

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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20th June 2020 - 21st June 2020

RS 200 NationalsRS 200 NationalsRS 200 Nationals
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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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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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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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