Racing / RDYC




Welcome to the 2017 Sailing Programme and sailing events.

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Wednesday and Weekend Club Racing

The Wednesday club racing series follows its ever popular formula with three local businesses sponsoring these well supported series of evening races. Meanwhile the Pursuit Races on Saturday afternoons offer a gentler introduction to racing without the frenzy of a mass start, run as two concentrated series in May/June and in September.

Dartmouth Classics Weekend 2018

Racing in Start Bay on Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th . Feeder Race to Plymouth on Monday July 9th for the start of the Plymouth – Brest - La Rochelle Revival Race. Click here for more information

Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week

The Joint Regatta Sailing Committe, an association of RDYC, Dartmouth Yacht Club, and Dittisham Sailing Club, organises races for yachts, keelboats and dinghies as part of the town regatta held at the end of August.  For more information, see

The Medical Sailing Rally

The annual Medical Sailing Rally is a pursuit race open to any boat with a doctor, dentist, medical student, nurse or other health worker on board.


The South Devon Combined Yacht Clubs (an association of Royal Torbay, Brixham, Teign Corinthian, Salcombe and RDYC) offer some longer races and cruiser rallies from May to September for the more adventurous. The Gallon of Rum race to Brixham, the Yealm Race weekend and the Alderney Race is our contribution.


Crew members who regularly sail in the Club events and use the facilities are invited to become members of the Club as detailed on the RDYC Membership page of this website or at the Clubhouse.

All our club activities depend on an immense amount of work from volunteers, for which we are all grateful. Any club members who would like to help particularly with training and race support would be most welcome to speak to the Special Interest coordinators.


To maintain our good safety record, check the safety equipment on your boat is in working order and that you and your crew know where it is and how to use it. Show your crew the Safety Notice and have your copy of the Emergency Action Card readily available. Course and safety information will be broadcast on Channel M1 (Channel 37).


Are usually on the club website before the end of the day’s sailing

And finally …

Thanks to everyone who helps organise, run, feed and serve us on race days, to our advertisers and to all of you who compete to make it such an enjoyable experience.