A Brand New Name... for A Very Old Sailing Regatta
If you're viewing this website, you're probably already planning to race competitively in 2015. In which case, make sure it's at Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week - a new name for what is unarguably one of the UK's oldest sailing regatta.
First held on the River Dart in 1822, Queen Victoria granted the town regatta its royal charter in 1856, apparently because she'd enjoyed her visit so much. Presumably, in this instance, she was amused so, since then, we've always aimed to amuse and to make sure we're one of the most fun events on the UK regatta circuit, on shore as well as off.
Apart from some fine sailing in Start Bay and on the beautiful River Dart itself, shore-side there's all the fun of the fair, from the Regatta Ball to The Red Arrows' air displays, spectacular fireworks in the evening and, of course, a warm welcome from the three organising clubs: Royal Dart Yacht Club (race HQ) Dartmouth Yacht Club & Dittisham Sailing Club.
For 2015, there'll be around 300 boats competing in almost 50 races for IRC and Byron handicap classes, Keelboats, hi-tech Sportsboats and of course Junior & Senior Dinghies. We also hope entry numbers will support one design classes for J109's, J24's and National Squibs.
All of which means that, along with new trapezoid courses and several other improvements as a result of feedback from our recent competitors' survey, 2015 is your year to enter what's now arguably the UK's newest Royal Regatta.
Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week
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Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week 2015
Junior & Senior Dinghies
August 22 - 25
Yachts & Keelboats
August 27 - 30
August 27 - 28
White Sail Event
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
For full details of all events at The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta 2015 click here
It is with regret that we announce that the J70 National Championship will not now be part of this year’s Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week. This has been a difficult decision for the Class Association and Key Yachting and is very simply the result of not being able to find appropriate accommodation for all the J70 crews: testament to the competition for such accommodation and the requirement for prospective entrants to book early for 2016! We wish the J 70 class every success for the future and hope they enjoy their Nationals in their chosen venue.