Share in the British Sailing Team’s Olympic success at Dartmouth Royal Regatta

Fresh from their success representing Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics, the British Sailing Team is heading to Dartmouth Royal Regatta to share their success. With a fantastic haul of three gold medals and one silver medal, the sailors are looking forward to celebrating with visitors to the Regatta, one of the UK’s most historic and celebrated sailing events.

On Saturday 27th August the Regatta will officially welcome the sailors home and you will have the chance to meet the team, see the medals, have your photo taken with the sailors and show your support for their achievements.

Meet the British Sailing Team – Saturday 27th August.

2.30pm - Exclusive Meet and Greet

Local sailors and youngsters have been invited by the Royal Dartmouth Regatta to an exclusive meet and greet event at the Dartmouth Yacht Club, hosted by BBC Commentator and double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson OBE. They will have the opportunity to meet the Olympic British Sailing Team sailors, ask questions and learn more about the racing in Rio. 

4pm – British Sailing Team Mainstage Appearance

Come and learn more about the British Sailing Team’s Olympic experiences and see their medals. Shirley Robertson will also be hosting the mainstage show. After the show you are invited up onto the mainstage to meet the sailors, to see and touch the Olympic medals and get autographs from the greatest names in British sailing.
Royal Dartmouth Regatta Bandstand, Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth, TQ6 9PQ

6pm - RDYC to chat to competeing race crews

Our Olympic Sailors will also be at RDYC from 18.00 on Saturday as our sailors come off the water after the day's racing. Come and chat to them informally as you unwind at the Club before the prizegiving

Free WIFI courtesy of Volvo

Our fantastic principle sponsor Volvo Cars have organized free Wifi to help the sailors stay connected when they return to shore. Simply visit or be near to the Volvo V90 in Darthaven Marina and search for “VolvoSensus” in your WIFI settings provided courtesy of Volvo.
Volvo Sensus Connect  –  Designed around keeping you connected


Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

Full details of all events at The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta 2016 can be found on the official website here


We are grateful to Peter Newton Photography, Mike Green (Junior Dinghies) and Oliver Hayes (Senior Dinghies) for the photographs on this site. For more details for 2014 please click here and for 2015 please click here


Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week 2016

Click on the links below for the relevant Sailing Instructions 2016

Junior & Senior Dinghies
August 20 - 23
Passage Race
August 24
Yachts & Keelboats
August 25 - 28

White Sail Event
August 27

Gaff Rigged Boats
August 27 & 28


Junior Dinghies

The Junior Results can be found here and a few photos of the fun on Day 1 here and on Day 3 here. Many thanks to Volvo Cars for sponsoring this exciting racing for our youngsters

'Seas the Day'

New for 2016!! 'Seas the Day' - our new daily regatta newsletter written by our very own reporter, Emily
Click here for our first edition and here for the second. 
Emily, will continue to 'round up' and publish any exciting, thrilling or sheer ludicrous highlights each day. So whether it be on or off the water please let Emily have your stories and photos. She will be around and about at RDYC and Darthaven Marquee as we come off the water, during prize givings and in the evenings. If you can't find her then please send email to

Latest News

Sailing Instructions Amendments 1 - 6 inclusive click here

Enter The White Sail Event here and for more details see here

For details of events, programme and prizegivings click here

For latest information on berthing please click here

Sailing Instructions are now on line here

Crew search now available. Click here for details

For information on parking and getting around during Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week click here




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