Sailing at Babbacombe
We sail in the spectacular amphitheatre of Babbacombe Bay. The beaches of Oddicombe and Babbacombe are overlooked by the high grassy esplanade of Babbacombe Downs. Our beach clubhouse can be reached by road or more scenically by the Babbacombe Cliff Railway.
The sailing waters are usually calm as the prevailing south-westerlies blow over the Downs across the bay, however Oddicombe can become a ‘high energy’ beach when easterly winds generate more wavy conditions.
Our sailing season starts in the Spring and we run several trophy series races between April and September however this year we have extended our sailing season and will continue sailing as far into winter that weather allows. Club sailing is held on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings.
When racing we normally sail two races back-to-back around a triangular course. We currently race in two fleets; Mixed Handicap and the two-person Tasar. We also have an active junior section who also compete in their own race.
Our mixed fleet contains Picos, Fevas, Teras, Lasers, Laser 2000s and others, all of which sail under the PY Handicap system.
We also run social sailing sessions and day-sailing outings as an alternative to club racing.
New sailors are always welcome and we can offer training courses and opportunities to crew with our regular sailors. There are boats for hire, boats for sale, and space in the boat park if you bring your own!
To get in contact with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to pop down in one of our sailing sessions for a chat.