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 early Spring, and we run several trophy series races between April and September, with individual trophy races along the way. We also mix up our racing with social sailing sessions, improvement training and the occasional passage race and picnic cruise. Club sailing is held on Tuesday evenings, Sunday mornings and also Friday evenings for Junior Sailing.
A highlight is our Babbacombe Regatta which we hold annually over a weekend in June. Steep in history, this is one of the first recorded regattas held in the UK dating back to the 1820s. Club members and sailors from other clubs enjoy the competition and social events this event brings.
When club racing, racing we usually 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.
We sail a mix of double and single handers, all of which sail under the PY Handicap system.
New sailors are always welcome and we can offer training courses and opportunities to crew with our regular sailors. We have boats for hire, boats for sale, and space in the boat park if you want to bring your own!
To get in contact with us please email email@example.com or feel free to pop down in one of our sailing sessions for a chat.