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Plymouth Regatta will take place over the 15th to 17th July.
During the event we will be hosting the national championships for the Seascape 18s, Sports Boats, HP30s and the Devon Yawls.  Additionally the J24 fleet will be using the regatta as a ‘tune-up’ prior to their Europeans that are to be held in Plymouth during August.
This year the Plym Yacht Club will host racing for the port’s Cruiser fleet and White Sail fleets starting and finishing their races from the Plym YC club line off the end of Mountbatten breakwater. Their racing will be ‘round the cans’ with 6 races planned for the Cruisers and 2 races planned for the White Sail fleets.
Inside the Sound but starting and finishing from a committee boat will be racing for the Devon Yawls and Squibs. These races will be around laid marks and 5 races are planned over two days sailing either ‘windward leeward’ or ‘sausage triangle’ courses.
Inside or outside the sound will be the Seascape 18s, Sports boats, HP30s and J24s. these races will be “windward leeward” courses around laid marks and 11 races are planned over the 3 days.
The Plym YC will host early evening socials for their Cruiser and White Sail fleets directly after racing at their recently refurbished club in Oreston.
Regatta headquarters will again be the Royal Western YC and the Tavy Tars sea shanty band is booked for the Saturday night of the regatta. The RWYC will be open all day throughout the event for regatta followers. The club will host the daily prize giving and final event prize giving on Sunday afternoon.
During the event the regatta village at the Royal Western YC will be open throughout offering plenty of entertainment and a focal point to everyone.
Taking place at the same time south of the main Plymouth Sound breakwater over a 3 day period (15th – 17th), will be the IRC South Western Championships hosted by the RWYC. Evening socials and final event prize giving will be combined with the Plymouth Regatta events making for a great social occasion for all participants families and friends.

Tom Gruitt Photography