Saltash Sailing Club has plenty to offer the yacht racing fraternity in the South West of England.


Situated on the banks of the river Tamar just south of the Tamar Bridge and the Brunel Railway Bridge the Club has a wide range of events to cater for all types of yacht racing.

The Sailing Club has many years of experience in running all sorts of races. We have a very experienced officer-of-the-day and line crews. Officers at the Club concerned with Yacht racing:

Mr Neil Trathen – Rear Commodore Sailing

Mr Phil Hooper – Yacht Captain.


The Club holds handicap races for the following –

IRC racing for yachts with a current IRC certificate (obtainable from RORC).

Club Handicap  racing for yachts using the local handicapping system based on RYA NHC.

One design racing in J24s.

Detailed below are the races organised by Saltash Sailing Club:

New Years Day Race – a short race in the river Tamar for the hardy racers who like to use their boats in the winter months, followed by après-sail in the Clubhouse.

The Thursday night series – 3 series of races within the river Tamar usually lasting 2 to 3 hours. Each series is 7 or 8 races with trophies awarded for places in each series and overall places. Again followed by après-sail in the Clubhouse.

The Spring series – a series of 4 races over courses in Plymouth sound on consecutive Saturdays in April. (The après-sail in the Clubhouse includes live bands).

The Plymouth to Fowey Race organised in conjunction with the Plym Yacht Club as part of the PPSA Ullmans Plymouth Yacht Series. This takes place over a weekend in early June.

Match racing for the Commodores Cup.

The Saltash Sailing Club Autumn Series – a series of races run on a Sunday mornings from September to October within the Tamar river.

Further details of all these races and entry forms can be obtained from the Saltash Sailing Club Racing Instructions booklet online within this website or a hard copy available from the Clubhouse.

Phil Hooper

Yacht Captain 2017/8