Salcombe RS Aero Open - Salcombe YC, Devon, UK
Salcombe RS Aero Open,
We look forward to visiting Salcombe's magical Devonshire venue and its beautiful yet challenging race course again for another enchanting weekend in 2021.
To combine the best features of the worlds most iconic sailing harbours - Sydney, San Fran and a dash of Sardinia's Porto Cervo shaken into the mix could produce Salcombe on the English Riviera! Funnelling breezes, awesome backdrops, challenging tides, a balmy micro climate and the ever present potential for a mighty apres sail!
Championship courses in open water are one good test of racing skills. However, sailing on Salcombe's ria valley with the intrigue of tricky tides and swirling breezes under high headlands presents a whole new game of sailor cunning and intuition! The chances are that every one might get to lead at some point whilst we tide cheat along the shoreline, which all then fuels the bar talk later too! The beautiful backdrop and lovely town makes for a weekend to remember and we look forward to our return!
Online Entry, Dinner Booking, NoR & SIs: via SYC website
(Create an account, then click; Book Online>Open Meetings)
Car Parking: Creek Car Park, Salcombe, TQ8 8DU
Launch & Boat Parking: Batson Public Slipway at Creek Car Park.
Format: 4 races, 2 each day held back to back. A mix of windward/leewards and tours of the harbour!
Check out the photos and reports from when the RS Aero Class racing during our events at Salcombe in 2018 and 2020.
Cliff House, Cliff Rd, Salcombe TQ8 8JQ
Batson Public Slipway at Creek Car Park (TQ8 8DU) at the northern edge of Salcombe is where launching, boat storage, car parking and the race briefing all usually place.
Salcombe Yacht Club is a pleasant 15 minute walk through Salcombe and the SYC start line is a transit across the estuary next to the club.
There are numerous B&Bs, Hotels and AirBnBs in Salcombe but it can be a sought after destination and availability may be limited so do book early!
If you are up for camping or campervanning there is a nice local site at Higher Rew; http://www.higherrew.co.uk/