Club Racing

Plymouth Yacht Racing

Racing Series

  • Dinghy Series

  • Match Racing

  • 1884 Series

  • St Malo Rally

  • Autumn Series

  • Icicle Series

  • Pantaenius Triangle Race

  • Wolf Rock Race

Yacht Racing For All

The club is steeped in history as a focal point for oceanic racing, but there is also a vibrant local racing community which needs well-organised, recreational racing that is FUN for everyone.

Yacht racing is a major part of our sailing calendar, with racing staged throughout the year from April to December. We try and make eligibility as all-inclusive as possible and are constantly reviewing the handicap bases to ensure as broader appeal as possible.

Our Racing Series

The 1884 Series runs on Wednesday nights from April to the end of August and is one of the most popular series of the programme. Starting at around 18:30hrs the race committee will run one or two races (depending on the wind) with a choice of windward/leeward or ‘round the cans’ courses.

Autumn Series and Icicle Series are run from September to the end of the year, on Sunday mornings. The race committee will again try to provide two races per day, but finishing early enough to get you back for a hearty carvery lunch at the club.

Longer distance weekend racing takes place over the summer months and includes such gems as the Triangle Race – Plymouth to Falmouth – to Fowey, and back to Plymouth. A great way to kick the season off on the May Bank Holiday! The St Malo Rally is a fun way to allow racers to race, but include cruisers, who can cross the channel in company, yet in good time to sample French cuisine.

Championships and other events are held throughout the summer. RWYC is proud to have a track record for running top class championships for J24’s, J70’s Seascapes and the IRC South West fleet. The venue is fantastic both on and off the water for such events, but book early before the calendar fills up.

Dinghy racing is making a come-back in Plymouth, after many years of struggling with low numbers. The winter Dinghy Series has gathered a reputation for fun weekend sailing, starting in September and running through to March. The series has attracted a large range of dinghies from small single-handers (Toppers) to foiling Moths. Saturday afternoons in Plymouth Sound is the place to be for great fun and spectacular sailing.

The club also partakes in the Final Fling – part of the roving dinghy series held throughout the South West. This year the event will be held in mid-October. Other dinghy events, like BUSA Fleet racing have found Plymouth a great spot for Championships and we hope to attract many of the old favourites such as Scorpions, Albacore and Fireballs back to our waters before long.