Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta
27th – 28th May 2017
The Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta has its roots in the Sailing Trawler races that have been held in Torbay since the early 1800’s. In 1914, King George V presented the Perpetual Challenge Cup also popularly known as the ‘King George V Cup’ or the ‘Kings Cup’, to be raced for by Brixham registered sailing trawlers over 40 tons. This was competed for annually from 1919 until 1939 when the war ended racing and sailing trawlers were rapidly being retired. Racing did not resume after the War, but the Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta was revived by enthusiasts in 1997.
The dates for the 2017 Heritage Sailing Regatta are Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May. Consequently, Regatta arrivals can be on the Friday or Saturday with the Fish Supper, Festivities and Fireworks on the Saturday evening and the Skippers Briefing, Regatta, Prize Giving, Raffle and possibly Live Music on the Sunday. It also leaves the Bank Holiday Monday free for crews to sail home. It will be a very similar proven format to 2016.
This quirky race is when Brixhams Modern working fishing fleet lets its hair down.
Skippers dress the boats with bunting and battle it out with two-lap race around the Bay and fun and festivities on the quayside all raising money for local charities.
The winner is not always the first across the line as there is a very strict handicapping system.
Torbay Royal Regatta 2017
The Torbay Royal Regatta runs from Saturday 19th to Tuesday 22nd August followed by the Torbay Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge Cup Pursuit races on Wednesday 23rd.
It promises to be another great occasion with a Laser Traveller event already signed up as part of the Dinghy fleet
Help us to build on the success of the last two years by making a note in your diary now and spreading the word amongst your friends in other clubs and classes.
Funfair August 23rd – 28th:
Arrival of Rowlands Funfair to Torre Abbey Meadows
Pub and Club Rowing August 24th:
Pub and Club Rowing Regatta Races at 3.00pm., from the Harbourside.Come and see the crews in action.
Sailing August 20th – 23rd:
Racing will take place over four days for all yachts, sports boats, dinghy and junior classes between Saturday 20th to Tuesday 23rd August.
Torbay Regatta 10k 6.00pm.
Fireworks 9.30pm at Corbyn Head.
Water Ski Display 7.00pm.
Best vantage points: Princess Pier and seafront.
Sailing Race 10.30am.
Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge Cup Pursuit Race for all classes on Wednesday 26th August.
To see a full list of Regatta events visit the Torbay Royal Regatta website.