Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta

When: May 27, 2017 – May 28, 2017 all-day
Where: Brixham Yacht Club, Overgang, Brixham, Torbay TQ5 8AP, UK

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[...]

When:
May 27, 2017 – May 28, 2017 all-day
2017-05-27T00:00:00+01:00
2017-05-29T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
Brixham Yacht Club
Overgang
Brixham, Torbay TQ5 8AP
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta
07990 591126
Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta @ Brixham Yacht Club | Brixham | United Kingdom

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.