Set Sail with the Dartmouth Classic Weekend!

Published: Friday 8th Jun 2018

The summer is fast approaching... How exciting! The Blueriver team are hard at work in our Dartmouth, Torquay, Salcombe and Kingsbridge offices to make sure that you have an unforgettable summer of fun in South Devon. And with the Dartmouth Classic Weekend 2018 just on the horizon, what a great way to kick off the Summer season on the water!

What is it?

Taking place from 6-8 July, the weekend is a biannual event sailed under the joint flags of the Royal Dart Yacht Club and the British Classic Yacht Club.

What can you expect to see?

With several classes of classic yachts racing and displaying over the weekend, it's sure to be an interesting and thrilling watch both for those taking part in the event, and the gathering onlookers too. Whether you're after the parade of boats on Sunday 8th July or you're looking for the thrills of the first races on Saturday 7th over in Start Bay, yachting and water sports enthusiasts will be in their element.

Sounds great, but I don't know much about classic yachts...

Don't worry if you don't know everything - a full commentary can be heard over the Public Address system, giving a fascinating overview of the history of the classic yachts taking part. Some have even had whole books published about them, but don't worry - they won't be reading it all out aloud! We recommend catching it on the South Embankment - from there you're within earshot of the commentary, but you'll be sure of a good view too!

If you would like to learn more about the event, feel free to get in touch with the Royal Dart Yacht Club at

See you there!