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Dartmouth Royal Regatta

  • 29 Aug 2018
  • 01 Sep 2018
  • Port of Dartmouth, Devon, England


  • Participation fees not known at this time (Jan 2016)

Registration is closed

SBA Members and Boats are invited to participate in the Dartmouth Royal Regatta


SBA coordinator is David Biss.

Event type 2 / DS

Key to event types

1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance; these events count towards the SBAS boiler test Discount Scheme.

3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

5 - for information only

PROVISIONAL Dartmouth Regatta SBA Programme 2018 (v1)

Wed 29th August – Sun 2nd September

Contact: Dave Biss

Boats Attending:

Max 8

Wednesday 29th Aug: HW 08:48 BST 4.8m            LW 14:24 BST 0.7m           HW 21:00 BST 5.0m

Launch from Totnes SBA time.

Note that we can use the public slipway at Totnes Steamer Quay (satnav TQ9 5AL) with secure car & trailer parking again this year for a donation to the RNLI.

Note that the tide is quite a severe spring tide.

Reception Drinks at Dartmouth (in Dartmouth Yacht Club adjacent to our moorings). Time to be confirmed.

Our berths are inside the pontoons, just above the lower car ferry (satnav TQ6 9BB)

Thursday 30th Aug: HW 09:18 BST 4.8m                   LW 15:00 BST 0.7m           HW 21:30 BST 5.0m

Eve excursion to the Maltsters Arms at Tuckenhay, top of Bow Creek (satnav TQ9 7EH)

Depart Dartmouth after 4pm to arrive with the tide about 6:30pm

Return with the tide, navigation lights & care!


21:00 Fireworks

Air displays may be added / changed at short notice

Friday 31st Aug: HW 09:54 BST 4.9m                          LW 15:36 BST 0.7m           HW 22:06 BST 4.9m

A.M. Brass polishing in preparation for judging of best steamboat by Nigel Way MBE.

Lunch & trophy award. Date & time TBC

P.M. Messing about on the river.


18:00 Air displays? TBC

Air displays may be added / changed at short notice

Saturday 1st Sept: HW 10:30 BST 4.7m                     LW 16:12 BST 1.0m           HW 22:48 BST 4.6m

A.M. Messing about on the river.

Approx 15:00. Parade of Classic Craft (including steam boats). Full details to be supplied.

Possible eve Meal before the fireworks?

Option to haul out on the eve tide.


18:00 Air displays? TBC

21:00 Fireworks

Air displays may be added / changed at short notice

Sunday 2nd Sept: HW 11:12 BST 4.5m                       LW 17:00 BST 1.3m           HW 23:36 BST 4.4m

Steam up to Totnes with the tide early morning.


As usual, this is a ‘pay as you go’ rally.

·         Totnes car/trailer/ (boat) storage in a locked & fenced compound is by donation to RNLI. Vehicles left at our own risk. Suggested donation is £20-£25 per boat either cash or cheque made out to RNLI.

(If using another slipway/storage please pay direct, as applicable).

·         Dartmouth Mooring fees & Harbour dues. This is TBC (we may get a discount).

Cost based on length of boat per night.


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