The Regatta rowing and sailing are at the absolute core of our event. The first recorded Regatta held on the River Dart at Dartmouth in 1822 was noted to include a rowing race for six-oared gigs ‘for which Dartmouth is very famous’ – according to the Exeter Flying Post. It was then and still is, fiercely competitive and the highlight of many visitors and locals calendar.

For all sailing information please click on the link below under Sailing. The rowing programme will be printed nearer the time with the complete details of races, and please, please buy a Regatta Souvenir Programme!

The Sailing Headquarters will be in the Royal Dart Yacht Club, Kingswear. Tel: 01803 752496


Dartmouth Sailing Week is recognised as one of the premier regattas on the South Coast combining demanding sailing in Start Bay with the attraction of the historic port of Dartmouth. The Regatta attracts around 150 entries comprised of yachts, keelboats, gaffers and dinghies and is organised by the Joint Regatta Sailing Committee (JRSC). The JRSC pools resources from the Royal Dart Yacht Club (RDYC), Dartmouth Yacht Club (DYC) and Dittisham Sailing Club (DSC) to run two dinghy regattas on the river and yacht racing in the bay.


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