Grow Newsdesk | Jan 27, 2020 | 0
Exe Regatta Is Now Open For Entries!
With over 100 boats and crews likely to sign up to take part in the 2019 Exe Regatta, this annual event celebrates all that is good about life around the Exe Estuary. 5 clubs join together in months of planning to entice sailors from across Devon to take part in races for yachts, dinghies and catamarans. This year for the first time, a fishing competition is being hosted by Starcross Fishing & Cruising Club.
Vyv Game, Commodore at Starcross Yacht Club, commented:
“We’re delighted to encourage people to take part, whether they are racing, fishing, taking part in our new boat building competition for the under 16s or just watching events from the shore.”
Started as a way of getting the clubs to share resources and race together, the Exe Regatta is now poised to become one of the biggest Regattas in the South West. Lesley Anderson of Hedgerow Marketing, media partners for Exe Regatta, said:
“The Exe is a difficult estuary to sail on with fast moving tides and unpredictable winds making for some challenging sailing.”
2019 sees St Peters School, Lympstone and Wilkinson Grant Estate Agents joining the Gold sponsors for the first time, while Tozers Solicitors are Gold sponsors for the 4th year running, along with Exe Sails & Covers .
The Exe Regatta runs over June 8th & 9th 2019 and this year offers races to dinghies, cruisers and multi-hulls including an off-shore race for the multi-hulls.
Vyv Game said:
“This is a fairly unique opportunity for a wide mix of sailors to come together and enjoy being on the Exe, have some fun competing in their class and of course, come along to the Saturday night BBQ and party.”
Each club takes it in turn to host the event which allows each club to stamp its mark on the Regatta – including deciding the sailing programme. This year it is Starcross Yacht Club acting as official host with Lympstone Sailing Club hosting the socials and prize giving.