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General Boards => General National 12 chat => Topic started by: David Copse on April 10, 2018, 06:48:34 AM

Title: Salcombe
Post by: David Copse on April 10, 2018, 06:48:34 AM
Morning all,
Rowan and I are thinking of going to Salcombe for the GUL event in May but have never been before (and have heard mixed reviews concerning sailing there). Would it be possible to provide some guidance with regards to where we launch, store the boat when not sailing and any recommended campsites / B&Bs please? I acknowledge that we may be a bit late organizing accommodation, which may ultimately decide whether we go  :(

Many thanks,
David
Title: Re: Salcombe
Post by: David Greening on April 10, 2018, 03:43:16 PM
As a lifetime dinghy racer at Salcombe, I accept that sailing here can be a bit like Marmite, and strangely addictive, however it is never short on interest.

Sailing and launching is from the Batson Boatpark.  SYC usually try and set up a deal with the Harbour for competitors.

http://www.salcombeinformation.co.uk/ can provide you with lists of B&B's and Campsites.

Higher Rew Farm Campsite is owned and run by the Squires who have more than a passing interest in National 12s

http://www.higherrew.co.uk/

But it is 10 minute drive out of Salcombe.

Hope that this helps.
Title: Re: Salcombe
Post by: David Copse on April 10, 2018, 08:11:09 PM
Hi David,

Thank you, that was very helpful.

David
Title: Re: Salcombe
Post by: alann on April 12, 2018, 02:43:42 PM
Hi David
I normally book a cottage on the Thursday
Threw coast and country cottages that way I
can see what the weather is doing they have
Always found me something
Alan
Title: Re: Salcombe
Post by: Helen Lloyd on April 15, 2018, 06:45:49 PM
We welcome you to Salcombe! The sailing can be hugely varied, tidal, pretty, fast, drifty super planes in 'the bag' and sometimes seaward sailing but never dull. Launch is from Batson about a 10 min sail to the start line. We will be at Batson.  The accommodation recommendations provided so far are sound. Last year the club was under new management (which didn't last but has now stabilized ) and is acutely aware that the offer to the 12 fleet fell short of expectations in 2017. The local 12 fleet are working with the club to do better this time and I'll keep you posted. I didn't want to make false promises after last year so thought it better to wait til we had a firm plan.  Para-docs. 
Title: Re: Salcombe
Post by: Jayne Morris on April 20, 2018, 04:24:33 PM
We are looking forward to welcoming you all to SYC. With the sun shining this week the beaches are golden and the sea is very definately azure blue!We welcome you to enter this forthcoming  Open Meeting via our website. At the time of booking your entry you will also be able to book a Sailors Supper on Saturday 5th May. The Cost will be 12 for Fish Pie or Lasagne with French Fries and Salad &  ice cream with u12 year olds half price. It will be in the dining room where there will also be a family quiz on a nautical theme.
On Sunday you will have the option of ordering a picnic platter which will be taken to Smalls Beach.
For those that have been to SYC before we are sure you will be impressed with our new Chef!