The 2013 Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta will be held on 24th – 26th May.

The Regatta has its roots in the Sailing Trawler races held in Torbay since the early 1800’s. In 1914, King George V presented the Perpetual Challenge Cup also popularly known as the ‘King George V Cup’ or the ‘Kings Cup’, to be raced for by Brixham registered sailing trawlers over 40 tons. This was competed for annually from 1919 until 1939 when the war ended racing, it was not re-started for almost 60 years. The Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta was revived by enthusiasts in 1997.   Under the organisation of the Heritage Sailing Committee, the event will once again be hosted by Brixham Yacht Club.

This year’s Regatta will see the participation of the Pilot Cutter Jolie Brise. The visit is to coincide with the unveiling in Brixham of a Blue Plaque to her former skipper Commander E.G. Martin. Apart from many other nautical accolades, he won the first Fastnet Race with Jolie Brise in 1925. The family of Commander Martin are very kindly donating a trophy to the Heritage Committee and this will be presented within the Regatta to the winner of the Pilot Cutters at the 2013 and future Regatta’s. We are therefore hoping to attract a number of Pilot Cutters to enter next year’s event.


Some of the times listed below may vary slightly to fit in with any revisions made by the Heritage Committee.

Regatta boats arrive in Brixham, (or earlier). As you go straight up the fairway towards Brixham Inner Harbour with the Marina on your left, you will see two pontoons in front of you, berthing in on the right hand ‘Town’ pontoon.

Passage sail in company from Dartmouth to Brixham – Suggested 1100 Start
(See the Sailing Instructions on the Entry Information page)

1700 – 1945 Water Shuttle from the Town Pontoon to Brixham Yacht Club/Bar opens 1700
(Please note that there is no return shuttle to the pontoon, it’s a 12 minute walk)

1700 – 1930 Regatta Registration on board Brixham Sailing Trawler ‘Vigilance’

2000 Complimentary Fish Supper at the Yacht Club for participating Skippers and Crews
There will also be a raffle during Friday and Saturday, draw on Saturday evening.


0830 – 1000 Pre-booked breakfasts at Brixham Yacht Club, (Subject to demand)
(Full English breakfast plus Tea or Coffee £4. 95)

Tea and Coffee available all day / Bar opens at 1200 until 2300, (or later)!

0830 – 0945 Water Shuttle from Town Pontoon to the Yacht Club
0900 – 1000 Regatta Registration at the Yacht Club
0930 Skippers briefing at the Yacht Club
Return Shuttle to the Town Pontoon once the briefing is finished
1130 Parade of Sail off the Breakwater
1245 Class 1 start
1310 / 1315 Class 2a / 2b start
1320 Class 3 start
1325 Class 4 start
1330 Class 5 start
1730 – 1845 Water Shuttle to the Yacht Club, (please note that there is no return shuttle)
1800 Sailing Suppers from 1800 until 2045, the club will be busy so first come first served !
1900 Prize giving at Yacht Club followed by Raffle Draw
2015 Live music and end of Regatta Party
2145 Fireworks on Brixham Harbour Middle Quay (time approximate)


1200­ – 1345 Sunday Lunches available in the Yacht Club, (booking essential)