Hundreds of Devon’s sailors turn out for the River Exe Regatta

KOR News - 3 July 2018

Hundreds of sailors took to the waters of the River Exe for the annual celebration of sailing, the River Exe Regatta.

18 races took place on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th, with sailors from Exe, Lympstone and Topsham Sailing Clubs, Starcross Yacht Club and Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club putting their skills to the test.

The two-day event saw more than 80 vessels competing up and down the River Exe, from the waters at the top of the river right down to Exmouth beach.

As well as all the activity on the water, there were celebrations ashore with a Caribbean Party Night at Topsham Sailing Club on Saturday, featuring live music from Devon-based new wave reggae/dub band, The Barefoot Bandit.

Young sailors were challenged to a ‘Swallows and Amazons’ treasure hunt at the top of the river, followed by a water fight, and sailors who fancied a more leisurely sail took part in a dinghy cruise on Sunday afternoon.

Peter Williams, Commodore of Topsham Sailing Club, this year’s host club, said:

This year’s Regatta was once again a fantastic celebration of sailing and all that the sport encompasses. It is always enjoyable working alongside our neighbouring clubs to put on such a successful weekend of sailing for all our members and friends to enjoy.
The event couldn’t take place without the hard work of the committee and members at all the clubs, as well as the support from all our sponsors, so I would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts.”

For more information about the Regatta and for race results, visit

Latest news

KOR News

The owner of Queen’s Award-winning, Devon-based “LittlePod” which exports its real vanilla products worldwide, has...

11 April 2019

KOR News

A consortium of Dartmoor farmers has signed its first major supermarket deal with Morrisons to stock Dartmoor lamb. T...

31 January 2019

KOR News

An Exeter start-up company is working with regional and national experts on a project aiming to help cut CO2 emissions i...

8 November 2018

KOR News

Two alpaca farmers from Ilfracombe have transformed a disused, centuries-old threshing barn into luxury, disabled-friend...

26 September 2018

© 2019 KOR Communications

The West Wing

Old Broadclyst Station


Devon EX5 3AS

De Beauvoir Block

92-96 De Beauvoir Road

London N1 4EN

Accept Cookies

This website uses cookies to help us know a little bit about you, how you use our website and improve the browsing experience. Manage cookies.