The Club was founded in 1905 and is situated on the site of the old railway station, Instow, near the confluence of the Taw and Torridge rivers.  With a 7m tidal range the estuary provides challenging sailing conditions for sailors of all experiences, within the Bideford Bar and beyond into the Bristol Channel.

The Club has a number of training boats ranging from Picos and Lasers to Wayfarers and two new Laser Bahias.  During the Season we run races most weekends, weather permitting! The Club hosts many national events and also training for Cadets and Adults. All sailors are welcome - even if you just fancy coming down for a chat and a beer.



The Annual General Meeting of the
North Devon Yacht Club
will be held at the Clubhouse on
Friday November 28th 2014 at 19:00


1. Apologies for absence.

2. Approval of the minutes of the 2013 AGM.

3. Matters arising.

4. Commodore’s Report.

5. Treasurer’s Report.

6. Appointment of Independent Examiners.

7. Membership Fees.

8. Election of Honorary Life Members.

9. Election of Flag Officers and General Committee for 2015.

Nominations for Flag Officers and Members of the General Committee 2015






Sir Richard Peek Bt

Joe Armstrong

Sam Heaton

Vice Commodore

Pete Ewing

Ian Hudson

Tim Gale

Rear Commodore

John Barnett

Tim Gale

Ian Hudson


Hon Treasurer

Ellie Price

Martin Chance

Ann Blackmore

Maintenance Officer

Nick Peace

Richard Stone

Pat Hughes

Boat Park Officer

Barry Vincent

Liylia Vincent

Joe Armstrong

Projects Officer

Philip Coles

Mike Hick

Peter Smith

Training Officer

Jacquie Willoughby

Liam Bunclark

Peter Ewing

Publicity Officer

Brenda Daly

Jacquie Willoughby

Liam Bunclark

Club Management

Ann Blackmore

Chris Fulford

Clive Pearson

Club Management

Mick Greener

Roger Murphy

Roy Bennett


The bar is now open Friday evenings 1900 - 2200 and Sunday lunchtimes 1200 - 1500, and for two hours after racing.  

Caroline is providing hot meals on the first two Sundays of the month only.

Update 23 September 2014

Following a recent survey mariners are advised that significant reduction in depths have been identified in the approaches to Bideford Bar resulting in a new bank forming on the leading line which dries at low water.

Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the area.



   Sir Richard Peek Bt
 Pete Ewing
 John Barnett

Thom Flaxman,
26 Oct 2012 01:23