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.



Christmas & New Year Bar Opening Hours
Normal Service until Sunday 21 December

Boxing Day 12:00 - 15:00
Sunday 28 December 12:00 - 15:00
New Year's Day 12:00 - 15:00

Friday 2 January - BAR CLOSED

First Sunday Lunch of 2015 will be Sunday 4 January

The Office will be closed from 22 December 2014 until Sunday 4 January 2015 inclusive.

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