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 Lunch 13 December 2015

£15 a head.  Start time 13:00


  • Classic Prawn cocktail

  • Roasted squash with goats cheese and pomegranate (v)

All served with a selection of bread and butter on the table


  • Traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings

  • Aubergine 5 nut roast (v)

All served with fresh vegetables and roast potatoes


  • Petit mont blanc (meringue topped with candied chestnut and a mascarpone cream)

All served with double or clotted cream.

Please book via the Secretary noting menu choices.

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.


   Sir Richard Peek Bt
 Pete Ewing
 John Barnett

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