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When Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Chichester, Bart., was appointed as the first Commodore of the Taw and Torridge Sailing Club in August 1905 the original Taw and Torridge One-Designs were built locally at a cost of £24 complete with sails. 

NDYC Sailing in the Thirties

The Club only became The North Devon Yacht Club after the Second World War. The Club buildings used today were officially opened by Owen Aisher, President of the RYA, in April 1972. The full story of the Club’s history can be found in the late Peggy Lines' publication “I’m On Starboard” and recently a video tape has been produced.  Peggy kindly gave her permission for the book to be made available online.

Chart of the Estuary dated 1832

I'm On Starboard!

Taw & Torridge One Designs sailing of Instow in the 1930's

Mabel, sailed by Mead
"Mabel" helmed by Capt J.R. Mead,
winner of The Rose of Torridge Cup

North Devon Herald - celebrating 80 years of the NDYC
North Devon Herald - celebrating 80 years of the NDYC (Click the image to enlarge).

80th Anniversary Celebrations
80th Anniversary Celebrations

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