South West Gaffers


Dartmouth Royal Regatta Gaffers Races

Sunday, August 25, 2019 to Monday, August 26, 2019
Newly restored Cynthia
©Mike Garlick

This regatta was first established in 1834 and is a very busy event which involves the whole town with many land based attractions as well races every day for differing categories. The regatta sailing week starts on 24th and continues to 31st and attracts crowds of visitors and tourists. The main landside activities will be on the last weekend, 29th and 30th. Large numbers of boats are always expected making mooring rather challenging but it is hoped we may be able to reserve some places. Booking early will greatly help to get a mooring.

Please note the Gaffer Races will be held over the 25th and 26th and NOT as previously shown on the last weekend. These dates are of course the Bank Holiday weekend and the organisers have made this move as they feel there will be rather too much racing activity the next weekend making problems for less manouverable gaffers.

Their website is

Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week Office