Torbay Royal Regatta 2014
The Torbay Royal Regatta began back in 1813 when it was just a ‘Grand Ball’ but has been growing in size and popularity ever since with firework displays, funfairs and even aerobatic displays by the Red Arrows.
The Regatta consists of many different events, such as the 10K Run, the Rowing Regatta and the Red Arrow flyover. The Regatta itself will take place between Saturday, 23rd August to Wednesday, 27th August, with the firework display to be held on Monday, 25th (weather permitting).
This year the Regatta celebrates the fact it is one of the most popular sailing venues in the UK, this being the 201st year since the first recorded sailing match in the Bay. It has been the venue for many different prestigious regattas, famously being the venue for the 1948 Olympics.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of the English Riviera Geopark, Torbay Week has become one of the South West’s premier sailing regattas. It brings together a wealth of expertise and knowledge that result in a very enjoyable event open to all classes of yacht and dingy.
The races are held each day for different boat classes with social events in the evenings.
There will also be a plethora of different attractions and land-based activities during the week.
It is of course an outdoor event, with those not participating able to spectate from many spots around the horseshoe-shaped bay.
It begins on Friday, 22nd August 2014- Wednesday, 27th August 2014, activities 9am until 5pm each day.