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The crystal clear waters surrounding South Devon’s coastline are alluring and addictive in equal measure. Once you have been tempted in or on to the water, many say it’s hard to forget – the exquisite scenery, the bountiful wildlife, and most of all, the superb year-round conditions for many watersports… particularly including sailing.

The region is famed for its fantastic sailing waters, perhaps most notably the popular harbour town of Salcombe, and the historic maritime town of Dartmouth with its Royal Naval College and a meandering waterway at its heart – the River Dart. Both are home to lively yacht clubs, as well as annual sailing Regattas. In fact, sailing events are plentiful throughout the year, from Merlin Rocket Week, to Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta.

Keep up to date with all things on the water, with these fantastic blogs.

Thinking of choosing a holiday home near the water? Take a look at our coastal cottages and sea and river view properties.

29th May 2019

Salcombe sailing: A complete guide to sailing in Salcombe

Sailing is by far one of the most popular pastimes in Salcombe with both visitors and locals alike. Salcombe...

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7th March 2017

The Salcombe yawl: Q&A with Scratch Hitchen | Coast & Country Cottages

The much-loved Salcombe yawl is famed for its craftsmanship, fine balance and manoeuvrability. These unique sailing boats can be...

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23rd June 2016

First-time sailing tips: a Q&A with the experts

First time sailing tips from the experts at Salcombe Dinghy Sailing For many sailors, the pastime is in their...

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