Devon Yawl Association

Devon Yawl 2023 National Championships - Yealm YC - 3/4 June 2023

The Notice of Race and entry form for this year’s National Championship is HERE (MS-Word version for download HERE ). Launching starts on the evening of 2 June and the event itself will take place over 3-4 June.

Please enter early. There are two reasons for this. First, to ensure a viable event, we wish to secure an entry of no less than 15 boats by 5 May. If we do not, the event may be cancelled. Second, entries after 5 May will only be accepted on payment of an increased entry fee. All entry fees will be refundable if the event is cancelled or if you must withdraw for an unavoidable reason (bad weather is not an unavoidable reason!)

The entry fee this year is £50. We are sorry if this seems on the steep side. The DYA can no longer subsidise the event to the level it has in the last few years. In addition, costs (principally fuel for patrol and other craft) have gone up substantially. For your £50, you will get the usual package of help/tows launching, ferrying to and from your boat, harbour dues paid, 6 races (weather permitting) and use of the YYC for the duration of the event.

We hope to see many of you there!

The Devon Yawl Class Rules have been updated.

The revised rules can be viewed HERE . The minor rule changes were agreed at the 2023 DYA AGM and ratify the new Devon Yawls produced by Pennant Yachts

Devon Yawl production has restarted.

See the Pennant Yachts Facebook page HERE for more details.

The Devon Yawl Association

The Association was founded in 1979 and is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association. It administers the Class as well as providing owners with the opportunity to meet, sail together and race. The highlight of the annual programme is the National Championships.

The membership is spread throughout the British Isles, and there is an international flavour with members in Europe and a presence in the USA.

A newsletter ‘The Yawl’ keeps members in touch, containing reports on regional and national Association events, technical information, and news items There are active fleets at Topsham SC, Yealm YC, Newport Pembrokeshire, on the river Dart at Dittisham, Chichester harbour and in North America.