A partnership has been agreed with Salcombe Distilling Company who make the award-winning Salcombe Gin in a purpose-built distillery, on the former site of a boat repair workshop for the Island Cruising Club.

The sponsorship deal will help to raise the profile of the Regatta and add to the atmosphere in the town during Regatta Week, Sunday 13th – Friday 18th August 2017. There will be vibrant social events at the Yacht Club all week alongside the competitive daily races around the stunning Salcombe Estuary. Dinghy fleets being raced include Fast and Asymmetric Handicap, Medium Handicap, Lasers, Junior Handicap, National Twelves, Salcombe Yawls, Fireflys, Solos and Lasers. University students qualify for free entry and compete for the Jack Wills University Cup.

The Salcombe to Kingsbridge Estuary offers some of the most beautiful and safe dinghy sailing in the United Kingdom and a spectacular racing challenge.

Commenting on the new partnership, Howard Davies, co-founder of Salcombe Gin, says: “We are thrilled to sponsor the Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta this year. Sailing is a great passion of ours and therefore a perfect fit for our brand. We are looking forward to welcoming sailors and gin lovers to the Regatta events at the Yacht Club and our Island Street bar where we will be offering special discounts for competitors during the week and of course the opportunity to sample a ‘Salcombe and tonic’ or one of our popular gin cocktails.”

On behalf of Salcombe Yacht Club, Commodore Martin Smout says: “Salcombe Gin is the ideal partner for our Regatta this August. Performance and integrity, with a meticulous attention to detail are key values in sailing, all attributes Salcombe Distilling Co. enjoys. With the new Gin School, distillery and bar, Salcombe Gin provides another draw to the town which has a real buzz during Regatta week and throughout the sailing season.”

For further information about Salcombe Yacht Club and the Salcombe Gin SYC Regatta visit www.salcombeyc.org.uk follow @salcombeyclub and ‘like’ Salcombe YachtClub on Facebook.