Racing Section

2019 Racing and Cruising Programme


Situated at the Royal Harbour in Ramsgate at the extreme South East of England, the Royal Temple Yacht Club is the ideal base for the dedicated racer.

RTYC has a fully affiliated RYA training status and offers a complete range of courses through theory and practical for both new and old sailors, motor boaters and social members. Many of our members have learnt their skills from our in house Navigation school. See our navigation school pages for details on the many courses we operate throughout the year.

Regatta and Championship Venue

Looking for a venue for your class championships? Look no further simply make contact with RTYC by email

We are host to the International Ramsgate Week Regatta each year.

Ramsgate is a superb venue for a keelboat championship. In the past we have hosted World,European and National Championships including the X-99 National and World Championships in 2000, X332 Nationals & Impala Europeans.


Great Racing

Our competitive racing fleet enjoys a full programme of racing from March through to October with races held virtually every week-end, as well as a series held mid-week through June, July and August. Added to this are a range of events held in conjunction with our sister Clubs on the East Coast as well as those in Boulogne, Gravelines and Dunkirk in France.

Excellent Racing Water

Racing takes place in the sheltered waters of the Downs in the lee of the South Foreland, where the large number of navigational buoys provide an ideal basis for a wide variety of challenging and interesting courses. The natural features of the local coastline provide excellent racing for all types of yacht from Sportsboats to cruiser/racers.

Excellent Road Links

The completion of major new dual carriageway road links to East Kent means that the Royal Temple Yacht Club is now more accessible than ever, being just over an hour’s drive from South London.

So if you are looking to put more spice and enjoyment into your sailing why don’t you come and join us!

Close to all Amenities

Yachts can go from berth to start line in under 10 minutes and where the large expanse of open water can provide unlimited options for Olympic & Windward Leeward courses.

The close proximity of the 150 berth tidal marina allows competitors to step from their berth and enjoy the amenities of the Club and the town in just a matter of minutes.