The Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions are now available for the Impala Nationals, to be sailed from Brixham Yacht Club, 15-17 July 2016 – and entry is open!

As in previous years, there are considerable savings to be made by entering early.

Early Entry received on or before 31st March £160.00
Entry received 1st April – 30th April £180.00
Entry received 1st May – 31st May £200.00
Entry received 1st June or thereafter £250.00

Here are the NOR and SIs:

Impala Nationals 2016 NOR

Impala Nationals 2016 SIs

Please read and digest them, and entry is now open – click here to enter online now.


 Boats coming by road

Don’t forget that if you are coming by road, you may be eligable for a travelling bursary to the tune of £200 to help with travelling costs. Email info@impala28.co.uk to apply! Trailers can be borrowed as well, so email if you’re looking for one.

Craning in will take place on Middle Pier in Brixham Inner Harbour on Thursday 14th July and craning out will take place on Middle Pier immediately after sailing on Sunday 17th July during specific time slots due to tidal constraints. The cost for craning is £80 each way.

High tide on Thurs 14th July – 14:30 (Height 3.59) Crane in will be between 12:30 – 16:30

High tide Sunday 17th July – 17:29 Crane out will be between 15:30 – 19:30

Competitors are advised that the craning is limited by the tidal height in the harbour; missing this slot will result in alternative craning arrangements to be made by the competitors.

Entrants travelling by road that require craning are required to register for craning by email to sailing-sec@brixhamyachtclub.com but not later than Thursday 30th June. For the duration of the event trailers can be stored at Brixham Yacht Club, details upon arrival.

Due to the limited time window for craning competitors are advised to pre prepare their boat for craning and mast hoisting and lowering to minimize time at the crane to allow other boats to use the facilities within the time window. Boats will be expected to leave the pier as soon as the mast us upright and rig tuning and fitting boom etc will have to be done elsewhere on Thursday and on Sunday boats on trailers will need to be moved as soon as possible to allow the next boat to take their turn. Order for craning in and out will be strictly in order of arrival.

Craning is also available at Torquay Harbour through Torbay Seaways: 01803-296570 or 07774-605168. This is at any state of the tide. Torquay is approximately 45min to 1hr sail or motor from Brixham.

Lift in can also be arranged at Darthaven Marina on the Dart 01803-752242, at any state of the tide, but there would be a 1.5 to 2 hour motor or sail to Brixham.

Moorings prior to and after the event

For boats arriving on or before Wednesday 13th July or departing Monday 18th July or thereafter swinging moorings or space on the BYC club pontoon are available. The charge for such moorings is £0.65 per foot per night. If in the event of bad weather preventing boats from departing there will be no charge for mooring until the conditions permit realistic safe departure. For details of mooring or any other requirements upon arrival please email sailing-sec@brixhamyachtclub.com


Brixham Yacht Club regrets that the members’ car parks’ on Overgang Road are not available for competitors’ car parking. Daily car parking is available in the Council Oxen Cove pay and display car park adjacent to the BYC dinghy compound. Weekly Parking permits are available for this car park and any other Brixham and Torbay off road Car Park through the Tourist Information Office in Brixham which is in ‘Hobnobs’ gift shop on the Quay. Tel 0844 474223

Mobile homes/camper vans may not be used for sleeping overnight on the BYC premises, or the immediate vicinity which includes the adjacent council car park (unless permission for parking Camper vans in Council Car parks has been granted by Torbay Parking).


A full social program is being arranged and details will be available on the Brixham Yacht Club and Class Championship websites.

Evening meals will be available in the main clubhouse.


There are plenty of external activities to entertain both adults and children in the area with plenty of beaches as well as an extensive range of attractions in the Torbay area


There is plenty of accommodation in and around Brixham including camping ranging from tent, caravan and motor home pitches, static caravans, bed and breakfast, small hotels and holiday lets. The link below is not the only source of accommodation but it may be useful.


It’s going to be a great event – enter online now!

And, if you need something to get you in the mood, here’s a video of the 1992 Impala Nationals in Brixham!

Categories: Nationals


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