During the Victorian era yachting had developed at Teignmouth to the point where Teignmouth Corinthian Sailing Club was formed in 1886. The club’s first clubhouse was built in 1891 at the end of the Pier. This continued in use until 1946 when co-incidentally, and with the influx of members with ‘motor cruisers’, the club changed its name to Teign Corinthian Yacht Club.
The club then occupied various premises in Teignmouth until 1995 when the club’s purpose-built clubhouse was opened. The TCYC clubhouse is at the Eastcliff end of Teignmouth seafront, giving panoramic views of the coast – a great place to watch the yacht racing, especially in bad weather! The clubhouse is fully equipped with bar, kitchen, offices, toilets, sound and lighting, and is an excellent venue for a party. The regular club night is Friday.
The Coombe Cellars site was purchased in 1964 and is TCYC’s dinghy sailing facility. It is located on the south side of the Teign estuary, next to the Coombe Cellars public house.
There is a clubhouse, dinghy park, slipway and storage. The mild weather allows racing throughout the year, on Saturdays and Sundays, around two hours either side of high tide. The estuary provides several square miles of uncrowded water, and the coastal location provides the extra challenges of tidal flow and rapidly changing weather!
Copies of the club’s history are available from the Hon Secretary.