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Preparations for Torbay Regatta

Crew ready their yachts for the regatta Credit: ITV Westcountry

Now entering its 5th year, Torbay Week has become one of the premiere sailing regattas in the South West. Jointly organised and run by the four local sailing and yacht clubs, Torbay Week is open to all types of Dinghies and Yachts.

The regatta is one of the west's top sailing events Credit: ITV Westcountry

Races are held each day for most boat classes and there are social events hosted in the evenings. For those not taking part on the water, the horseshoe shape of the bay provides plenty of opportunities for spectators. There are also a host of other attractions and land based activities.

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Falmouth to host largest sailing regatta in the South West

Visitor numbers are expected to reach 100,000 at the sailing regatta Credit: ITV West Country

Falmouth hosts the largest sailing regatta in the South West this week. Visitor numbers are expected to reach 100,000. Around 450 yachts and dinghies race in three fleets across eight days. Over 80,000 extra visitors come to the town compared with the other weeks in August.