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200th anniversary of Torbay Royal Regatta

As well as the usual sailing competitions, the regatta will be celebrating its bicentenary in style Credit: ITV News West Country

The oldest regatta in the country is taking place in the West Country.

The Torbay Royal Regatta has been going for 200 years.

Sailors will battle it out in the Challenge Cup Race, and there will be air displays from the RAF Falcons and The Red Arrows.

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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