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Sailing Programme 2010

Sailing Programme 2009

Catapult returned to Instow for the 2009 National Championship at North Devon Yacht Club over the long weekend of Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June.

NDYC is located at Instow opposite Appledore on the picturesque Torridge estuary close
to Bideford and Barnstaple. Being a popular holiday destination there is lots of
accommodation and camping available, but on the other hand UK holidays are in vogue
this year, so don't delay getting yourselves booked in somewhere.

For accommodation and restaurants close to the Club, try Covering a wider area are the tourist information websites for Barnstaple ( and North
Devon (

The Club kindly said we can park campervans and caravans on the dinghy park.
However the space is limited to four (give or take the odd smaller van), so it would be
advisable to let our contact at the Club know that you will be camping

The Club entrance can be found right next to the old level crossing (now part of the
Tarka Trail) in the centre of the village. Club information is available on, and their phone number is 01271 860367. Alternatively (or in
addition) there are plenty of restaurants to choose from locally, including Rick Steinís
restaurant across the river at Padstow!

The surrounding area is a great place for a holiday. The coast is spectacular with many
great beaches, dramatic cliffscapes and quaint fishing ports. Instow is very close to
Exmoor, and there are the delights of the Tarka Trail for cycling and walking from Instow
up the Torridge Valley. There are many picturesque villages, stately homes and
gardens and lots and lots of attractions for the kids, which are too numerous to list here.

Just look in your road atlas, National Trust handbook, or contact tourist information on
01237 477676 (or through their websites above) to find out just how much there is to do
and see. So it should be no problem enticing spouses and family to accompany you on
what could be a super holiday or long weekend.