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Sailing

Ilfracombe Yacht Club home of the Round Lundy Race

Ilfracombe is the largest harbour on the North Devon coast and; due to the natural layout, is a registered port of refuge on the Bristol Channel.

The building which sits on Lantern Hill by the harbour, known as St Nicholas's Chapel (built 1361) is reputed to be the oldest working lighthouse in the UK; a light/beacon has been there for over 650 years.  Today the harbour is a bustling centre for experienced and not-so-experienced sailors.

Ilfracombe Yacht Club proudly organises the annual Round Lundy Race.  This annual event provides a test for experienced skippers and crew.

At the 'other end of the spectrum', the Club promotes and supports Y-Sail an organisation dedicated to introducing young people to fun sailing.

 

​To view the harbour visit Ilfracombe Harbour Webcam.