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Alf's South Devon Crab Celebration

Alf's South Devon Crab Celebration
Monday 25th July 2016 to Sunday 21st August 2016

Get Crabby with us this month for our Alf's South Devon Crab Celebration!!
Monday 25th July - Sunday 21st August

We'll have lots of fun things to do to celebrate the fabulous South Devon Brown Crab...
A weekly Crabbing League Table
Win a jar of sweets by guessing how many sweets are in the jar
Crab Throwing...How many can you get into the crab pots?!
Spot the Crabs...How many can you find?!

We'll have some tasty lunch platters with South Devon Dressed Crab, South Devon Crab sandwiches & South Devon crab and locally smoked salmon salads.

....And don't forget to pick up your Alf's Crabbing Guide, with all the top crabbing tips from the Alf's Crew!

Don't forget to upload your crabbing photos to Facebook, twitter & Instagram with #alfscrabs for the chance to win prizes!!

Don't forget to join us on Thursday 28th July, from 2pm - 3.30pm, when we are joined by the South Devon AONB who will be bringing their microscopes along so we can explore all things crabby!! Followed by crabbing along Bayards Cove.


Dartmouth Farmers Market

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Saturday 13th August 2016

Dartmouth Farmers Market
Old Market Square 9am – 1pm

Held on the second Saturday of every month.
Pop along and support your fantastic local producers and buy local, fresh top quality produce & plants.
An initiative of the South Hams Agricultural Forum and supported by South Hams Council.


Dartmouth Royal Regatta Tennis Tournament

Dartmouth Royal Regatta Tennis Tournament
Friday 19th August 2016 to Saturday 27th August 2016

Regatta Tennis Tournament
Friday 19th August - Saturday 27th August
​, from 9.30am
Coronation Park, Dartmouth

We are proud to once again be sponsors of this year’s Regatta Tennis Tournament – the 48th – a combination of Closed and Open tennis tournaments.
There over 20 events running for nine days, played on the four macadam surfaced courts at Coronation Park and at the Britannia Royal Naval College. 


The Closed Tournament 
This is for all standards of local players resident in the parishes of Dartmouth, Kingswear, Townstal, Strete, Stoke Fleming, Blackawton, Dittisham, Cornworthy, Moreleigh and Halwell, as well as Services personnel based at BRNC. Regular players in Coronation Park social tennis groups are also eligible.

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It runs from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August, with Finals on Sunday 21st, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August. Events include Women’s and Men’s Singles, Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Doubles and 45+ and 60+ singles and doubles events. There are also Junior singles and doubles events and we welcome and encourage young players who would like to join in. We offer Consolation events for early round losers, schedule permitting.

The Open Tournament is supported by the Lawn Tennis Association, the singles being Grade 4, County level, standard. Entrants include players seeking ranking points, but other players come to enjoy our beautiful venue, and are very welcome. Playing tennis by the River Dart in Regatta Week is quite special. Linda Hill is returning for her eighth year as Tournament Referee.
The Open Tournament starts on Monday 22nd August with play every day until Finals on Saturday 27th August. Events include Women’s and Men’s Singles, Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Doubles, with some 45+ and 60+ Singles and Doubles categories.

​We also run a very popular Family Doubles event for any under 16 junior playing with an adult relative. This is a fun afternoon (Wednesday 24th August). All ages and standards are welcome and it is great to see young players. So come and join in!
Play starts daily at 9.30am and runs until approximately 6.00pm. Our courtside refreshment marquee is wellstocked daily with home-made cakes and goodies to sustain players and spectators alike. It is worth dropping by even if you are not a tennis fan!
Finals Saturday is 27th August, with the trophy and award presentation at about 4.30pm. We look forward to seeing you.

The Tournament is again loyally sponsored by Dartmouth’s own Café Alf Resco in association with Pro-Direct Tennis of Newton Abbot, the country’s largest online retailer of tennis clothing and equipment. ​Why not visit Café Alf Resco, located on Lower Street Dartmouth, and fill out your entry form over a hearty breakfast. Visit  www.cafealfresco.co.uk  for opening times, menus and “Live, Love, Tennis”. 




Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Sunday 21st

Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Sunday 21st
Sunday 21st August 2016

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Sunday 21st August

09.00 Local Rowing Heats, The River Dart
09.00 Senior Dinghy Racing, River Dart
​​09.30 Tennis Tournament, Coronation Park
10.00 Small Ships, River Dart
10.00 Junior Dinghy Racing, River Dart
3.00pm Regatta Praise, The Bandstand


Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Monday 22nd

Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Monday 22nd
Monday 22nd August 2016

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Monday 22nd August

09.00 Local Rowing Heats, The River Dart
09.00 Senior Dinghy Racing, River Dart
​​09.30 Tennis Tournament, Coronation Park
10.00 Junior Dinghy Racing, River Dart
11.00 Small Ships, River Dart
​2.30pm Music in the Bandstand:- Usual Suspects
6.30pm Regatta Jump & Jive, The Marquee, Coronation Park
7.30pm Darts Competition, Anzac Club, Anzac St
8.30pm Music in the Bandstand: The Weekend


Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Tuesday

Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Tuesday
Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Tuesday 23rd August

09.00 Senior Dinghy Racing, River Dart
​​09.30 Tennis Tournament, Coronation Park
10.00 Junior Dinghy Racing, River Dart
11.55 Regatta Recitals, St Saviour’s Church
​2.30pm Music in the Bandstand:- Rumblefeat
7.00pm Regatta Ball, The Marquee, Coronation Park
7.30pm Darts Competition, Anzac Club, Anzac St
8.30pm Music in the Bandstand: The Weekend


Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Wednesday

Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Wednesday
Wednesday 24th August 2016

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Wednesday 24th August

09.00 Waterbourne Treasure Hunt, River Dart
09.00 Junior Scavenger Hunt, around the Town
​​09.30 Tennis Tournament, Coronation Park
10.00 Golf Tournament, Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
10.00 Street Market, The Embankment
11.55 Regatta Recitals, St Petrox Church
2.00pm Yacht​ Passage Race Tor Bay to River Dart
2.30pm Music in the Bandstand:- Never Can Tell
5.30pm Junior Dinghy Demonstration, South Embankment
7.00pm Regatta Rock, The Marquee, Coronation Park
7.30pm Opening Ceremony, The Bandstand
8.00pm Beat the Retreat & Ceremonial Sunset, South Embankment
8.30pm Music in the Bandstand: Just Misbehavin’


Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Thursday

Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Thursday
Thursday 25th August 2016

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Thursday 25th August

09.30 WEARA Rowing, The River Dart
​​09.30 Tennis Tournament, Coronation Park
10.00 Offshore Yacht Racing, Start Bay
10.00 Street Market, The Embankment
10.30 Children’s Fancy Dress Competition, Royal Avenue Gardens
11.00 Regatta Shopping Village, The Marquee, Coronation Park
11.30 Ice Cream Eating Competition, Bandstand
11.55 Regatta Recitals, St John the Baptist Church
2.30pm Music in the Bandstand:- Whisky Falls
6.00pm RAF C130J Hercules Flypast
6.00pm Sailing Prizegiving – Junior Dinghy Series, Dartmouth Yacht Club
6.45pm Sailing Prizegiving – Wednesday's Passage Race, Dartmouth Yacht Club
7.00pm ​Presentation of WEARA Rowing Trophies, The Bandstand
8.30pm Music in the Bandstand: Buicks 56
9.00pm Fireworks, The River Dart
9.30pm Music in the Bandstand: Buicks 56


Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Friday

Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Friday
Friday 26th August 2016

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Friday 26th August

09.00 Local Rowing Finals, The River Dart
09.00 Junior Crab Fishing, The Embankment
09.15 Regatta Bowls, The Bowling Club, Victoria Road
​​09.30 Tennis Tournament, Coronation Park
10.00 Offshore Yacht Racing, Start Bay
10.00 Street Market, The Embankment
10.00 Regatta Shopping Village, The Marquee, Coronation Park
10.00 Waiters & Waitresses Race, Boatfloat Bridge
10.30 Barrel Rolling, Boatfloat Bridge
11.30 Junior Trolley Grand Prix, Boatfloat Bridge
11.45 Senior Trolley Grand Prix, Boatfloat Bridge
11.55 Regatta Recitals, St Petrox Church
1.00pm Pavement Artists Competition, The Quay opposite Royal Castle Hotel
2.30pm Rattlebox Theatre, Bayards Fort
2.30pm Music in the Bandstand:- Tweaks
4.30pm Rattlebox Theatre, Bayards Fort
4.30pm RAF C17 Globemaster Flypast
5.30pm RAF A400 Atlas Flypast
6.20pm Red Arrows Flypast
7.00pm Red Arrows Flypast
7.00pm Local Rowing Presentations, The Bandstand
7.00pm Sailing Prizegiving –Thursday's Passage Race, Dartmouth Yacht Club
7.00pm ​Presentation of WEARA Rowing Trophies, The Bandstand
8.30pm Music in the Bandstand: Eventine
9.00pm Illuminated River Procession, The River Dart


Dartmouth Artisan Market

Dartmouth Artisan Market
Saturday 27th August 2016

Dartmouth Artisan Market
Old Market Square, 10am - 4pm

Pop along and support your fantastic local made handicrafts goods. Ideal hunting ground for those unique and special gifts for you & your special ones!

Held on the fourth Saturday of every month.
For more info or a stall contact janeawillis@btinternet.com


Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Saturday

Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Saturday
Saturday 27th August 2016

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Saturday 27th August

​​09.30 Tennis Tournament, Coronation Park
10.00 Pilot Gig Racing, River Dart
10.00 Offshore Yacht Racing, Start Bay
10.00 Street Market, The Embankment
10.00 Regatta Shopping Village, The Marquee, Coronation Park
11.00 Bungee Rowing Off South Embankment
11.55 Regatta Recitals, St Saviours Church
12.00pm Rattlebox Theatre, Bayards Fort
12.30pm Music in the Bandstand:- Go Tell Alice
1.00pm RNLI Demonstration, River Dart
1.30pm Water Polo, The Boatfloat
1.30pm Fun Run, The Embankment
2.00pm Road Race, Boatfloat Bridge
2.10pm Youth Road Race, Boatfloat Bridge
2.30pm Music in the Bandstand:- Blue Ash Fly
3.00pm Steam Boat Rally, The River Dart
3.30pm Review of Classic Craft, The River Dart
4.00pm Road Race Presentations, The Bandstand
4.45pm Rattlebox Theatre, Bayards Fort
6.00pm Air Display - RAF Typhoon
7.00pm RAF A400 Atlas Flypast
7.00pm Sailing Prizegiving –Friday's Passage Race, Dartmouth Yacht Club
8.30pm Music in the Bandstand: FAB
8.30pm Grand Draw, The Bandstand
9.00pm Fireworks Display
9.30pm Music in the Bandstand: FAB
11.30pm Closing Ceremony, The Bandstand


Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Sunday

Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Sunday
Sunday 28th August 2016

Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Sunday 28th August

10.00 Offshore Yacht Racing, Start Bay
5.00pm Sailing Prizegiving – Inner Course, Dartmouth Yacht Club
5.45pm Sailing Prizegiving – Middle Course, Dartmouth Yacht Club
6.30pm Sailing Prizegiving – Outer Course, Dartmouth Yacht Club


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