It’s all happening in Torbay this bank holiday weekend, as Torquay plays host to the annual Classic Powerboat Race and nearby Brixham welcomes the traditional Heritage Sailing Regatta.
Guests of our Torquay holiday cottages will be spoilt for choice when it comes to free entertainment as both events make for great watching for those on the shore. The Torbay Classic Powerboat Race will take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May, and the raceboats will be on Haldon Pier for those who want to go and admire them from Friday. You’ll even be able to meet some of the teams while you’re there as the event has an informal atmosphere that’s always great fun.
The first race starts at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday’s racing starts at 12.30pm, so if you want to watch the action from a great vantage point head down to the pier early. The terrace area in the Living Coasts restaurant is one of the best spots to sit and watch the racing, and you can visit the cafe even if you haven’t got a ticket for the attraction itself. The race pits will based in Torquay harbour so spectators can get close to the action throughout the weekend.