West Country

Branch Chairman: Kevin Mitchell
Contact: westcountry@sadlerstarlight.co.uk

Three visiting Sadler yachts met at the Royal Dart YC in 1984 from which gathering the branch was initially formed. The laying up lunch held on 19th October 2008 was the 24th and celebrated the retirement of Graham Jones who had been branch chairman from the beginning.  He and Audrey were awarded the seamanship Salver and the association’s thanks for their contribution over the years. Dave Penn, owner of a Starlight 35 with his wife Sally, took over the helm from Graham and has managed the branch for the last ten years, stepping down at the recent 2017 AGM. Dave was awarded the National Chairman’s Plate trophy in recognition of his contribution. Kevin Mitchell was duly elected new Branch Chairman at the AGM

2018 Dates for Your Diaries

Sat 24th March Fitting Out Luncheon

Royal Torbay Yacht Club, 12 Beacon Hill, Torquay. TQ1 2BH.

Guest speaker: Mike Lucas.

Please arrive for 12 noon with lunch from 13:00. For further details and menu please check your email inbox. Food orders to westcountry@sadlerandstarlight.co.uk by 14th March 2018 please. Thank You.



Sat 12th May Visitor’s pontoon in the Bag at Salcombe.

Discounted berthing has been arranged from Friday afternoon, May 11th, through to Sunday 13th.

Sat 30th June BBQ on Ruan Pontoon up the Fal, (where it joins the Truro River).

Discounted berthing arranged from pm on Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July.

Wed 8th August 40th Anniversary.

West Country Branch Celebration in Sutton Harbour Marina, Plymouth

Gather in the evening on the Sutton Harbour Marina veranda for drinks, nibbles and a grand free firework display!

Sat 6th October Laying up Luncheon

Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club, Madeira Road, the Hoe, Plymouth.

From 12 noon. Menu and details to follow.