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News and Announcements

You can find all the latest news and announcements from the River Yealm Harbour Authority below.

RYHA Annual Meeting

The annual meeting will be held on the 22nd April 2021 from 1800 to 2000 by zoom.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting should email the harbour office on the above address and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to them.




River Yealm Harbour Authority – Mooring Holder elections

We can now confirm the results of the election held on Tuesday evening 13th April 2021.

Ninety one mooring holders cast a total of 253 valid votes. One ballot paper was spoilt and removed from the count. Several voters decided not to use all of their available votes. The opening of the ballot box and the count was observed by a respected village individual, who is not a mooring holder and not a member of the RYHA. The votes for each nominee are given below in strict alphabetical order:-

 Andrew Beveridge                                             27

Sam Bradley                                                      23

Chris George                                                     31

Steve Maltby                                                     35

Andrew Matthews                                              54

Arthur Peters                                                     18

Justin Sluce                                                       20

Nicky Tewson                                                   45

Therefore, Steve Maltby, Andrew Matthews and Nicky Tewson are duly elected as your mooring holder representatives on the Authority. Our congratulations to them and our thanks to all the nominees who were willing to stand and represent you all. Furthermore, to have 91 mooring holders turn up on a chilly evening to cast their votes is almost certainly a record. Such levels of interest and engagement are extremely positive and encouraging for mooring holder engagement with the Authority.

Dominic Crawley

Returning Officer and Acting Chairman 



Day Launch Fee


From the 1st April 2021 the RYHA has introduced a charge for anyone, resident and visitor, launching any vessel or craft within the confines of the Harbour Authority limits on a daily basis and taking it away from the harbour at night. Existing charges apply to vessels or craft left on the foreshore overnight. Further details can be found on our web site or from the Harbour Office.

River Yealm Harbour Authority


We are now welcoming overnight visitors.  Shared facilities, such as the visiting boaters showers and the RNLI lockers will not be open until the 17th May at the earliest.



Deputy Harbour Master

Jez Spring has been appointed as Deputy Harbour Master from the 1st April to 31st October 2021