- Written by Poole Yacht Club
Our members are often on their travels themselves, when they are away we are happy to allocate their berth or mooring to visitors. Call Sign: Pike, we listen on Channel M, 80 VHF.
When you are visiting ask if there is a function during your stay, if there is you’d be most welcome to join in with us, we’re a friendly bunch.
From the Harbour Entrance follow The Main Channel towards The Dock Area; you’ll see Poole Quay to the right – well worth a visit and walking distance from our Club. Keep the Ferry Berth to your right and continue along Wareham Channel. Not far now, have you called Pike on Channel M to find out your berth? The Poole Yacht Club occupies the last area along this stretch of reclaimed land. Next to the entrance is our Race Hut, easily visible to the left (west) of our entrance. Remember from seaward the main pontoons read left to right, D to A. Even berth numbers are to the left of the pontoon, odd to the right.
If you are alocated a mooring please use your own lines. A free on-demand launch service is available from 0800 until dusk.
A useful read is The Poole Harbour Guide, download here but ask for a free ‘paper’ version at The Haven Office
We extend a warm welcome to visitors from other recognised yacht clubs. Please note the following :
- All visiting yachts must seek prior approval before entering the yacht haven by calling "PIKE" on Channel M or 80 VHF.
- Visitors will be allocated a vacant members berth or mooring, if one is available, or asked to go alongside the waiting pontoon. All visitors must report to the Haven Office or the Main Office located inside the front entrance to the clubhouse after berthing.
- All yachts entering the haven must be insured against third party claims for a minimum £2,000,000.
- The limited car parking is strictly reserved for members only, visiting yachts vehicles must be parked outside the Club’s premises. (A large PHC car park is situated a short distance from the Club). The committee reserve the right to wheel clamp any unauthorised vehicle found on club premises, for which a cash release fee based on £20.00 per day, or part of a day, is payable.
- All visitors wishing to make use of the bar and catering facilities must be signed in to the visitors book kept on the ground floor adjacent to the main office, (normal licencing regulations apply).
- Pollution: No pollution of any description shall be permitted in the haven or yard.
- Speed Limit: 3 knots (or lowest speed for safe manoeuvrability).
- Sailing in Haven: All berth occupying yachts to manoeuvre under power in the Haven with the exception of Y W Dayboats and other similar craft and dinghies, which must be handled with consideration to other larger less manoeuvrable craft. The Haven, (for the purpose of this regulation only), is defined as the are North of a line running East-West through the Race Hut.
- Halyards: Halyards must be secured and silenced at all times when not in use.
- Rubbish and Waste: Rubbish and waste must be removed from the Haven and Yard by members and visitors.
- Overhangs: No part of a craft is permitted to overhang the main walkways, and no equipment other than mooring lines may be left on the fingers or walkways.
- Securing: Vessels must be secured with a minimum of one bow line, one stern line and two springs, adequate fenders to protect adjoining craft, must be kept clean and tidy and must carry a large fire extinguisher.
- The following are expressly forbidden in the Haven:
- Running or cycling on the walkways
- Barbecues or similar open fires
- Dumping of rubbish
- Use of power cables along pontoons or walkways.
Dinghies may not be left alongside craft in the Haven, or in the Haven when not in use.
A NON SMOKING POLICY APPLIES TO ALL ENCLOSED BUILDINGS FORMING ANY PART OF THE POOLE YACHT CLUB FACILTIES
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