About

Founded in 1852, we are a Sailing Club with a rich history and strong racing tradition.
With superb access to the sheltered Poole Harbour, our members can be found out sailing at all states of the tide.

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Membership

Our members are a friendly and diverse community; Olympians and novices, long distance cruisers and day skippers, keen racers and recreational sailors.

Interested in being part of our community?

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Facilities

Our facilities have been called the finest for a private members’ club on the South coast. With a newly refurbished pontoon, lit walkways and electricity to each finger berth, the quality of our members' experience just keeps improving!

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National Series Topper Event

Sat 06 Jul - Sun 07 Jul 2019

If you were visiting Poole YC at the beginning of May this year you would have noticed that we hosted the Super Topper traveller this year which had some great feedback, helped tremendously by the helpful weather.

That was just a warm up for the Toppers though, as they are back for more on 6th/7th July for a National Series event, the final of the 6 National events held all over the country. We are expecting over 150 toppers from as far as Cornwall and Scotland, to be out on the water which is an awesome sight.

Mirror Nationals

Sun 11 Aug - Wed 14 Aug 2019

"Poole YC is a great venue for the 2019 Nationals. The sailing conditions, in what is Europe's biggest natural harbour, are excellent, the surrounding areas, coastline, beaches are perfect for families - we are really looking forward to some competitive racing, plenty of fun and catching up with the Mirror family. We'll see you in Poole!"

Chris Fuller. 2018 National Champion.

Outline schedule
  • Sunday 11th August - Registration & Equipment Inspection
  • Monday 12th August - Racing
  • Tuesday 13th August - Racing
  • Wednesday 14th August - Racing, followed by Prizegiving.

The social programme
  • Monday afternoon/evening - Waterwars & AGM, followed by BBQ and social
  • Tuesday afternoon/evening - harbour islands cruise for Mirrors, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards etc.

Commodore's and Sailing Secretary’s Newsletter

May 2019

Every month our Commodore Nye Davies and our Sailing secretary Tracey Lee write short newsletters about what's happening at the Club.

It's the perfect way to find out about the General Committee, progress being made on various issues, updates to the Club and the social and sailing calendar.

The Commodore’s newsletter is also printed, with copies available in the Clubhouse.

Our Sailing and Social Calendar

With a packed Sailing Programme throughout the season, and a busy social calendar throughout the year, there is always something happening at the Club.

See our upcominging events, from racing to cruising, Regatta's to quizezs, training opportunities to taster sessions.

There's plenty to see and do.

How to become a Member

Thinking about joining the Club?

Poole Yacht Club is a community brought together by their love of the sea.
Want to be involved in competive racing? Our packed Sailing Programme throughout the season provides local, national and international level sailing.

Looking to improve or never been sailing before? Our excellent RYA-Accredited training for adults and children at all levels will help your confidence and ability grow.

Trying to find a social group for relaxing cruising and day sailing? Our cruising section wants to help you plan the journey and share the story on your return.

Our superb facilities, Class and National Events and Strong Volunteer ethos make us the finest sailing Club on the South Coast.
We're the perfect way to get out on the waves.

Does this sound like something you would like to be part of?

We are currently accepting new members, apply today!

Today's Tides at Poole Harbour

Neap Tide
Time Height
High 01:55 1.68m
High 07:45 1.69m
High 14:35 1.62m
High 20:25 1.97m
Time Height
Low 04:00 1.55m
Low 11:15 1.1m
Low 15:55 1.59m
Low 23:55 1.27m
Not for use in protection of life or property
Day Starts Time Classes Ends
Sun 3Mar 10:30 A,2,3,R,4 7Apr
Sun 6 Oct 10:30 A,2,3,J,R,4 15Dec
Mon 1Apr 18:20 7,G,D,8,T 2Sep
Mon 9Sep 18:00 (7,G,D),8,T 30Sep
Tue 2Apr 18:15 R,1,A,2,3,4 10Sep
Tue 17Sep 18:00 R 1Oct
Weds 3Apr 10:30 SCOWS 26Dec
Weds 3Apr 18:00 Training 18Sep
Thurs 4Apr 18:15 R,7,G,D,O,8 5Sep
Fri 26Apr 18:25 3,D,R 31May
Fri 3May 18:25 Friendly Fridays 6Sep
Sat 30Mar 14:00 7,(G,D),8,T 11May
Sat 14Sep 14:00 R,7,(G,D,8),T 26Oct
Sat 2Nov 13:00 7,(G,D,8),T 14Dec
1
Class 1 Cruiser
A
Class 1A Cruiser
B
Spare Cruiser Class (defined on Notice Board)
2
Class 2 Cruiser
3
Class 3 Cruiser
4
Spare Cruiser Class (defined on Notice Board)
C
All Cruisers inc. R19s
R
R19
D
YW Dayboat
G
GP14
0
Osprey
7
Laser/Aero Handicap
F
Fast Handicap Dinghies
T
Slow Handicap Dinghies & Hobie Cats
E
Medium Handicap Dinghies
8
Joint E, F, 9 & T
9
Asymmetric and Foiling Handicap Dinghies
J
J24

Volunteering

There are many areas of club life where volunteers are needed to ensure events run smoothly. These range from the regular Race Hut and RIB team volunteers for the Racing Series, Trophy and Open events to additional on-shore volunteers at big events like National Championships and the annual Club Regatta. Please submit a Volunteer Form to let organisers know for which events you are available.

Poole Yacht Club uses DutyMan to manage our volunteering schedule.

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