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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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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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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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RYA First Aid Courses

Two sets of RYA First aid courses are available this spring.

Date Organiser Price
Sat 17 Feb Cruising Fully Booked
Sat 24 Feb Youth Free
Sun 25 Feb Youth Free
Sat 3 Mar Cruising Fully Booked
Sat 14 Apr Cruising Fully Booked

To take part in a Crusing course email stating which course you would like to attend.

To take part in a Youth course email stating which course you would like to attend.

Race Marks for Sale

Poole Yacht Club are proud to offer 3 used yellow race marks: Egan, Oyster and West. They do need a little love and attention but will make great talking points.

If you would like one, please bring £100 to the office and take one home (they are a little heavy)

St Patrick's Day Ceilidh

7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sat 17 Mar 2018

Celebrate the patron saint of Ireland day with a tradition Irish Ceilidh (dancing with a caller) and a themed dinner.

The band Arish Mel will be playing and calling for the Ceilidh followed by a meal of Irish Stew and Colcannon, Guinness & Chocolate Pudding with a Baileys Irish Cream.

Tickets only available till the 13th of March

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 quizes, training opportunities to taster sessions.

There's plently to see and do.

Commodore's Newsletter

January 2018

Every month our Commodore Nye Davies writes a short newsletter 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 newsletter is also printed, with copies available in the Clubhouse.

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!

2018 Series

Day Starts Time Classes Ends
Sun 4 Mar 10:30 A,2,3,R,4 8 Apr
Mon 2 Apr 18:20 T,7,G,D,8 3 Sept
Mon 10 Sept 18.00 (T,7,G,D),8 1 Oct
Tues 27 Mar 18.15 R,1,3,A,B,2 4 Sept
Weds 3 Apr 18.00 Training 26 Sept
Thurs 5 Apr 18.15 R,7,G,D,O,8 6 Sept
Fri 30 Mar 18.25 R,3 4 May
Sat 31 Mar 14.00 (T,7) (G,D),8 12 May
Sat 1 Sept 14.00 (T,7) (G,D),8 8 Dec
Class 1 Cruiser
Class 1A Cruiser
Class 1B Cruiser
Class 2 Cruiser
Class 3 Cruiser
VPRS Non-Spinnaker Cruiser
All Cruisers inc. R19s
YW Dayboat
Laser Handicap
Fast Handicap Dinghies
Slow Handicap Dinghies & Hobie Cats
Medium Handicap Dinghies
Joint E, F & 9
Asymmetric and Foiling Handicap Dinghies


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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