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.

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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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Covid-19 Briefing Bulletin 4

9:00 AM
Thur 26 Mar

Dear Members

Thank you for the feedback we have received, your questions and issues will all be addressed. You will receive answers and updates via the regular Bulletins. The advice and rules we are required to follow are being updated almost daily. Your Covid 19 Management Team meet daily (by Video Conference). We review our decisions, review member feedback, review the latest announcements.

The message is clear, the rules are, stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives. Only leave your house if you need essential supplies, medical emergency, exercise walking running, cycling, essential travel to work.

These rules have guided our decision making and we trust our members believe in behaving responsibly within our community.

A number of members have expressed their concern over security at the club. We have been considering and addressing what we can and cannot do. One of our main potential weak spots is the Haven entrance. To stop potential thieves entering we are in discussions to erect a boom across the entrance. We have received permission to do this from the Poole Harbour Commissioners. This will certainly help protect this potentially vulnerable area.

We have in the last few months upgraded our CCTV and we are planning to use this more effectively.

We have plans to have a presence at the club in the evenings undertaking patrols but staying within the rules we are required to follow.

Members are rightly concerned about the welfare of their boats on their berths. The initial request for members to stay away from the club will be reviewed in two weeks. Please bear with us until then. We hope to be much clearer on the situation. We are planning that a member of the yard team will walk all the pontoons daily looking for potential issues, loose mooring lines, obvious problem with a boat.

The General Committee will meet in full on the 30th of this month (by VC) and review the management group decisions.

I have attached a link to the RYA web site advising on recreational boating.
RYA Recreational Boating Advice

Our very best wishes, stay safe.

Nye Davies


Please remember to use the Club Office as your point of contact for any queries and questions you may have; if Mark/Lorna cannot answer them, they will find someone who can. genmgr@pooleyc.co.uk 01202 672687

Commodore's and Sailing Secretary’s Newsletter

March 2020

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!

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Tides at Poole Harbour (m)

Spring Tide Time Height
Low 01:40 1.59m
High 03:20 1.82m
Low 06:30 0.67m
High 11:30 1.94m
Low 14:00 1.58m
High 15:40 1.8m
Low 18:40 0.72m
High 22:50 1.88m
Not for use in protection of life or property
Day Starts Time Classes Ends
Sun 1 Mar 10:30 A,2,3,R,4 5 Apr
Sun 4 Oct 10:30 A,B,3,R,4 13Dec
Mon 6 Apr 18:20 (7,G,D),8,T 31Aug
Mon 7 Sep 18:00 R,1,A,2,3,4 28Sep
Tue 31Mar 18:15 R,1,A,2,3,4 8 Sep
Tue 15Sep 18:00 R 29Sep
Weds 1 Apr 18:00 Training 16Sep
Thurs 2 Apr 18:15 R,7,G,D,O,8 3 Sep
Thurs 2 Apr 18:00 Youth Races 3 Sep
Fri 24Apr 18:25 3,D,R 31May
Fri 1 May 18:25 Friendly Fridays 11Sep
Sat 4 Apr 14:00 7,(G,D),8,T 19May
Sat 12Sep 14:00 (7,G,D),8,T 17Oct
Sat 2Nov 31Oct 7,(G,D,8),T 12Dec
Class 1 Cruiser
Class 1A Cruiser
Class 1B Cruiser
Class 2 Cruiser
Class 3 Cruiser
Spare Cruiser Class (defined on Notice Board)
All Cruisers inc. R19s
YW Dayboat
Laser/Aero 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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