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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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St George's Day

7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sat 21 Apr 2018

Come celebrate St George's Day with a sing-a-long beer festival & dinner.

Tickets £15 from behind the bar or via the website.

RNLI Safety Day

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sat 28 Apr 2018

Members of your local RNLI safety team will be at the Club between 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturday 28th April offering:

LIFE JACKET CLINC, bring your life jackets to us on the day, no need to book an appointment, and we will offer advice on condition and future maintenance.

CALLING FOR HELP equipment will be on display with advice on suitability.

ADVICE ON BOARD (a qualified advisor will meet you on your boat to discuss ways to enhance your safety) Please allow an hour for this advice session.

Poole’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat will be there for you to see (subject to operations)

Friendly Fridays

7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Every Friday starting April 20th

This is a friendly chance to sail your dinghy. It is not a training or a racing session.

Sailing starts April 20th, then every Friday until September 7th.

Please have your boat ready to launch and arrive on the patio, in your sailing clothes.
Please bring appropriate clothing ready for a 6pm briefing.
Up to 90 minutes sailing with a RIB as leader and safety cover, then back to the patio or the academy for barbecue and drinks from the bar.
You do not need to book, just turn up.

It is free if you have paid race fees for your boat, otherwise, the charge is £20 for as many FriendlyFridays as you like in the season.

There may be places to try crewing or helming on dinghies (some R 19's will be involved).

Come and join us for relaxed dinghy sailing, fun and a barbecue

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 and Sailing Secretary’s Newsletter

April 2018

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.

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!

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 Sep
Mon 10 Sep 18.00 (T,7,G,D),8 1 Oct
Tues 27 Mar 18.15 R,1,3,A,B,2 4 Sep
Weds 3 Apr 10.30 SCOWS 26 Dec
Weds 3 Apr 18.00 Training 26 Sep
Thurs 5 Apr 18.15 R,7,G,D,O,8 6 Sep
Fri 30 Mar 18.25 R,3 4 May
Fri 6 Apr 18.25 Friendly Fridays 7 Sep
Sat 31 Mar 14.00 (T,7) (G,D),8 12 May
Sat 1 Sep 14.00 (T,7) (G,D),8 27 Oct
Sat 3 Nov 13.00 (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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