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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Quiz Night starts for 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu 10 Jan 2019

Teams of up to 8 people

Lots of prizes

Come to meet friends and have fun

It’s still only £1 per person to play!!

Meals served from 7pm

Ladies Night

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
First Monday of Every Month

Held on the 1st Monday evening of the month in the Skylight bar
We meet at 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Cost is £3.50 payable on the night – such a bargain!!

Please come along and enjoy an enjoyable and social evening

50's - 60's Night

7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sat 26 Jan 2019

The Poole Yacht Club Social Committee present an evening of nostalgia with 50s and 60s music.

Soul, Funk & Motown performed by the band “Re-Issue”

Authentic dinner included: Prawn Cocktail • Coq au Vin with Duchesse Potatoes • Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Fancy Dress optional

£17.50 pp Tickets available behind the bar.

Last date for tickets:
Monday 21 January

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.

Commodore's and Sailing Secretary’s Newsletter

October 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 2Mar 10:30 A,2,3,R,4 7Apr
Sun 29Sep 10:30 A,2,3,4 8Dec
Mon 1Apr 18:20 T,7,G,D,8 2Sep
Mon 9Sep 18:00 (T,7,G,D),8 30Sep
Tue 26Mar 18:15 R,1,A,B,2,3 3Sep
Tue 10Sep 18:00 R 1Oct
Weds 3Apr 10:30 SCOWS 26Dec
Weds 3Apr 18:00 Training 25Sep
Thurs 4Apr 18:15 R,7,G,D,O,8 5Sep
Fri 12Apr 18:25 3,D,R 17May
Fri 5Apr 18:25 Friendly Fridays 6Sep
Sat 30Mar 14:00 (T,7),(G,D),8 11May
Sat 17Sep 14:00 (T,7),(G,D),8 26Oct
Sat 2Nov 13:00 (T,7),(G,D),8 14Dec
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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