Using the Club

Please use your card to sign in for Track and Trace and wear a face covering when in the buildings

Club Guidelines and FAQs


Catering is now available 7 days a week.
The Eat out to Help out scheme provides a 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drink, Mon - Wed

View Menu and Opening Times

Covid 19

We've been keeping our members up to date with a series of Covid 19 bulletins.

Read the Covid bulletins
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Tides at Poole Harbour (m)

Neap Tide Time Height
High 01:30 1.7m
Low 04:10 1.53m
High 07:20 1.78m
Low 10:40 1.17m
High 13:50 1.72m
Low 16:10 1.59m
High 20:00 1.96m
Low 23:20 1.26m
Not for use in protection of life or property

August-September Race Program

The usual weekly timetable has changed for August to share the facilities between classes.

Allow for more time than usual to get on the water, as only 6 people are allowed on the slipway at a time. Social distancing still applies and please remember to sign in every time you come to the Club.

Dinghies 6:20 p.m.
G, D, 8, T (inc. Hobies)
Cruisers 6:15 p.m.
R, 1, 2, 3, A, 4
Youth racing group

From Monday September 7th, we will revert to the 2020 notice of Race Sailing Program.

50% Off Food and Soft Drinks

The Eat out to Help out scheme provides a 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drink, consumed on the premises (table service in the restaurant or self-service, consumed on the balcony or patio)

The government scheme operates Monday to Wednesday up to a maximum of £10 per person. It excludes alcohol and takeaways.

Commodore's and Sailing Secretary’s Newsletter

July 2020

Every month our Commodore John Yonwin 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 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!

Track and Trace at the Club

With immediate effect, we ask that every member uses their swipe card on entry to the club, even if the gate is open for a car ahead. During the pandemic period, you must be able to tell us who was with you in your car. If bringing visitors to the Club, they must be registered by sending an email to: before arriving (the visitor “signing – in” book in the lobby is not currently in use).

This is so that the Club can fulfill its duty to the Test Track and Trace system when it becomes fully operational.

If you have been to the Club and then develop possible Covid-19 symptoms of fever, persistent cough and loss of taste and smell, you might like to inform the club on 01202 672687, so that we can take steps to reduce the risk to others. You would of course want to phone the NHS on 111 for your own health.

Useful Info

Channel Islands and France

Guernsey and islands governed by Guernsey inc Alderney are off limits. Visiting yachtsman are not allowed even to anchor to break a passage without going ashore

But Jersey is more relaxed and yachtsman can anchor on passage without going ashore providing you inform the coastguard

French ports are currently operating normally and there are no additional arrival formalities due to Covid. Sanitary blocks are mostly operating with some cubicles closed

A good supply of masks is essential as masks are obligatory in ALL indoor spaces. But mask removal in bars and restaurants is allowed once at table to allow eating and drinking

Most businesses are open as normal

Incidence of Covid in Brittany and Normandy is mostly very low

Useful Links

Join the Club Community

Why not join the Poole Yacht Club Social and Sailing FaceBook group.

We have been using the group to set photography challenges and engineering challenges.

Once you have joined, you will be able to see and participate in these activities.

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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