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.
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?Join Now
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!Read More
Rather than keeping news items and members’ articles back and saving them for the next issue of our Club magazine, Soundings, we’re letting you read edited versions soon after we receive them. So in future the articles will be more up-to- date and relevant. We will publish them in full in the printed edition of Soundings.
The articles in this update have been gathered over a short period so, apologies, they aren’t particularly ‘new’, but they are interesting nevertheless.
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
Poole Yacht Club becomes a British Youth Sailing Recognised Club
Poole Yacht Club is one of only 15 British sailing clubs to be named a British Youth Sailing Recognised Club. Congratulations to all our members and staff involved in our Club's nationally recognised achievement.
British Youth Sailing (BYS) Recognised Club is an award given to a club dedicated to excellence in developing sailing stars of the future.
The Recognised Clubs initiative sees the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) working alongside sailing clubs around the country to promote grassroots sailing and support junior and youth sailors as they develop racing skills.
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
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!
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|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|
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.