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About

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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Membership

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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Facilities

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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Osprey/Contender Joint Open

Sat 30 Jun - Sun 01 Jul 2018

A repeat of last year's highly successful combined Osprey and Contender open meeting with free live music on Saturday night. The Osprey Southern Area Championships.
Registration from 09.00

3 races each day within Poole Harbour. Ospreys and Contenders on the same course 5 minutes apart.

The organisers have arranged a free Saturday evening event with live music, join us for Mid-Summer Madness.

Mid-Summer Madness

7 p.m.- 12 a.m.
Sat 30 June

Mid-summer madness is a free party, celebrating the summer and the Osprey/Contender open.
Join us for the sequel to most successful social event of 2017.

All member’s and guests are welcome for an evening of entertainment and fun.

Starts at 7pm with gentle live music and a charity barbecue followed by the Commodore's raffle then wild partying to a live band.

We then cap off the evening with our very own celebrity DJ

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 quizes, training opportunities to taster sessions.

There's plently to see and do.

Commodore's and Sailing Secretary’s Newsletter

May 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
1
Class 1 Cruiser
A
Class 1A Cruiser
B
Class 1B Cruiser
2
Class 2 Cruiser
3
Class 3 Cruiser
4
VPRS Non-Spinnaker Cruiser
J
All Cruisers inc. R19s
R
R19
D
YW Dayboat
G
GP14
0
Osprey
7
Laser Handicap
F
Fast Handicap Dinghies
T
Slow Handicap Dinghies & Hobie Cats
E
Medium Handicap Dinghies
8
Joint E, F & 9
9
Asymmetric and Foiling Handicap Dinghies

Volunteering

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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