Date Day Bar Catering Club House Office
23rd Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 22:00 08:30 - 17:00
24th Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 12:00 - 15:00 08:30 - 18:00 08:30 - 15:30
25th Christmas Day Closed Closed Closed Closed
26th Boxing Day 10:00 - 18:00 11:00 - 15:00 *08:30 - 18:00 Closed
27th Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 12:00 - 15:00 08:30 - 16:00 Closed
28th Monday 10:00 - 16:00 12:00 - 15:00 08:30 - 16:00 Closed
29th Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 12:00 - 15:00 *08:30 - 18:00 Closed
30th Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
*08:30 - 18:00 Closed
31st New Year's Eve 10:00 - 20:00 12:00 - 18:00 08:30 - 20:00 Closed
1st New Year's Day 10:00 - 16:00 12:00 - 15:00 08:30 - 16:00 Closed
2nd Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 12:00 - 15:00 08:30 - 18:00 Closed
3rd Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 12:00 - 15:00 08:30 - 16:00 Closed
4th Monday 12:00 - 18:00 12:00 - 15:00 08:30 - 18:00 08:30 - 17:00

Following the refurbishment of the Clubhouse, the Club has a range of surplus furniture.

We are offering this to members for thier own use or for an organisation that they represent e.g. Scouts etc.

We are not charging for the furniture however a donation to the Commodore's charity Julias House would be apreciated.

If you are interested please email

The Future of Recreational Boating at Studland

Fri 27 Nov

Hello everyone,

Last year Studland became a designated Marine Controlled Zone (MCZ) and there is now a request for comments and suggestions on how it will be managed. The closing date is 15th December 2020.

It is the responsibility the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to determine the management of the Marine Controlled Zone at Studland.

The MMO is considering what needs to be done for the preservation of the environment and marine life in that area.

A meeting attended by representatives from Poole YC, The RYA, The Poole Yachting Association including Parktone and Royal Motor Yacht clubs, and Salterns Marina was held to discuss the options put forward by the MMO and the implications for recreational boating activity in that area.

Broadly there is a consensus that The RYA should respond on behalf of all boating activity, recognising the need for conservation and protection of the seagrass beds at Studland, but at the same time seeking a largely voluntary code of practice. The yacht clubs will each be making their own representations on the specific options and in line with this consensus.

There was a general consensus for a statutory speed limit in the Zone and very much against a total ban on recreational boating; the latter option is the most severe of those put forward by the MMO.

If you wish to make a personal statement to the MMO, details can be obtained at where there is a response form and further information about the consultation.

We will keep you posted as to developments on this issue and thank you for your support in this.

Signed Tracey Lee RC Sailing & On the Water Activity

Poole Yacht Club  Sailing and General committee Brian
Sailing and General committee

Congratulations to Ellie Aldridge winning a silver med at the 2020 Formula Kite European Championships in Poland.

Rules from Wednesday January 6th 2021

You Can

  • Telephone the office 01202 672687 if you have concerns about your boat, the yard staff can check
  • Telephone the office 01202 672687 to make an appointment to do an essential check
  • Engage a contractor to perform essential work on your boat
  • Come to the Club as part of the night watch scheme ( You must observe social distancing

You Cannot

  • Come to the Club for any non-essential reason
  • Use any of the club buildings, except to perform night watch duties
  • Use your boat for recreation
  • Exercise at the Club
  • Perform boat maintenance
  • Interact with staff. 1 in 3 people with the virus have no symptoms but are infectious.
    This might be you or them!

General Questions

  • Can I come to the Club?

    You should stay at home as much as possible.Any visit must be arranged in advance, with the Club's permission, for an essential reason and be within the law

  • Is the yard open?
    During daylight hours the yard is open if you have made an appointment through the office. Between 17.00 and 08.00 the gates are shut and there is no access except for authorised nightwatch volunteers. The beach gate is locked day and night until further notice
  • Concerned about your boat?
    Call the office 01202 672687 or email
  • Can I sail?
    No. You should stay at home and comply with the government restrictions
  • Dinghy Park Applications and Race Fees
    This should be done online. You will not be able to access paper forms from the office. You will not have to pay until you receive an invoice. If you have already submitted the old form, it will be processed, you do not need to complete an online form as well.
  • Swinging mooring and Dayboat applications
    Print the old forms from the website and email or post them
  • Racing
    Not possible
  • Are contractors allowed to work?
    Yes. Contractors must arrange this with the office.
  • Can I perform routine maintenance?
    No. Essential maintenance only. Such things as antifouling are not considered to be essential at this time
  • What is Essential maintenance?
    Urgent action required in order to prevent imminent damage or deterioration (due to, for example, water ingress or faulty standing rigging)
  • Haulouts
    Continuing as planned but contact the office by phone or email if you need to change your arrangements. Since you cannot come to the Club to work on your boat, you might want to delay your haulout. You must not put our staff at risk by interacting with them. You or they might have the virus without knowing it. You can only attend by arranging an appointment and having an essential task to perform
  • Launch service to Swing Moorings
    Closed until Spring
  • Training
    Not possible
  • Friendly Fridays/Social Sundays
    Closed until Spring
  • Hiring Club Dinghies
    Not possible
  • Open Events, Regattas and Parties
    Not possible


  • Entrance Gates
    The main gates are open in daylight hours only (except for night watch). You will need to have arranged an appointment to enter. The beach gates are not in use
  • Office
    Telephone on 01202 672687 or email
  • Clubhouse
  • Toilets
  • Changing rooms
  • Showers
  • Bar and Catering
  • Sailing Office
    Closed, except for night watch. Government regulations must be observed
  • Haven Office
    Closed except for night watch
  • Race Hut

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Another club member’s success!

Angus Kemp has gained a place in the GB sailing team Laser Radial youth squad. He is one of only seven boys and five girls from all of the UK and Ireland. The squad starts formal training early in November with their first international event in Palamos Spain late December. Needless to say Angus is "Really chuffed"

For Angus it all began over 10 years ago with a tiny little six year old in his Opi of Hamworthy beach on the end of a 100m floating line. He was way too young to do Wednesday nights but the Opi Start Race coach at the time, Tim Edom, said if he did OK at the Club Regatta on the White Course he could join in. Angus went on to win the White Course and so his journey began.

After a couple of seasons in the Opi doing the class Nationals (not very well he was ill) Inlands and several national rankers he moved, following his sister, into the Topper. At nine he was the youngest sailor to make the South Zone Squad, which he did for two years, then at 11 he was the youngest ever to make the Intermediate Squad. After a season in Intermediate he advanced to the National Squad, which gave him two more seasons of high-level training. In his last year of Toppers he won every Southern Traveller event, missed out on winning the Worlds by a fraction, ask him about checking toe strap lines! Angus won his last National Series event and then waved goodbye to the Topper and tried out for the Laser National Squad in the 4.7 rig.

This summer he took part in the Greek nationals on the coast off Athens, followed a few days later by the Youth Europeans at the same venue, a couple of days later the Kemps were off to Germany from Athens, along with one of the girls, as they had both been selected for the GB team to compete at the German Europa Cup. Then home, a day or so later Angus was off to Scotland for the Nationals, straight back to Poole the day after they finished to do Parkstone Youth Week with most of his old 4.7 mates. The Impala Nationals followed a day or so later in Weymouth, then Poole Week back in the Laser, with the summer finished off by the Sonata Lift Keel Nationals, sailing with a bunch of his Laser mates, he was only at home for a hand full of days all summer.

Looking at the diary today, he only has one weekend free between now and Christmas, the rest taken up by two World/European qualifiers, squad training with the Radial Squad, open class training, the Inlands plus the Radial lads are also all starting to train this winter in the standard (full) rig so they are in a good position to transition into standard rigs over the next eighteen months to two years, probably helped by the lure of the 2020 Under 21 Worlds (raced in standard rigs in Garda next summer). Just before Christmas he is off to Palamos in Spain for their Christmas Regatta then the 2020 season starts in earnest.

For any of our Junior Sailors coming through Wednesday nights with aims and passions: train hard, spend as much time on the water as you can, perfect your skills and make sure you are as fit as possible. Try different boats when you can, get involved with our Commodores’ Challenge, you will gain huge transferable skills from that alone but most of all make sure it’s fun.

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Poole YC’s Ellie Aldridge, a dinghy sailor who only began foiling a year ago, took second in the Open Europeans and lifted the European crown with stellar racing that beat off challenges from Australia's Breiana Whitehead and Russia's Valeria Garashchenko.

"It feels a bit mad," said Ellie. "The racing was so intense; so good. Everyone's improved so much. It's really tight racing. It's ridiculous to think that we have all come so far in the space of just a year. All the girls are pushing each other so much."

Aldridge was also part of the British team, paired with Connor Bainbridge, that was victorious in the inaugural Mixed Relay European Championship, when one day of the regatta was allocated to the Paris 2024 Olympics' format event. The duo just edged out the Russian pairing of Alexey Chibizov and Garashchenko.

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Picture courtesy of YJA/Sally Golden

Lucy MacGregor with the coveted trophy, congratulated by MS Amlin's Keith Lovett.

The YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year Awards were presented during a Gala Dinner at the Grand Café Southampton on September 13, following on from Press Day at the Southampton International Boat Show. The event drew together the great and the good of the marine world, distinguished guests and many previous winners of the awards.

Lucy MacGregor, four-times winner of the Women's Match Racing World Championship after her victory at the Lysekil Women's Match in August, is the YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year. '

The YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019 is Matilda Nicholls, winner of the Women's Laser Radial Youth World Championship at Kingston, Canada.

The MS Amlin Seamanship Award, presented by 2018 winner Sean Rose. The trophy, previously awarded for acts of seamanship in the Round the Island Race, has been extended worldwide in 2019, this year being presented to Roy Disney, the owner of Pyewacket who rescued the team on John Sangmeister's Santa Cruz 70 OEX during July's Transpac 50 Race after they were forced to abandon ship due to water ingress from damage to their rudder post.

Next up was the YJA MS Amlin Young Blogger of the Year Award which was presented to Alex Rabbitt, who produced a fabulous short video story, filmed over a year, which is about the experience a group of youngsters went through in passing their sailing instructor course in Manchester, called 'Journey to Instructor'.

In 2018 the vote was split between two great sailors from different generations - Tracy Edwards and Nikki Henderson - the first time this has happened in the history of the event. Conrad invited Nikki to the stage to present the award to Lucy MacGregor - four-time winner of the Women's Match Racing World Championship after her victory at the Lysekil Women's Match in August. 'Team Mac' took the final 3-0 against French skipper Claire Leroy. -- Mark Jardine

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Well done to all the PYC youth members that travelled to Largs in Scotland for the Topper Nationals.

Amber Hale came 1st in the Bronze fleet and Devon and Mason Green grabbed 1st and 2nd in the Regatta Fleet… Brilliant results!

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Well done to Steve Bland and Steve Thompson for coordinating a successful National Mirror Event at PYC 11th – 14th August.

It was great to see the harbour ablaze with colour from the 35 boats that were entered. Well done to a number of our Youth members that borrowed boats so they could participate in the event and to the PYC members that received trophies for their efforts

The final results can be found here Results Page

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