We have taken the decision to open up the Bar and Catering with a limited menu and service to our members.
As highlighted within the last Covid-19 bulletin this will run at a loss but it is more about offering our members the service and getting the Club back on the road to normality.

The service we operate could be expanded once we can assess your needs, the costs and staff time to facilitate the service.

We will be complying with all government guidelines at all times whilst offering this service.

Poole Yacht Club Takeaways

Opening Times

Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 to 15:30

The Food

There will be a limited menu based on the Club’s snack/lunch standard menu with hot and cold items.
Some specials may be made available via the chalkboard and will be on offer until they run out.
Hot and cold drinks, including beer in cans will be offered for purchase, as well as chocolates, crisps, nuts and snacks. We will have fresh pastries early in the day but when they run out no more will be made until the next day.
We will use environmentally friendly takeaway packaging where possible. Please make sure you dispose of this properly.
Alcohol can be taken out or consumed on site or on your boat.

The Service

To start we will run with 2 members of staff Jack & Tom. From 10am to 3:30pm
Wednesday through to Sunday. (No service Mon/Tue).

First service will be from this Friday 19th June.

How will this work?

There will be a one-way system for all orders: up the main staircase, south side along the balcony to Skylight Lounge fire exit door.
Please queue using social distance guidelines.
Only 1 person within the Skylight at a time please.
Order from the Skylight bar, white card reader and card machine are placed on the table in front of the counter. No cash orders please.
Leave by the Skylight patio doors and down the staircase along the eastern wall.

As you order food you will be given a coaster pager; this will be your cue to return to collect your order when it alerts you. You may wait for this on the balcony by the flag posts, or on the patio, but please still use the 1 way system. Collection will be from the right hand side of the Skylight using the end of the bar counter.

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Following Club Guidelines

It is your responsibility to comply with Government guidelines

  • Please touch as little as possible.
  • Please do not move any barriers in place to maintain the 1 way system.
  • Please do not linger or chat in groups.
  • Please maintain social distancing.
  • Please return anything you have taken from the Clubhouse to the Clubhouse.
  • We have no cleaners or waiting staff to tidy up after you.
  • You may not use the balcony for seating or eating.
  • Please help us by taking your rubbish home - we only have a limited bin collection service during the current time.
  • This is the only area of the Clubhouse that is open. There is no access to the main rooms or the Office lobby. This is to protect our staff - they are the Club’s assets and we are trying to protect them as a responsible employer.

These are the guidelines weare trying to adhere to within the rules; as things change we will inform you through the usual channels.

This service or the layout may change to make it easier for us or you to use.
We will keep you informed. We hope to offer more and ultimately return to a 7 days service, but we have to take things slowly to understand what is possible and achievable for all.

Poole Yacht Club Commodore John Yonwin
Rear Commodore House Bar and Catering

General Questions

  • Can I come to the Club?

    If you are unwell, do not come to the Club.
    You must register your attendance by using your card at the main gate or by emailing the names of all in your party to signin@pooleyc.co.uk. This applies to members, children and guests and is for the Track and Trace system.

    Face Coverings:
    Please wear a face covering when in the buildings. This includes the toilets and takeaway service.

  • Can I sail?

    Yes. Follow the restrictions and suggestions below.


    You may sail as you wish, within the government rules concerning groups of 6, social distancing, households and bubbles. If you plan to stay overnight, please email the Club with crew names and car registration details.
    You must be able to maintain social distancing on your boat.

    • Cruiser Racing
      Limited racing can now recommence.
      1. Maximum average wind strength 20 knots
      2. No spinnakers
      3. Maintain 1m social distance
      4. Face coverings if closer than 2 m
      5. Maximum of 6 on a boat
      6. Decontaminate the boat after racing or leave it for 72 hours
    • Haulouts
      Contact the office by phone or email
    • Launch service to Swing Moorings
      1. If possible use your own tender to access your swinging mooring
      2. Launch hours are 08:00 – 19:00 Sat & Sun, 09:00 – 16:30 weekdays.
      3. Maintain Social distancing at all times
      4. Maximum 2 people and from same household plus driver in the launch at any time
      5. Maximum luggage one small pack or bag – plan your trip to bring the boat in to the waiting pontoon to load and unload provisions, people and equipment
      6. Follow the launch driver’s instructions
      7. Board the launch before the driver, sit as far aft as possible
      8. Climb aboard your boat from the aft step in the launch to maintain social distance from the driver.


    • No maximum group size on the water
    • Maximum group size of 6 people on land
    • Maximum of 3 groups of 6 on land at any one time. Request a 3-hour group time slot on Facebook, to prevent wait times due to lots of groups at the same time.
    • Maximum of 6 people on the slipway, please wait until boats are recovered/launched before entering the slipway.
    • Individual sailors only restricted by social distancing and slipway numbers i.e. you cannot all launch and recover together
    • Cruisers, R19s and Dayboats are unaffected by the dinghy yard and slipway rules
    • Class captains can organise their own racing for solo or same-household boats, within the regulations." Safety cover can be requested in advance via volunteerteam@pooleyc.co.uk
    • Adult Training
      Restart is anticipated. No details yet.
      Email training@pooleyc.co.uk for details.
    • Youth Training
      Wednesday training has restarted in a very limited form. You will be contacted by the youth team with details
      Email training@pooleyc.co.uk for details.
    • Friendly Fridays
      Maximum 3 groups of 6. Further details to follow.
    • Hiring Club Dinghies
      Only Lasers, Fusions and Rigiflexes are available for hire.
      To minimise the risk of infection from the covid 19 virus, all surfaces including the covers must be sprayed and wiped down before and after use. Cleaning products and a cloth have been placed in each boat for this purpose.
    • Open Events, Regattas and Parties
      Organised activities are not yet allowed


    • Entrance Gates
      Open as usual
      You must register your attendance by either using your club card at the main gate or by emailing the names of all in your party to signin@pooleyc.co.uk.. This applies to members, children and guests and is for the Track and Trace system. Please lock the beach gate.
    • Office
      The office is manned but the main door is closed. Please contact by telephone 01202 672687.
    • Toilets
      The ground floor toilets will be open from 24th July. Please observe the social distancing instructions, wear a face covering and clean your hands thoroughly. Please do not use the toilets as changing rooms.
    • Changing rooms and showers
    • Bar and Catering
    • Sailing Office
    • Haven Office
      Open as usual.
    • Race Hut

    Conditions of Club Use under Covid-19 Restrictions

    These restrictions are designed to minimize the chances of any of our community dying as a result of exposure to the pandemic coronavirus. They are intended to protect us all whilst limiting our activity as little as possible. They will be reviewed and amended regularly

    2. If you are in a vulnerable category, consider staying at home
    3. 2 metres social distancing or 1 metre plus
    4. Entry to the gate may be restricted if the Club becomes to crowded
    5. Pontoons. People coming ashore have right of way.
    6. Contact Office on 01202 672687 if you have been to the Club and develop possible Covid-19 symptoms so that we can take steps to reduce the risks to others

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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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