Poole Yacht Club Dinghy Fleet

Poole Yacht Club has a diverse range of racing dinghies. The fleets with their own race starts are Osprey, Laser, Yachting World Day Boat, GP14 and Hobie 16. All other dinghies race as part of our three handicap fleets: fast, medium and slow.

If you would like to form a new dinghy fleet please contact our Sailing Professional sailing@pooleyc.co.uk

Races are as competitive or relaxed as each participant wants to make them. We have Olympians, passionate hobbyists, and novices in our races.

Each competitor is looking for something different. Some look to win, some to improve, some just to enjoy being out on the waves in the company of like minded people.

We race all year round and members can join at any time on payment of the race fee. During the Spring and Summer months we race every Monday, Thursday and some Saturdays, please see the calendar for full details. During the Winter we mainly race on Saturdays.

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Adult Training

You are never too old to learn how to sail, so why not become a dinghy sailor?

With our fantastic fleet of Hartley 15s, training adults has become a breeze, no more thinking you must kneel and clamber around in a small boat, these double / triple handed boats are great for adults to move around easily no matter your age or ability. But for those that want can also try solo sailing in one of our Fusions.

Even if you can sail, there is always more to learn.

The Seamanship Course will give you the skills and knowledge of “what to do in the event of……..” and get you thinking more along the safety side of sailing.

Spinnaker sailing is extremely fun and can be a great buzz when you get it right, but how you do that can be tricky. The sailing with spinnakers course is exactly what you need, we will teach you how to crew and helm whilst flying your kite.

Click on the links below to find out dates and booking details.