Poole Yacht Club PYRA

Poole Yacht Racing Association (PYRA) offers coastal and cross channel racing to yachts and multihulls based in or near to Poole Harbour.

We enjoy sociable chatter and beverages at the destination

Our objects are:- “to promote, encourage, organise and coordinate racing for sailing yachts in association with the member yacht clubs based on Poole Harbour which sponsor it. (Currently these are Parkstone, Poole and Royal Motor Yacht Clubs)“

We put on a varied programme of races and social events. PYRA is about having fun and enjoying our sailing.

Class Contacts

Ron Gentle


Theresa Lawrence

Poole YC Representative


Racing is divided into 5 classes.

  • Monohulls Race under VPRS  (Velocity Prediction Rating System) Classes 1,2,3+4
  • Multihulls race under a Multihull Rating provided by our Class 5 Captain

The precise split between classes 1, 2 and 3 is not decided until early April each season. Class 4 is for couples/shorthanded boats racing with or without spinnakers – Straight forward Coastal and Channel racing in company – very good company!