Parkstone Yacht Club was established in 1895 and is situated on the North shore of the second largest harbour in the world. Poole harbour boasts panoramic views, sandy beaches and clean waters.
The Club has an active membership of 2500 members, comprising equal numbers of dinghy and cruiser owners. Both sailing and racing are actively encouraged for the amateur sailor young and old alike.
Parkstone Yacht Club regularly hosts World, National Championships and Open meetings for a variety of classes and is renown for Poole Week which, is held each year in August, offering a week's Open Regatta racing for classes of Dinghy, and Parkstone Regatta for Cruisers. There is also the Youth section, offering training, racing and including Youth Week, very active fun days out on the water.
There is an active Cruising Section, which run regular rallies off the coastal waters of Poole, and the Brittany coast is also a regular venue. Cruiser racing for all sizes of yachts can be offered on Mondays, Thursdays and at weekends. Cruiser owners have a choice of keeping their yachts in either the purpose built Marina or on moorings within Poole Harbour.
The Club runs Dinghy racing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Large fleets of XODs, Darts, RS200s, Flying Fifteens, Wayfarers, Lasers, Toppers, Cadets and ABs enjoy competitive class racing. Smaller fleets of Dolphins, Enterprises, Albacores, Fireballs, Merlin Rockets, RS400s, RS100s and 420s also enjoy class racing.
Our facilities include, large changing rooms with plenty of hot water showers to greet sailors at the end of a day's racing. The Club employs a number of full time Staff to manage the site, including Yard staff to maintain rescue boats and offer a service to members, and in the Clubhouse we have a Restaurant & Bar facilities. The office staff will be pleased to offer more information about their Club.