As a vibrant, diverse and friendly Sailing Club we welcome new Members to enjoy our fantastic new Clubhouse and some of the best sailing in the UK.

We offer an extensive range of sailing and social activities for our Members.

We invite applications from active sailors who participate in racing / cruising and support the volunteering necessary to facilitate the Club's activities.

Membership Categories

Full Member

  • Aged 21-30

  • Over 30

Youth Member

  • Under 21

Associate Member

Associate members cannot store a boat at the Club or use the slipway. There are 3 types:

  • Crew – proposed by a Full Member to regularly crew for a named proposer (checked annually)

  • Local – a permanent resident of the Elms Estate

  • Affiliate – a Full Member of not less than 12 months of another affiliated Yacht Club in Dorset or Hampshire (checked annually)

Family Member

A spouse or partner of a Full, Associate or Overseas Member, and their children under the age of 21 may apply to become a Family Member, subject to conditions set out in the Club’s Rules.


You may apply for Membership throughout the year. However, interviews for Full Membership are conducted between October and March only. 'Provisional' status is maintained for one year pending Full Membership.

If you are applying for Full Membership between April and October your application will be considered and pro rata subscription fees will become payable when your application is accepted.

Application Process

You can apply for Membership by clicking on the appropriate Membership application link below. Complete the application form(s) and either email to or send to the main office of the Club.

The Club is committed to protecting the personal data of members in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018:

Membership Enquiries

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information please contact our Membership team:

Facilities for Members