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Welcome to the Royal Dorset Yacht Club

On behalf of the flag officers and club members, I welcome you to the Royal Dorset Yacht Club website.


Our club has been at the heart of sailing in Weymouth for over 140 years and boasts a fascinating history. The Club was formed in 1875, making this the 143rd year.


Upcoming Events

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3rd November

Ben Waters and his band playing live in the Club House.  


11th November

A Joint Lunch (RDYC and MNA)  at 13.30 to commemorate the ending of WW1 followed by a showing of the film 'War Horse'.


Wine tasting 23rd November 

Come and taste some wines that you might not have tried before and test your deduction skills at the same time. It will be an informative and fun evening!  

An excellent fork buffet will be supplied by Brown Goose Catering

Tickets for the event cost: £19pp

Should you just want the Buffet only: £12pp

or the Wine Tasting only: £12pp

Booking Essential.  Full details here


15th December - Christmas Club night party 

with live music by the Decadettes and a complementary buffet.   Each member can bring 1 guest free of charge.  Other guests £10pp


Christmas Day - watch the Harbour Swim 

and enjoy a glass of bubbly, mulled wine or your favourite tipple from our amazing Club House with great views of the swim.


26th January - Burns Night.  

A favourite of many - join us for Burns Night which is a traditional black tie function - after you have enjoyed your 4 course meal and the immortal memory, there will be dancing to the Decadettes.  Great food and music making a fun and entertaining evening.   Tickets £38pp - please book early as we are usually over subscribed.  Bookings currently being taken!


Sunday Carvery - We will be serving a carvery every Sunday.  Please do support us


For a full list of upcoming events

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Page last updated: 30th October 2018

Joining Sailing Moorings Clubhouse About Us Local Information Kristin

The fabulous clubhouse retains and celebrates the Club's history and traditions whilst providing first class bar and catering facilities - with separate lounge and dining areas, free WiFi and stunning views over Weymouth Harbour. Please keep an eye on the website for more opportunities to catch up on eventsboth on and off the water.


Our programme of monthly member's nights is well underway and should you have ideas for future club nights etc then please let me know as new ideas are always very welcome.


The Royal Dorset offers a warm welcome, especially to visiting yachtsmen. There are a number of membership options available including an Affiliate Membership category, specifically for boat owners from other yacht clubs. Additionally we have mooring spaces available in Portland Harbour - details in the 'Moorings' area.  We also offer RYA training or own boat tuition through an RYA accredited training centre at a discount for our members - please enquire for details


To our existing and prospective members, as well as visitors, the Royal Dorset is open for you to enjoy. Should you require information on arranging a private function or group visit to the Club, please do not hesitate to contact us.


I hope that you have enjoyed what has been a fantastic summer and are already planning your next year’s adventures.  I look forward to seeing you in the club house soon and if you have any ideas for functions or club nights please let me know.



Kristin Crook


Kristin Crook