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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 100 years.  This year, 2015, is the 140th Anniversary of the Royal Dorset Yacht Club. We are planning a number of events to celebrate the occasion, including a Royal Dorset Regatta on Saturday June 6th.  The 2015 racing and cruising programmes are well progressed and can be found on this website.


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 and free WiFi.


Throughout the year we host a number of formal and informal social events.  The New Year was welcomed in style with a 'Masquerade Ball' and continued with a packed Burns Night, an intimate Valentine Dinner and various Club Night presentations.  Please keep an eye on the 'events' section for more informal opportunities to catch up on the season's events, share some 'salty sea dog tales' and make plans for the forthcoming season.


With the 2015 season fast approaching and thoughts turning toward annual maintenance and preparation, for both experienced and new boat owners there is a wealth of experience within the 'membership'  to tap into.  Remember that your Club is open for you to enjoy.



Adrian Crook




HMS Portland

Presentation of Honorary Membership to the Commanding Officer of HMS Portland. More...



Advice on calling Coastwatch now on the site.  More...


Club night

A presentation by Gareth Peaston on the Colregs.  More...


Club night.  A talk by Gerald Duke on the Rolex Middle Sea Race.  More...


RNSA cruises

RDYC members can now take part in RNSA cruises.  More...

Forthcoming Events


31 March

Weymouth & Portland

Cruising Association annual boat jumble. More...


3 April

Club night.  A talk on 1950s Classic Ships and the usual meal deal with a choice of Paella - meat, seafood or vegetarian.


20 April

Deadline to join the Battle of Waterloo trip.  More...


25 April

St. Georges Day dinner.  Blazer and tie.  More details to follow.

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Page last updated: 30 March 2015

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