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Welcome to the Royal Dorset Yacht Club

Our 140th anniversary year

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 and boasts a fascinating history.  This year, 2015, is the 140th Anniversary of the Royal Dorset Yacht Club and we have held a number of commenmorative events and are hoping to hold more before the year ends.


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 'events' section for more informal and formal opportunities to catch up on the season's events, share some 'salty sea dog tales' and make plans for next season.


As the days shorten, and the 2015 season comes to a close, we will be reintroducing our monthly Members’ nights.  A number of interesting talks to wet your appetites for voyages further afield are already planned.   For racers, the YCW Autumn and Winter Sunday series are well underway.  


The Royal Dorset offers a warm welcome, especially to visiting yachtsmen.  Also, this year, we have introduced a new membership category (Affiliate Membership) specifically aimed at boat owners from other yacht clubs.


To our existing and prospective members as well as visitors, the Royal Dorset is open for you to enjoy.



Adrian Crook




RDYC flies the triclour to show its sympathy for the French people.  Click on the picture to enlarge.





Weymouth Literary Festival

We are delighted to announce that the RDYC has been chosen to provide the Headquarters and VIP centre for the UK's first maritime literary festival.  More...



After a lengthy vacant period our downstairs space is now occupied and, our new tenants, Restaurant Adriatico is ready to open.


Bar and Catering

From Thursday 29th October, bar and catering will be provided by Restaurant Adriatico.

Forthcoming Events


Saturday 12 December

Christmas Party.  More...


Christmas Day

Annual Weymouth Harbour Christmas Day swim.  Club open from 9am till 12:30pm (no food service).


Thursday 31 December

New Year's Eve fancy dress party  More...


Saturday 23 January 2016

Burns Night Black Tie Dinner.  Details to follow, but book now: 


Clubhouse Cruising Moorings Racing 2

Page last updated: 29 November 2015

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