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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 and boasts a fascinating history.  2015 was the Club's 140th Anniversary of the Royal Dorset Yacht Club and a number of successful commemorative events including the reintroduction of a Royal Dorset Regatta were held to celebrate the occasion.  This year's regatta will take place on Sunday the 5th of June.


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 this season.


We have recently commenced our monthly Members’ nights.  A number of interesting talks to wet your appetites for voyages further afield during 2016 are already planned.    


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


The new ground floor Restaurant Pizzeria and Bar 'Adriatico', serving a delicious menu of Mediterranean food, including speciality Croatian pizza, is now open.


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


Adrian Crook




Lulworth Range

Information for 2016 and latest firing times updated.  More...


Spring cruise

Spring cross channel cruise planned.  More...


Summer cruise

More details of summer cruise.  More...



Racing calendar published.  More...


Weather pages

Our weather, tide and wind pages are now updated.  More... 


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...




Forthcoming Events


Saturday 5 March

Boat jumble.


Saturday 23 April

HM Queen's Birthday Parade of Sail.  More...


Friday 29 April

Spring cruise.  More...


Clubhouse Cruising Moorings Racing 2

Page last updated: 12 February 2016

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