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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. We are planning a number of events to celebrate the occasion and details of this year’s racing and cruising programmes 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, free WiFi and stunning views over Weymouth Harbour.  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 season.


The 2015 season in already well underway and we wish you a successful and enjoyable summer.   Racing got underway with the RDYC 140th Anniversary Regatta on Saturday 6th June where boats competed for the Britannia Cup.  


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




Rules and Regulations

RDYC Rules and Regulations now available on the website.  More...


'Winter opening'

New 'winter' opening times now in operation.  More... 


Lulworth Range

Updated Lulworth Range times to end of October.  More... 


Summer cruise photos

Photo album of this year's summer cruise now available.  More...





Forthcoming Events


Saturday 17 October

Trafalgar Dinner.  Black Tie dinner to celebrate this historic occasion.  More...

Clubhouse Cruising Moorings Racing 2

Page last updated: 3 October 2015

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