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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


We have an exciting list of upcoming events, including Burns Night, and a whole set of talks in the new year:


Collision Regulations,

Sail Care,

The Olympics,

Sail Trim,

Care of Marine Engines,

Rope Splicing, and

Passage Planning.


Other upcoming events include:


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Portland Port Operations

Lulworth Firing Range

HM Coast Guard

Weymouth Lifeboat

Marina Operations

The Dakar Rally


Practical 'On the Water' events include:


Man overboard drills for motor and sail

Navigation made simple

Day and Night Exercise


We've added a new Google Calendar to the website, and you'll find all our events listed there.


Add our new Google Calendar to your own Calendar to get Club events automatically shown on your diary.

To view a list of events for the month,

click 'Agenda' at the top right of the calendar



For a full list of upcoming events

including dates, times, and venues

visit our Calendar

Page last updated: 3rd December 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