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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 144th year.


Upcoming Events


Sunday Lunches

10th November and 17th November

Please book by emailing


Member's Christmas Party

Saturday 7th December

Complimentary for Members +1

Other Guests welcome at

nominal charge of £10.00

Hot Thai Buffet and Dancing

Please book by emailing


Christmas Day Swim

Open from 10:00 - 13:00 hrs

Join us from the warmth of the clubhouse

to watch the swim with a glass or 2 of your favourite tipple



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

To view a list of upcoming events,

click 'Agenda' at the top right of the calendar


Portland Harbour Authority

Read the LNTMs here

Local Notices to Mariners

Page last updated: 4th November 2019

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 events both 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.


We are also looking to organise some Ladies Nights - please see the page headed 'Ladies Nights' for more information and the opportunity for you to shape the evenings.


I hope you are planning your cruising for this year and  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