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About membership

Joining the Royal Dorset Yacht Club makes you part of a heritage stretching back nearly 140 years.  The Club has long had Royal connections: the Prince of Wales was Commodore from 1897 to 1902, King George V hoisted a Club burgee on his yacht, Britannia and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh has been our patron since 1952.


This proud history is very much in evidence in our fabulous clubhouse with its trophies, pictures and other memorabilia. The clubhouse occupies a prime position on Weymouth quay, overlooking the harbour.  Here you can enjoy great food and a range of beers, spirits and soft drinks at members’ discounted prices.


In the summer months, our garden is a tranquil area with a marquee offering comfortable seating and the occasional barbeque. You can bring your family and friends into the Club as your guests, making it a comfortable meeting place to catch up, relax and enjoy. You can also hold your own function eg birthday party  in the clubhouse.


The Club has a variety of events over the year ranging from formal to fun.  These can be one-off events such as Trafalgar Night,, Burns Night or regular Club nights.  Club nights are a great opportunity to tap into the wealth of experience shared by members and ideas for future events are always very welcome.


We organise cruising in company events (both sail and motor) and  keel boat racin gthroughout the summer season, probably the cheapest moorings on the south coast and the ability to apply for a warrant to wear an ‘undefaced’ Blue Ensign.


You’ll be kept up to date on events through regular emails.  In addition, our website has news of what’s been going on, together with full details of future events.

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