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The biggest sailing event of the season, Bart’s Bash, is coming up on 15th/16th September and we’d like to involve as many members as possible whether on the water or ashore.

Bart’s Bash Cruiser mini-regatta

We are holding the Bart’s Bash cruiser event on Saturday afternoon in the form of two back-to-back races in the bay starting at Vinyl Solutions at 1300. There is a £5.00 entry fee which will be donated to Bart’s Bash. Sign in with Super Trouper on Channel 37A.

Bart’s Bash Dinghy Race and Junior Cup

On Sunday 16th we are holding the main Bart’s Bash event with a dinghy race starting at 11.30.  For adults this is a fun race but for Under 18’s this is the annual Junior Cup race so sign on the entry sheet in the clubhouse with your PY handicap and make a donation in support of our Bart’s Bash fundraising effort.

If you are entering either the cruiser or dinghy race register at https://bartsbash.com/participant-sign-up

Bart’s Bash BBQ

From lunchtime on Sunday we will be holding a BBQ to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation and it’s open to members and guests whether you are sailing or not. As usual if any members feel like donating a cake or cakes that we can also sell on the day, please bring them to the club on Saturday or Sunday and leave them in the galley. All food sales in aid of Bart’s Bash

Bart’s Bash Boat Jumble

There will be a boat jumble running on the day and if you have stuff to sell please mark it up with your name and price allowing for 10% to be donated to Bart’s Bash. Again leave it at the club any time this week clearly marked.

For the past three years we have been the top fundraising club in Poole Harbour so please come along and get involved and help to make 2018 as successful as previous years.


Welcome to the East Dorset Sailing Club established in 1875

The oldest, the smallest ( and FRIENDLIEST ) sailing club in Poole Harbour.

For the month of May, East Dorset Sailing Club participated in the RYA Push the Boat Out campaign to get people sailing.  Neil Sackley from BBC Radio Solent visited EDSC on May 2nd to interview the Commodore, Paul Wood, and Sailing Secretary, Jeff Osment.  You can listen to the interview here.


Join Us > 2018 members are welcome > For the 2018 sailing season, 1st April to 31st October, we have moorings available for small cruisers and yachts up to 35′. We do not have any yard spaces available for masted dinghies however we do have a few rack dinghy spaces for 2018. Also, we have 6 club dinghies, 2 Sport England funded family sized Topper Argos, plus 2 Laser Picos and 2 Toppers which are all available for members to use on an annual or daily fee-paying basis. And we have a car park!

65 shallow, channel edge and deep water moorings
for yachts of all sizes up to 35′
35 Designated Dinghy Spaces (varying sizes)
50 outhauls for tenders plus toast rack for inflatables
2x Club Topper Argos
2x Club Laser Picos
2x Club Toppers
Storage lockers and Outboard store
Members carpark
Launching slipway
Large Clubhouse with bar and kitchen
Modern Changing Rooms with Shower Facilities
CCTV Security
Free WiFi


The photo shows members of the club supporting the Bart’s Bash event on 17th September 2017.  East Dorset Sailing Club has supported Bart’s Bash since its inception in 2014.  By doing so, we bring together our members to an event on and off the water.  When the race is completed we have a BBQ and open the bar and reflect on the fun we had on the water. Bart’s Bash is a catalyst for our club.  It is a fundraiser, a social event, a mixed ability race and a trophy for our junior members.  It is our flagship event of the season and every year it just gets better and better.


We are particularly lucky to have as one of our members Alison Wheeler, who was recently presented with the RYA Community Award for her outstanding contribution to sailing at grassroots level. For many years Alison has organised ‘Pirates’ sessions for youngsters and ‘Novices’ classes for adults. The photo shows Alison receiving her award from the Princess Royal.