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East Dorset Sailing Club

East Dorset Sailing Club established in 1875

The government instructions and RYA advice tell us to follow these simple rules

Stay at Home: If you must visit your boat for essential maintenance then you must contact the committee to obtain permission beforehand.

Essential maintenance: is limited to preventing imminent rigging failure, water ingress or issues which cause (more) damage.

Routine maintenance: You cannot work on your boat. Routine winter maintenance such as antifouling, changing anodes will have to wait.

Contractors: In line with the law, businesses may continue to operate, so you may engage an approved contractor to work on your boat even though you cannot be present. This needs to be approved by the committee.

Still need to visit the Club?  Any members reported inside the yard without permission from the committee will be asked to explain their actions to the Flag Officers. Our Club has an obligation to comply with the law.

Please be socially responsible, so as to not overburden the NHS, and limit going out; that includes, with very much regret, not coming to the Club at this time.

Please stay safe and help the club abide by the spirit of lockdown regulations.


General Information: We will have moorings available for small cruisers and yachts up to 35′ for the 2021 season (April 1st to October 31st). We do not have any yard spaces available for masted dinghies however we do have a few rack dinghy spaces. We do not have facilities for motor boats, kayaks etc. We have 6 club dinghies: 2 family-sized Topper Argos, 2 Laser Picos, and 2 Toppers, which are all available for members to use on an annual or daily fee-paying basis during the sailing season, meaning that members don’t have to have their own boat in order to enjoy sailing from the club. And we have a car park!

50 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


“Members of East Dorset Sailing Club have 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.”

Letter received from the Andrew Simpson Foundation in November 2020: