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East Dorset Sailing Club

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Welcome to the East Dorset Sailing Club established in 1875

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

Join us in 2019! New members are welcome!

For the 2019 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 2019. 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!

Our 2019 membership form is here: EDSC MEMBERSHIP 2019 pdf

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


We also have a range of social events. For example, in early March Cathy Neyland talked about her trip to Antarctica.


More social events can be found on the calendar on this website.

The photo below 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.



For the month of May 2018, 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.





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.