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East Dorset Sailing Club

East Dorset Sailing Club established in 1875

Sailing activities are now over for the 2020 season. We look forward to resuming sailing events in 2021.

Members visiting club premises must comply with all the latest COVID-19 regulations:

You Can

Launch and sail your boat, windsurfer, paddleboard or kayak

Use your boat for exercise and recreational use only

You must comply with the Government’s prevailing rules

You Cannot

Organise any event, race or training

Meet more than one person from another household unless they are in your bubble

Use the toilet or enter the clubhouse.

Break the social distancing rules

Bring a visitor or non-member to the club

Use any club owned boat

The above will remain in place until advised otherwise. Your Committee will continue to review the club’s lockdown rules and will amend if external guidance changes or if deemed necessary.

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: