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East Dorset Sailing Club

Welcome to the East Dorset Sailing Club established in 1875

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

Congratulations to EDSC member Dave Butters who finished 2nd in class and 2nd overall in the outbound and return legs of the AZAB 2019 (Azores and Back) race. The AZAB is a 2,400 mile international ocean yacht race with participants ranging from experienced racers sailing high performance boats to local cruisers seeking a challenge. Dave says, “It was a tough event with gales both ways. There were several dismastings and boats with keel issues.” For a photo of Dave during the race, click here. There is more information about the AZAB race here.

Information about the East Dorset Sailing Club
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. We do not have facilities for motor boats, kayaks etc. 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!

Please note that the children’s sailing activity (Pirates) is currently fully booked.

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


“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.”