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East Dorset Sailing Club

East Dorset Sailing Club established in 1875

29/05/2020 – The toilet at the bottom of the staircase is now open for members to use. This toilet will be cleaned daily.

Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Advice to all members from EDSC Committee: 22/05/2020
Sorry no events or competitions yet



STAY ALERT  Please enter the club with caution and if you feel it is getting overcrowded then please leave. We will be prepared to control numbers coming through the gate if need be.

⚠  Please read and adhere to the RYA Coronavirus (COVID 19) posters at the clubhouse.

Members to keep minimum 2m separation from all other members, on-site. You are responsible for your own children and be certain that they observe the 2m separation

Families >  Limit of family members from the same household in one car until further notice; this may include children

Sailing >  You may resume social sailing from 23/05/2020

Sailing >  Please be aware that no safety cover is available. Consider the tide, wind strength and direction to take into account both yours and your boats abilities

Sailing >  Try buddy sailing while keeping 2m separation, Advise others of your sailing plans, time out and expected time off the water.

Sailing > Perhaps this is a good time to sail with a handheld radio or get yourself a waterproof case for your telephone. Remember the RNLI cannot observe the 2m separation.

Slipway > Only one boat to be launched and recovered from the slipway at a time.

Slipway >  Please wait patiently your turn to launch or recover your dinghy while observing the 2m separation at all times.

Yard >  Only members from the same household to work on or board a boat at a time.

Yard >  If you are using the storerooms to collect your boat equipment or an outboard, please use wipes to clean any surfaces you have touched.

Pier >  People walking OFF the pier have the right of way.

General >  Please wash your hands regularly and use hand wipes on other surfaces you have touched. (Outside tap to be left unlocked)

General >  After washing your dinghy down and returning it to your allotted space please wash your hands and use wipes to clean any surfaces you have touched.

Beach > You may use the beach but only in family/household groups or single members but must rigorously observe the 2m separation at all times.

Paddleboards > Kayak and paddleboards (inc other small craft) ARE permitted but please remove from the club when leaving.

Boats to yard > Please contact Tim Lewis (timglewis22@gmail.com) before bringing a boat to the yard for storage.


Slipway >  Do not let anyone else touch your launching trolley. Tie your dinghy off onto the mooring buoys provided and then return your trolley tidily to your allocated place.

The Clubhouse>  The clubhouse and changing rooms are still closed according to government guidelines. This excludes the storerooms as above.

Do not socialise with other members working on their boats unless keeping a 2m separation.

No over-night staying on boats.

No members on-site during the hours of darkness.

General Committee may suspend access during very busy periods (i.e. lock the IN gate).

You should not be using any craft if you cannot 2m separate if not a member of a family/household group.

General Information: We have moorings available for small cruisers and yachts up to 35′ for the 2020 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.”