Welcome from the President

The experience gained from previous biennial regattas has given us confidence in the running of the eighth Poole Regatta.  The increase in the number of competitors each year confirms that we have found the right formula of racing to suit all the various classes taking part.

We are delighted that International Paint are continuing with their sponsorship which, together with many other sponsors, allows us to offer generous prizes.  For this we are most grateful.

As in previous years, a number of classes are using the Regatta to hold their National Championships.  This year we welcome the J70 and J80 classes for the first time, who with the other popular keelboat classes make for a very competitive regatta.

The waters of Poole Harbour and Poole Bay allow for fair and interesting courses without the challenging tides experienced at other venues.

On shore we will be providing evening entertainment at Parkstone Yacht Club and The Poole Yacht Club, with The Royal Motor Yacht Club hosting the prizegiving.

Now is the time to prepare your boat and crew for the 2014 International Paint Poole Regatta – a sailing event not to be missed.

Mike Tombs
Regatta President 2014




The Combined Yacht Clubs of Poole

rmycThe Royal Motor Yacht Club

The Royal Motor Yacht Club is steeped in over 100 years of history and tradition. Situated within Poole Harbour the Club was originally founded to encourage the sport of motor boating, however, today this Royal Yacht Club embraces both sailing and motor boating interests and has over 1600 members. Visit the Website

parkstoneParkstone Yacht Club

Parkstone Yacht Club was established in 1895 and is situated on the North shore of Poole harbour. The Club has an active membership of 2500 members, comprising equal numbers of dinghy and cruiser owners. Both sailing and racing are actively encouraged for the amateur sailor young and old alike. Visit the Website

parkstonePoole Yacht Club

Poole Yacht Club has been in existence for over 150 years. It has a broad spectrum of members all with common interest in sailing and boating embracing all of its diverse forms. It has direct access to the magnificent sheltered and protected waters of the Poole Harbour at all states of the tide.  Visit the Website

parkstoneLilliput Sailing Club

Formed  in 1956, the Lilliput Sailing Club is a small, friendly, self help club adjacent to The Blue Lagoon on the northern shores of Poole Harbour. The principal objective of the club is to promote and encourage amateur sailing without exclusively adopting any particular class or classes of boat.  Visit the Website

pyraPoole Yacht Racing Association (PYRA)

Poole Yacht Racing Association (PYRA) aims to promote, encourage, organise and coordinate racing for bona fide sailing yachts in association with the member yacht clubs based on Poole Harbour which sponsor it.  Visit the Website

northhavenNorth Haven Yacht Club

Formed in 1965, North Haven Yacht Club is situated close to the entrance to Poole Harbour. With a membership of around 280 people the club caters for many different types and classes of boat and for members of all ages and experience. Visit the Website

East Dorset Sailing Club

East Dorset Sailing Club was established in 1875 and is the oldest sailing club in the harbour not to have moved or changed its name. The club has around 180 members and is ideally situated for easy access to the harbour entrance and out into Poole Bay  Visit the Website

Redclyffe Yacht Club

Founded in 1933, Redclyffe Yacht Club is situated on the west bank of the River Frome at Redcliffe, just half a mile down stream from the old historic port and walled Saxon town of Wareham. Primarily a cruising club many rallies are organised throughout the season. It has a around 230 members   Visit the Website