East Dorset Sailing Club

Club Information

Founded in 1875, The East Dorset Sailing Club, is a small sailing club located in Poole harbour. The club’s location provides a perfect opportunity to explore Poole harbour with its many islands, inlets and the River Frome up to the historic town of Wareham.

Alternatively, Poole Bay with its sandy beaches is found just outside the harbour whilst the Solent is an easy day sail to the east and the Jurassic coastline of Dorset stretches to the West.

The harbour has a low tidal range and a double high tide so there are only a few hours in the day where the sandy shoreline is exposed. Much of the harbour is shallow and is especially suited to shallow draft boats, though all main channels can be navigated by deep draught fin kneelers

The club caters for both cruising and dinghy sailors.  It has 60 swinging moorings suitable for mono-hull or multi-hull craft. There are drying and deep-water moorings for boats use during the season and tenders are moored on outhauls along the wooden pier, club boats including Topper Argos, Club Laser Picos, Club Toppers

The club’s dinghy storage is located on hard standing and can be easily launched from the slipway and storage and outboard store.

The large clubhouse provides a wet room and a members lounge, bar with kitchen facilities. Large Clubhouse with bar and kitchen. There are modern Changing Rooms with Shower Facilities. The club has CCTV Security, Free WiFi The club has its own car park.

The EDSC organises racing for both and cruising events for cruisers and dinghies. During the summer the racing is carried out at weekends within the harbour or in Poole Bay. The club Organises cruises, in company, either towards the Solent or towards Weymouth. Previously extended trips to France have been a regular jaunt.

EDSC provides an active membership and provides member access to the facilities and club boats for use on the water. For more information regarding the membership check out the website. 


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Registered Address:
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