Royal Dart Yacht Club

Royal Dart Yacht Club

Club Information

The Royal Dart Club is well established with a rich history dating back to 1866.  Enjoying a range of sailing that the location brings from the excitement of the open sea in Start Bay to the sheltered river sailing from the castle, accompanied by scenic views of Dartmouth and Kingswear.

The club holds regular club racing throughout Spring, Summer and Autumn, as well as national and international events. RDYC is the main base for the sailing events during the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta held at the end of August. The active cruising section is augmented by specialist groups such as Ladies Afloat and Boys in Boats. There is also an active junior sailing section and the opportunity to crew if you don’t own a boat.

The club’s focus is yacht sailing, however, there are further opportunities for dinghy sailing and motorboat owner.

The club training programme has been developed over the past 20 years, offering a range of RYA course for both adults and juniors. Members can enjoy a wide range of discounted training.

The clubhouse has a large members’ bar/lounge downstairs, and two reception rooms on the first floor with great views of the river.  The restaurant serves food, locally sourced. Thus we are able to offer a lively social programme all year. vibrant year-round social programme for both sailors and those who simply enjoy being by the water. Member can enjoy significant discounts on bar and menu prices so you can enjoy the best locally sourced food knowing you are getting great value.

Members can also enjoy the opportunity to host events at the club for friends and family and take advantage of the reciprocal membership to yacht clubs all over the world.

The club has its own pontoons and trot moorings for members which run from the Clubhouse down the eastern shore towards the sea. There are over fifty moorings, which can take boats up to 12 metres LOA, pontoon storage for inflatable tenders, paddleboards and small kayaks and a Bosuns store for keeping small outboard motors and oars.  All these facilities are available exclusively for members and can be rented on an annual basis.


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