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East Dorset Sailing Club


Latest News

Access to the Local Notices to Mariners from Poole Harbour Commissioners website
  • New Fusions
    The shiny new Fusions are now available on the booking system in place of the two Picos. All existing bookings have already been switched over for you. Some action shots of the new boats “Atomic” and “Nuclear” in the article.
  • The new 2024 EDSC clothing range has arrived!
    The new 2024 EDSC clothing range has arrived, take a look over at the clothing section for the full price list. This year we’ll have beanies, quick dry SPF tops for dinghy sailors (popular), hoodies and polos.
  • Repair Work to the Pier
    Work has continued to make repairs to our storm damaged pier.  So far most of the replacement runners that were broken have been bolted into place and 162 hardboard planks have also been cut in readiness for laying.  We’ve had a fantastic response from members so far but there are several more sessions planned so … Read more
  • A new website for EDSC!
    The East Dorset Sailing Club is launching its new website. The website will be a great way for club members to keep up to date with the latest news and announcements from the club and will provide useful information including access to weather forecast reports and tide times, a members’ area, the online calendar of … Read more
  • Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2024
    We would like to wish all our members and their families to have a wonderful festive season. We are looking forward to meet again in 2024 and wish you a great 2024 sailing year!

About the Club

Established in 1875, East Dorset Sailing Club is located on Evening Hill, Sandbanks on the northern shore of Poole Harbour. We are now the oldest sailing club in Poole and in 2025 we will be celebrating our 150th Anniversary.

Members enjoy club sailing with regular dinghy racing and cruiser events run between April 1st and October 31st. EDSC is run by the members for the members. As such each member is expected to complete a number of duties during the sailing season as a condition of their membership.

During the sailing season we have moorings available for small cruisers and yachts up to 35ft. Our club house and pier were in fact built by our members many years ago, the clubhouse has fabulous views across the harbour to Brownsea Island and Sandbanks.

EDSC Club House

The club has a dinghy yard, rack space and a toast rack for tenders in addition to this we have the longest private pier in the harbour with numerous tender outhauls.

The Pier

In the boatyard we have space for members’ dinghies and club owned boats, which now include two family size Topper Argos, Laser Picos, Toppers, a Laser and an Optimist which are all available for members to use on a fee paying basis during the sailing season. This means that members don’t have to have their own boat in order to enjoy sailing from the club. We are also fortunate to have a summer car park.