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Where We Sail

Two Sailing Waters

Poole Radio Yacht Club is in the unique position of having access to two excellent sailing venues.


You can find us in the beautiful surroundings of Poole Park, Poole, Dorset, on the South Coast of England.

The bustling seaport of Poole is within easy walking distance with its busy harbour and shopping district. 

Both Poole and nearby Bournemouth are popular holiday destinations and hotel and guesthouse accommodation is plentiful with a wide range of standards and prices.   

Having 2 locations enables the club to take advantage of deeper open water at Longham Lakes and provide a championship venue for larger classes.

Poole Park Lake

The Home of Poole Radio Yacht Club

Lake details:  Dimensions - about 100 x 200 m.

The Model Yachting enclosure is a part of the large boating lake in Poole Park that was formed when the main London to Weymouth railway line was constructed on an embankment that cut off part of the bay of Poole Harbour. 

Thus the Lake is of salt water and is contained by a sluice that the Council open at regular intervals to clean and scour the water.

The normal depth of water in the Model Yachting Enclosure is about one metre.

There is easy access to the water from the road.  There are firm concrete banks and a sturdy walkway with handrail separates the model yacht enclosure from the rest of the boating lake. We have a great clubhouse, often with tea and cakes.

Poole Park Boating Lake, Whitecliff Rd, Poole BH14 8DX


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Longham Lakes

Championship Open Water

Members please note that this venue is only to be used for official PRYC sanctioned

racing and must be supervised by an approved responsible person and NOT

to be used for ad hoc sailing.

Longham Lakes provides Poole Radio Yacht Club with a rural venue very different to our home water in Poole:

Large Lake 

Deep Water

Championship quality venue

Option for longer courses

Longham Lakes, 125 Ringwood Road, Longham, Ferndown BH22 9AB

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