A Point of Interest for the 2021 Season

Boat owners are being advised by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to carry evidence of VAT status onboard their vessels ‘at all times’ in case of checks by customs officials. The Cruising Association says skippers cruising to and from the UK need to prepare now for the ‘bureaucracy of sailing’ post-Brexit



The National Coast Watch

Good News 

The National Coast Watch are able to inform us that following suspension of their watch-keeping during the recent problems, they will be resuming watches from 1 June. For a while they will be operating single person watches from 0800 to 1700hrs each day. They aim to return to normal summer hours (0700 - 1900) and full staffing as soon as possible. They are available on VHF Channel 65 or on the phone 01305 860178


Owing to the present Corona situation all PYC events will be cancelled until further notice.  Stay safe and well everyone.


A message from the WPCA re Boat Jumble

It is with considerable regret that the WPCA Committee have decided to postpone our annual Boat Jumble planned for Tuesday 24th March.  We discussed the issue at length, and made this decision in view of the current situation, and the Government projection over the next two weeks, regarding 'Covid 19'. We consider it would be too great a risk to the 100 or so attendees, in close proximity in a confined space.  We are monitoring the Government advice and if the situation changes we hope to hold it towards the end of April, but will keep you informed.  We are really sorry about this, but hope you understand the difficulty we are in, and that you will continue to support us.



Launching Supper

After a lot of discussion regarding the Coronavirus situation in relation to group functions, the committee feel that the launching supper should be postponed for the time being. Obviously if the situation improves, then we will try and re-arrange.

Details of the photographic competition and the PYC polo shirts, which were to be premiered at the supper, will be sent out shortly, hopefully with some stylish snaps for your edification.

Fingers crossed though that we can still all enjoy a good sailing season.


Steve Moatt has asked me to thank all the  members who generously donated to his charity on Saturday evening. He raised £200 Brilliant. 

Great evening last night catching up.Thank you to everyone who came to the AGM and Steve Moatts' talk which was brilliant. Such a good turn out. Stay safe in the winds.


Skittles Evening

RNSA Portland branch are organising a skittles evening at Tom Brown's Inn (47 High E St Dorchester DT1 1HU) to be held on Saturday evening 29th February 2020. There is no cost for the skittles and they have negotiated a buffet at £6 per head. you should aim to arrive at 1900, sort out teams and begin knocking down some bowling pins at 2000. 
Member are Portland Yacht Club are cordially invited to attend It would be great to have a good turnout from Weymouth and Portland sailing clubs. It promises to be a fun evening and a chance to discuss sailing plans and aspirations for the forthcoming season. 
They would be very grateful if you could let them know numbers for the buffet by Saturday 15th Feb please. 
Myself and RNSA Portland members hope you can join them
Kaz Pointon,RNSA Portland Branch Social Secretary
Email: Phone: 07917197774


Portland Yacht Club Annual Photographic Competition

The winners of the competition were announced at the Laying Up Supper. Many thanks to all those who took part and congratulations to Chris and Simon. Look at the winning photos and all the entries in the gallery.

18th May - Berth holders' party. Details to follow, but a mix of music, dancing, drinks and food.


Pontoon Party 28th July 2018

Pontoon Party

In spite of the inclement conditions a good crowd attended the party showing what hardy types we are. A good quantity of alcohol was required for warmth. Picture below of us all.



Launching Supper  2018

Another fun evening at the Launching Supper last night, the food was excellent along with the company and turn out. 

Coast Guard Visit

Coastguard VisitThe visit to the Coast Guard Head Quarters in Fareham in February was a great success and enjoyed by everyone.





2017 Events


Great turn out at the carols this year, thank you all for joining in.

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year

Christmas Carols around the Christmas Tree at Portland Marina

( inside if wet and windy)

Back by popular demand, and to get you into the festive spirit; come and sing along with the Weymouth Concert Brass Band your favourite Carols. Mulled wine and mince pies, to lubricate the tonsils and keep up ones strength.

Saturday 9th December at 1830.

Please let me know if you can make it for catering purposes

Met Office Visit

November we had the visit to the Met Office in Exeter An amazing and informative day and enjoyed by 60 members

Laying Up Supper

The Laying Up Supper is on

Friday 27th October 2017, 1900 for 1930

The Boat that Rocks

Details have been sent out to members  please contact me if you have not received them.

Southampton Boat Show

Portland Yacht Club would like to invite everyone to come and say hello and meet members for refreshments and a catch up.

Dean and Reddyhoff stand E043

Look forward to seeing you there

More details will be emailed regarding sailing/motoring up to East Cowes.

Met Office Visit

I have booked a visit to the Met Office in Exeter on 25th November 2017 at 11am. The tour will be adapted to have a saiing emphasis, so hopefully we will all learn a bit of useful information for our future cruising. The tour lasts about two and a half hours or so, depending upon how enthusistic the questioning is ! There are no costs involved other than making your own way there, and any refreshments and cuddly toys you may desire.

I need to get an idea of numbers as soon as possible, as if we have sufficient numbers, we will get the visit to ourselves, otherwise they will make up the slack from the public. So if you could let me know if you would like to join in or not, it would be greatly appreciated and would also confirm that my emails are reaching all PYC members.

Many thanks


If you are down at the marina and fancy a BBQ /Social get together on Saturday evening 5th August. 
We will have the BBQ alight from 1800 until it goes out.
Just bring your own food/drink/chair etc.
Look forward to having a catch up.


There is going to be a BBQ & Social Evening for PYC Members
At Portland Marina, Saturday 3rd June 2017 1700hrs
Bring your own food, drinks, plates, glasses etc
The fired up BBQ will be supplied for you to cook on
or just bring a drink.
Look forward to seeing you all again

Thank You

Thank you to all the members who made the Launching Supper such a success. Also to Dean and Reddyhoff for so generously providing a bottle of wine per couple and The Boat that Rocks for looking after us so well.