Welcome to Newbury Yacht Club

Newbury Yacht Club is a club with an ethos of combining sailing and socialising. We’re affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association and are extremely proud to have celebrated our 50th anniversay in 2019.

We hold regular water-based events; sailing in the Solent for our weekend rallies and further afield (usually the West Country or northern France) for our annual cruise. Our fleet is often into double figures, which is a pretty good effort for a landlocked Berkshire sailing club!

Newbury Yacht Club Rally Haslar Marina

We have a variety of winter talks with a water or sailing theme, which are hosted at The Bowlers Arms, Enborne Street, Wash Common, Newbury RG14 6TW.

We also organise a variety of sailing related training for our members, with agenda based on demand.

If you have an interest in leisure boating (either sail or power), own your own boat, are looking to crew on someone else’s boat, or just attend our winter talks, this could be the perfect club to join.

For more information about the club please visit our about page.

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  • Jane Williams – “Humpbacks and Icebergs” – Sept 2023
    Club member Jane Williams shared the tale of her journey from Newfoundland to Greenland in 2022. Unsurprisingly, there were numerous challenges to be overcome, not least navigating the ever-changing ice flow. A wooden boat may not be the obvious choice for such a northerly passage, but Gemervescence was a 50 foot yacht with plenty of experience of long passages, and the crew of four were confident she was more than up to the job. As the title of the talk suggests, Jane spotted many icebergs, as well as several humpback whales. The photos of the icebergs in … Read more
  • Autumn Rally 2023 – Bembridge Harbour
    The start of what is officially Autumn brought a change in the weather – to bright sunshine and rising temperatures. It felt the least Autumnal it has for the last couple of months. While there were no complaints about the sun putting in an appearance, a little more wind would have been appreciated. ‘Metal sails’ were the order of the day for many, although there was some actual sailing squeezed in for anybody not in a rush. Bembridge Harbour brings more of a challenge to navigate than some marinas, especially if a rally is timed to coincide … Read more
  • Spring Cruise 2023 – The breakaway group!
    The planned cruise itinery of The Yealm and Fowey had been an enticing prospect for the Spring Cruise, but a combination of circumstances made some of the fleet make the difficult decision not to round Portland Bill as intended. The crew of the four boats all had deadlines of when the return home was necessary, so the West Country element would only have been a brief stopover rather than a leisurely cruise. A likely bumpy passage across Lyme Bay, and the fact that the easterly winds were set to remain for the whole of the following week … Read more

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