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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  • Stokey Woodall – “An evening with Stokey Woodall” – Nov 23
    Peter ‘Stokey’ Woodall joined the Club for an evening of two halves. He began sharing the remarkable story of his life, from his beginnings in the Black Country, to his years at sea. Joining the army gave Stokey his first experience of sailing, but it brought sea sickness and limited enjoyment. With other options within the army even less appealing, Stokey persevered, and had soon progressed to skippering yachts. When he left military service behind, he moved into yacht delivery, which true to form had a challenging start. The first yacht was cut in half, eventually sinking.… Read more: Stokey Woodall – “An evening with Stokey Woodall” – Nov 23
  • Dr Stephen Payne OBE – “Genesis of a Queen: Queen Mary 2” – Oct 23
    The Winter Talk series is now in full swing, with fantastic attendance and the new venue proving a great success. Our second talk of the series was Dr Stephen Payne – the naval architect responsible for designing the Carnival Corporation’s ocean liner, Queen Mary 2. Stephen’s talk took us through his interest in ships beginning from age 5, when he watched a tour of Queen Elizabeth on Blue Peter. The BBC show played a further role a few years later when it suggested in the Blue Peter Annual that the Queen Elizabeth 2 would be the ‘last… Read more: Dr Stephen Payne OBE – “Genesis of a Queen: Queen Mary 2” – Oct 23
  • Laying Up Supper – 13th December 2023
    WIth the end of the year fast approaching, it will soon be time to reflect back on the events of 2023, both ashore and afloat. It will also be time for the next winner of the Uncle Albert award to be revealed… The event will be held at the The Furze Bush Inn, with further details to follow shortly.

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