Who are we?

The Newbury Yacht Club, formed in 1969, is an active Royal Yachting Association affiliated Club based in Berkshire of around 120 members catering for sailing and cruising enthusiasts, particularly for those whose main interests lie in cruising the Solent, South Coast, Channel Islands and Northern France.

On the 1st January 2015, the Club became formally registered as the Newbury Yacht Club Ltd, a Club Limited by Guarantee, owned by its members and governed by the Company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association.

What do we do?

We organise very popular weekend sailing rallies during the summer months as well as one slightly longer cruise either along the South Coast or across the Channel. These are informal in nature, very sociable and usually attract a dozen or so boats on each event.

During the winter, we also organise monthly social meetings, most of which include a talk and/or presentation from an invited speaker on some marine related subject of interest to our members. Two purely social functions, held in local hostelries, are the ‘Laying Up’ supper (usually known as the ‘Christmas Do’) and the ‘Fitting Out’ supper in the spring to mark the arrival of the new sailing season.

We hold a wide range training courses and programmes that include both on the water as well as classroom formats.

When and where do we meet?

During the summer, members will often make individual arrangements to meet up with other members in the Solent or local vicinity; however the Club will normally organise one weekend rally early, one mid summer and one late in the season. The longer cruise is usually around late May / early June.

In the winter (September to May) the Club meetings are at 7.45 pm on the second Wednesday (previously Thursday) of each month at The Bowlers Arms, Enborne Street, Wash Common, Newbury, RG14 6TW. There’s also a Frostbite rally (usually late January), to help people keep their sea legs through the winter!

How do I join?

Contact us via our Membership page, or just turn up at one of our meetings (see events programme on this site) and ask for one of our committee members. You will be made most welcome. Then if you enjoy it and want to join (most do!), you will be surprised that the subscription is almost nominal.


Should you require any other information about the Newbury Yacht Club, please contact the Secretary by email: secretary@newburyyachtclub.com and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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