Welcome

Poole Yacht Racing Association (PYRA) offers coastal and cross channel racing to yachts and multihulls based in or near to Poole Harbour.

We usually enjoy some sociable chatter and beverages at the destination Rendez-vous.

Our objects are:-

“to promote, encourage, organise and coordinate racing for bona fide sailing yachts in association with the member yacht clubs based on Poole Harbour which sponsor it. (Currently these are Parkstone, Poole and Royal Motor Yacht Clubs).

We put on a varied programme of races see sailing program and social events. PYRA is about having fun and enjoying our sailing

2016 Sailing Programme Chart small

 Selection Of The Boats From Various Classes

Racing is divided into 4 classes all actively supported

The precise split between classes 1  and 2 is not decided until early April each season.

The divisions for 2016 are:-

Class 1 VPRS Fast Group TCC 0.951 and above, (Beneteau First 38 to Humphreys 50 Custom)

Class 2 VPRS Medium Group TCC 0.881 to 0.950, MG C27 to Bavaria 350)

Class 3 VPRS Slow Group TCC less than 0.880, (Fox terrier 22 to Mystery 30 )

Class 4 Non Spinnaker Class

Class 5 Multihulls (MOCRA)

Annual membership from as little as £50 with a free VPRS Rating Certificate for monohulls, or £32.50 for multihulls (but no rating included).

For more information see  about us/FAQ .

To contact PYRA please go to  Contact Us .

Other points of contact are listed under about us/officers.

Please send items for inclusion on this site to Mike Fox at

Email Webmaster@ plus domain name.

75 Years of PYRA

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