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This is the home (www.pyra.org.uk) for the latest information, race programme, results, social events and photos for PYRA. 

Our goal is to provide you with useful information about PYRA so that if you are unaware of us you might consider joining us or if you are already a member then you will find useful information about future events, races, recent results, and past events and results in our archives.

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 programme) and social events.

Time in Poole: 15:43:12

Put www.time.is in to your smart phone as a useful check. "Time.is" claims:

"to be synchronized with an atomic clock - the most accurate time source in the world. The displayed time will normally have a precision of 0.02-0.10 seconds. The precision depends on your internet connection and how busy your computer is."

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PYRA is about having fun and enjoying our sailing. see more at Miscellany

Selection Of The Boats From Various Classes


Racing is divided into 5 classes all actively supported 

The precise split between classes 1, 2 and 3 is is not decided until early April each season.

The divisions for 2013 are

Class 1 VPRS Fast Group                   TCC 0.951 and above, (Elan 33/Halberg Rassey 372 to Humphreys 50 Custom)

Class 2 VPRS Medium Speed Group TCC 0.881 to 0.950,  (MG 27 to Dehler 36CWS)

Class 3 VPRS Slow Group                 TCC 0.880 and below,  (Comfort 32 to Pandora International)

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 35.50 for multihulls (but no rating included)

for more information see  about us/FAQ

To contact PYRA email the secretary Ron Gentle at secretary@ plus domain name  (see officers) Other points of contact are listed under about us/officers.

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

webmaster@ plus domain name

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(Last published article was on December 3, 2014). Copyright © 2008 - 2014 Poole Yacht Racing Association (PYRA).