We have a full sailing programme however should Covid requirements change and affect what we can do an alternative race will be arranged for the same date.

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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 and social events. PYRA is about having fun and enjoying our sailing.


Selection Of The Boats From Various Classes

Racing is divided into 5 classes all actively supported

  • Multihulls race under a Multihull Rating provided by our Class 5 Captain

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

Due to Covid19 in 2020 the fleet race as oned class.

It is not yet clear how racing will work this year. The situation is fluid!

The divisions for 2019 were:-

Class 1 VPRS Fast Group TCC 0.962 and above, (Mini 6.50 Ginto  to Humphreys 50 Custom)

Class 2 VPRS Medium Group TCC 0.891 to 0.961, (Sigma 33 to Elan 33)

Class 3 VPRS Slow Group TCC less than 0.890, (Moody 28 to Hunter Impala 28 )

Class 4  Ideal for couples, shorthanded or newcomers – Straightforward Bay, Coastal and Channel racing in company – very good company!

Class 5 Multihulls

Annual membership from as little as £55 with a free VPRS Rating Certificate for monohulls, or £40.00 for multihulls.

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.

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