South Central England (inc. Chichester)

The Coastal waters from Selsey Bill to the Isle of Purbeck, include Poole Harbour, Christchurch, The Solent Ports from Keyhaven to Portmouth and the Isle of Wight, with Langstone Harbour and Chichester Harbour in the East.

Link to South Central England Fleet page


Whilst there are a number of Devon Yawls scattered throughout the many Sailing Clubs in this area the best sheltered sailing is found in Poole including Studland Bay, or at the eastern end within Chichester Harbour.

Link to Topsham Fleet page


Chichester Harbour is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty (ANOB) and offers perhaps the best choice for owners who live in the South London commuter areas. Moorings are sought after but available once you have made a decision as to where you might wish to be. This large Harbour has Sailing Clubs in each of the 5 main ‘arms’ of water.

Link to Yealm Fleet page


Bosham SC have the biggest concentration of Devon Yawls, and are a warm welcoming Club with a Classic Day Boat fleet, which incorporates our class. This fleet is the biggest in the whole harbour and races on a personal handicap system. There are eleven DY’s within the Club currently and at least five race regularly. Weekend racing includes Classic Fleet racing on Saturdays, and points racing on Sundays that cover all handicap classes. Being tidal with arrange of up to 5 Meters sailing is interesting and challenging. The various channels of water in Chichester offer good cruising and Picnic opportunities.

Link to Dittisham Fleet page

North American Fleets

Spread throughout the New England states, west to Ontario, and even further west to the Great Lakes, the classic DY lines have found favor with a number of us on the other side of the Atlantic.

Link to North America Fleet page