Welcome to the University of Plymouth Yacht Club!

We are a student-run sports club, part of the University of Plymouth Students’ Union, providing opportunities and experiences to beginner sailors and experienced Yachtsmen & Women alike. Whether its your first time on the water or you have been sailing since before you could walk, there is a place for you at UPYC!

UPYC are one of the only university yacht clubs in the UK to own and operate their own fleet of vessels. Our two J80 keelboats allow us to get on the water providing a jam-packed calendar of sailing for members at all levels for as much of the year as possible.


General sessions, led by our experienced team of skippers let you get on the water on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. We are open to people of all abilities from first time sailors to experienced cruisers and racers. Come and join the relaxed, easy-going sessions where we design sessions around your needs. At £5 a session this makes us one of the most affordable university yacht clubs in the UK. We also conduct weekend cruises to other parts of the South West, with emphasis on inclusivity, safety and affordability.


As a club we are looking to compete in a range of racing over the course of the next year. From regular racing in Plymouth Sound to bigger events in the Solent and on the continent, we have an exciting and extensive calendar forming. Racing with the club is the perfect opportunity to test your skills and push your sailing to the limit! With theory and practice sessions we want racing to provide opportunities to people at all levels from fledgling sailors to experienced yachtsmen & women!

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