Welcome to the University of Plymouth Yacht Club, a student-run sports club at the University of Plymouth catering for beginners and experienced sailors alike. UPYC were awarded the “UPSU Club of the Year, 2016/ 2017”.

UPYC own two J80 keelboats and are proud to offer a full calendar of events for members from general sessions for all abilities, theory and practical courses, an international racing calendar, socials and much more. Learn more about what we offer here… and don’t forget to join our Facebook group here where all our events and news is posted!

Enjoy your visit and we hope to see you on the water very soon!



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January Mile-Builder

Members working towards their RYA Yachtmaster ticket had a weekend of hardcore sailing in January to rack up their needed miles. A 6am start allowed the crew to become re-familiarized with their night navigation prior to a swift exit from the Sound before heading to Falmouth.

Match racing

Plymouth yacht club sent a team of three to the RYA match racing winter event 1 in Weymouth. Neil, Ewan and Henry spent three days in an Eliot 6m, competing against some experienced teams in some very challenging conditions. After two days of very competitive racing , Plymouth managed to finish 7th overall, and only …

Fowey Cruise

University Yacht Club members enjoyed a weekend away in Fowey from the 27th – 29th October. Having spent the night at anchor in Plymouth Sound we set off on the Saturday morning and had a cracking sail towards Fowey. Our evening was finished off with a well deserved pub meal and a couple of pints! …

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