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The Yachtsmen's Paradise

The island-studded and deeply embayed Harbour of Poole is a veritable yachtsmen's paradise, and in the past decade has become increasingly popular as a port of call, a base for exploration and a racing centre among both sections of the fraternity - yachting and motor boating.

"Miss Britain" Scott Paine breaks record in Poole Harbour

The accommodation offered to the visiting yachtsman by a considerate port authority is so comprehensive that craft of all types up to 600 tons have ample room to navigate with the capacious and well-sheltered harbour, and the anchorage is considered to be among the safest and best. For both racing and recreation Poole Harbour has no equal. That is the considered opinion of some of the leading yacht owners and speedmen, not only of this country, but of Europe, and confirmation of the fact is forthcoming in the adoption of the harbour by the Royal Motor Yacht Club as one of its racing and social headquarters.

Throughout the summer this organisation hold frequent regattas in the port, and in 1933 the straight mile course was used by Mr H. Scott Paine in a successful attack on a world's water speed record.

In addition to the R.M.Y.C. four sailing clubs have their headquarters at Poole, and hold frequent races and regattas during the summer.

Ample facilities are afforded for hiring yachts or fishing smacks for the exploration of the isle-studded estuary and the winding channels of the upper reaches. Beginners may learn the intricate but fascinating art of sailing in perfect safety under the guidance of experienced yachtsmen in the open harbour, on the park salt water lake, or on a private boating lake at Salterns, Parkstone. The coastline of the harbour is upwards of 100 miles, and the surroundings are exceptionally beautiful.

Port of Poole

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