Parkstone Yacht Club was established in 1895 and is situated on the North shore of the second largest harbour in the world. Poole harbour boasts panoramic views, sandy beaches and clean waters. The Club has an active membership of 2500 members, comprising equal numbers of dinghy and cruiser owners. Both sailing and racing are actively encouraged for the amateur sailor young and old alike. Parkstone Yacht Club regularly hosts World, National Championships and Open meetings for a variety of classes and is renown for Poole Week which, is held each year in August, offering a week's Open Regatta racing for classes of Dinghy, and Parkstone Regatta for Cruisers. There is also the Youth section, offering training, racing and including Youth Week, very active fun days out on the water.