Founded in 1928, the Deauville Yacht Club (DYC) is meant to transmit the joy of sailing. It is now renowned as one of the largest clubs in Normandy- it has the highest number of members-. The DYC is also known in France and abroad for great sea trips, an affordable sailing school and regattas.

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Take a sea trip and enjoy the smooth motion of the yacht led by one of the DYC instructors. During a 2-hour unforgettable trip, you can admire sea birds and the Seine Estuary. The DYC sea trips, accessible for anybody older than 3, are a great opportunity to see the coast from a new perspective and deepen your knowledge before taking sailing lessons.

Find here the agenda of sea trips

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Visits and strolls in the inDeauville nature

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The Deauville Yacht Club sailing school, labelled Ecole Française de Voile et Club Compétition, is open all year round and adapts to all levels: competition sailing, recreational sailing sports and yachting. Both if you train to compete in a regatta or you want to familiarize with sailing, you can sail on a cruising yacht, a J80 one-design sports boat or on a Grand Surprise monohull sailing boat.

More about the sailing school here


The Deauville Yacht Club organizes every year about 15 regattas from February to October, contributing to making Deauville a sport and sailing destination.

You’ll find here some of the main sailing events:
- Branle-bas de l'estuaire, opening the regatta season at the beginning of April! It’s the first competition of the Baie de Seine Championship in which boats coming from Honfleur, Havre, Ouistreham and Deauville challenge on banana-shaped course races along the coast;
- Linkers Open International de France des Dragons, a great European event held in mid-June, whose protagonists are 35 Dragon boats (pirogue-like sports boats) coming from the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and France to challenge on the footsteps of the sailors of olden times;
- the legendary Cowes-Deauville, launched fifty years ago and held at the end of May between Cowes (England) and Deauville, counts on the participation of several English yacht clubs;
- the Solo de Deauville, held at the end of April, is the opening regatta of the Trophée Voiles Océanes, which is organized every year to train for the Solo Normandie held in June.

The Deauville Yacht Club Practical information