At Harbour Challenge we now have one of the largest fleet of sailing boats in Poole Harbour, including Wayfarer, Laser Picos,Topper, Topaz and some high performance dinghies.

All our boats and equipment can be hired by the hour, or *half day and *full day (availability and weather permitting)

Hirers must be confident and competent dinghy sailors with experience on coastal waters.

Assessment carried out by one of our staff prior to letting you take the boat out on your own.

*Please contact the office direct for booking of more than hour on 01202403278


  • Booked by the hour
  • £20 pp

Money from every activity you purchase goes directly to helping those less fortunate to try the same activities. You can see where your money makes a difference by checking out our charity page for our latest projects.

sailing dinghy

Harbour Challenge is easy to find - we are in the centre of Hamworthy Park in Poole. You can leave your car at Hamworthy Park Surface Car Park and take a short walk to the Centre. Please note that this is now a pay and display carpark between March to October.

Take the main path through the park, walk past the paddling pool and cafe to the cream-coloured building at the end of the park. This is the main Harbour Challenge Centre.

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  • Useful Info

    Experience Required

    Must be able to swim 25m wearing a buoyancy aid

    Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult