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  • 1_Cruiser
  • 2_Racing
  • 3_Motor boat
  • 4_Rowing
  • 5_Cycling
  • 6_Arts
  • 7_Boatlift
  • 8_education
  • 9_Social

Welcome to Greenwich Yacht Club

Located halfway between the Millennium Dome and the Thames Barrier GYC is now over 100 years old, founded by a handful of Thames sailors in 1908, and boasts around 400 members. The club caters for cruiser sailors, dinghy sailors, motor-boaters and rowers. Sail past Canary Wharf and beautiful Royal Greenwich up London's historic river or go down to the estuary for the East coast or a channel crossing. Motor cruisers can go right through the very heart of the capital, and have access to the river Lee and inland waterways. 

Visitors are welcome any Tuesday evening or weekend. 
  • If you're interested in joining why not come along on a Tuesday evening or weekend afternoon/evening to look around and meet us.
  • If you are already a member you can access more website facilities by logging in at the top of this page with your account number. (Forgotten your password? Click the 'FORGOT LOGIN?' link (at the top of the pagefor a new password to be emailed to you or send an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (with your name and account number and any questions or requests.)
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What We Do


We run a programme of yacht and dinghy racing, as well as practical and theory training all year round. 

To view our list of courses and to book click on the Meetup link...   meetup_logo_100_white_1.gif (100×74)

All classes of yacht and dinghy are welcome, but the emphasis is on enjoyment and arguing over a pint in the clubhouse afterwards. Our site and facilities are first class, having been newly built in 1999. We have both drying and deep water moorings, a boat yard and workshops. We also have probably the best yacht club bar in England, built on an island site out in the river with stunning views to the city and down to the Thames Barrier. 

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Doris lands at GYC

At the end of December GYC was asked if we could assist a group of four women rowers in landing their boat at the yard. This was no ordinary rowing boat and no ordinary group of women. In April they plan to row across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Cairns, Australia via Hawaii and Samoa to raise £250,000 for women's charities (Walking With the Wounded and Breast Cancer Care). They had introduced their specially made boat, Doris, to London at St. Katherine's dock and needed to get her onto a trailer to tow back to base. Having rowed downstream to GYC and with assistance from members in the yard they were just in time to recover Doris at the bottom of the slipway as the tide ebbed.
Anyone wishing to support these courageous sailors can do so at http://coxlesscrew.com/buy-a-mile/


Isabel, Laura, Natalia and Emma with Doris in the yard


Tower Lifeboat Newsletter

Tower Lifeboat Newsletter

 GYC is an active supporter of the Tower RNLI Station.

Established in 2002 it is now based on

the north bank of the Thames near Waterloo Bridge,

being the first station establised specifically to cover a river.


Read the latest in their Summer 2014 newsletter...


Live Around GYC

GYC Rivercam

GYC Weatherstation

North Woolwich Tides

AIS vessel tracking

Tidal Fluvial Flow