• 0_Dinghy
  • 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 webmaster (with your name and account number and any questions or requests.)
  • For general enquiries about the club please email here.

Training Autumn 2018

Day skipper

Following a sucessful first class, the club is continuing to work with Nomad Sailing.

We have now set dates for the next Day Skipper course. It starts on Tuesday, September the 11th and runs for 8 Tuesdays, followed by an assessment weekend ( November 10-11th).

Joining this course  is easy, all you need to do is click on the Nomad link above, which will take you to their web site. Look for bookings and fill in the form (there is discount rate for club members).  

If you want to know more about any of our classes please speak to me, Brian Harrisson, or Steve Wilson. We can be found around the club, out on the water, or contacted via the website.

Sail training

The Club is a Royal Yachting Association recognised teaching establishment. Using our own qualified instructors, in the autumn we will be running two courses:

  • Dinghy level one - on weekend of September 22-23rd
  • Keel boat level two - October 6-7th

Most of our powerboat courses will be run by Tony Mason of Thamesactive. Tony is a club member and full time professional trainer, himself trained by some of London's finest sailors. 

For all details of these courses please look in our calendar/training.


Safe Boating

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1. Wear a lifejacket that will inflate or a buoyancy aid that will take your weight

2. Wear appropriate footwear

3. Take a hand held radio or phone in a waterproof case

4. Tell someone where you are going

5. Ensure your tender is sea worthy

6. Always use your ‘kill cord’

7. Secure any luggage or large items that you may be transporting

8. On arrival, approach into the tide and secure tender with a bowline to your boat. Consider using a stern line as well

9. When secured. Choose your moment to disembark, check for passing clippers or wash to subside

10. Remember, one hand for you and one for the boat