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
Greenwich Yacht Club opens its gates to the public annually for the London Open House weekend but visitors are welcome any Tuesday evening or weekend.
We run a programme of yacht and dinghy racing, as well as practical and theory training all year round.
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.
- If you're interested in joining why not come along on a Tuesday evening or weekend afternoon/evening to look around and meet us.
150 Day Countdown to Tall Ships Regatta 2014
April 9 marked the start of Royal Greenwich's 150 day countdown to this year’s Tall Ships Regatta. The Dutch sailing schooner Tolkien carried guests from Woolwich Pier to Greenwich Pier and back. The sun shone, a gentle breeze blew and musicians sang and played sea shanties to set the mood.
The Tall Ships Regatta will start from Falmouth in Cornwall on Sunday 31 August. 40-50 sailing ships will race to a finishing line off the Isle of Wight. From there the ships will sail on to the Thames Estuary, and complete their voyages on Thursday 4 September and Friday 5 September at Woolwich in south east London.
The ships will moor at four locations between Woolwich and Greenwich town centres, with the smaller ships in West India Dock at Canary Wharf. Members of the public are invited on board to see up close some of the finest sailing ships in the world. The largest ships will be up to 110 metres in length. The Tolkien's hull measures 36m, only about one-third of the biggest ones.
There will be a range of entertainment and celebrations over the weekend of September 5 and 6 along the Thames down river from Canary Wharf, including a Crew Parade through Greenwich Town with marching bands, strolling entertainers, pop-up performance areas and firework displays in Greenwich and Woolwich. Further details are at www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/tallships.