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GetSailing2We very much regret that our coronavirus pandemic operational guidelines mean that we must currently limit access to our site to members only. As soon as we are open to visitors we will advertise that here.

Since our foundation over 100 years ago, we have always aimed to offer "affordable sailing for all". Our club is located halfway between the O2 and the Thames Barrier, and is home to cruiser sailors, dinghy sailors, motor-boaters and rowers. But you don't have to own a boat to come boating.

 Email here to enquire about visiting us or joining GYC

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In line with government directives, the club must follow Level 5 rulings. 

The new lockdown rules mean that outdoor sports venues must close. 

We cannot leave our home or be outside of it unless absolutely necessary. One of the acceptable necessary reasons to leave our homes is: "To exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area". We may only take exercise in, or from, a publicly accessible space.

Regrettably, that means we cannot sail from our club, and that the site will be therefore closed to members until further government announcements.

Nick Day, Commodore

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Activities on the River Thames

The River Thames is cleaner and more active that ever.

Look at the PLA coordinated calendar which includes GYC activities to see what is going on.

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Staying Safe on the River

 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

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