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.
This year's "Push The Boat Out" is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience sailing on the Thames. GYC will be participating and open for anyone wanting to take part on the Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Tue 12th, Wed 13th, Thur 14th, Sat 16th and Sun 17th.
Over the week we are giving you the opportunity to try out all the activities at the GYC. These include dinghy, powerboat, keel boat, yachting and rowing. There will be sample theory courses for adults and children (over 12). All boats will be helmed by a qualified instructor and full safety equipment will be provided, we just ask that you bring your own waterproof gear if the weather demands. We will also be giving guided tours of the site that includes the club house mounted on stilts over the river, the river-side rooms that host larger functions, our boat sheds and sail loft. Sail making for kids, treasure hunts and quizzes will be run on the main days. There will be a BBQ, as well as our full menu on the river front balcony.