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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

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. 

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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  • 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 page) for 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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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...



Tall Ships Regatta 2014

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.
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The ships will moor at five locations between Woolwich and Greenwich town centres, with the smaller ships in West India Dock at Canary Wharf. 

Live Around GYC

GYC Rivercam

GYC Weatherstation

North Woolwich Tides

AIS vessel tracking