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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. 

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.

What We Do


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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GYC hosts the London Regatta

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The annual London Regatta will be hosted by Greenwich Yacht Club on Sunday 27 September. Dinghy racing for up to 50 competitors will take place on courses marked out on the River Thames between the Thames Barrier and the Emirates Cable Car.

The Thames Barrier will operate its annual test closure from 06.30 to 16.00 which will temporarily make the Thames a non-tidal waterway and commercial traffic cannot sail up and down it. This makes it a unique and safe(r) occasion for dinghy sailors without a special qualification for tidal water to sail and race on this stretch of the river.

Up to 50 entries will include competitors from Greenwich Yacht Club, Erith Yacht Club, the London Nautical School, Sea Cadets based at the London Regatta Centre, the North London Sailing Association and Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. Race Director Simon Powell of GYC said "We look forward to welcoming visitors from these other London clubs and sailing centres, and anyone who wants to come and watch."

Racing is due to start at 11 o’clock and will finish around 2 pm, subject to weather conditions on the day.

Spectators can watch from the Thames Path and will also be welcome at Greenwich Yacht Club, including in the Member’s Bar which will be open from 12 noon. Food will be available from 2 pm and there will be an awards ceremony.

Directions to GYC can be found at http://www.greenwichyachtclub.co.uk/about/contact/finding-us. Parking space will be reserved for competitors' cars and boat trailers so please use public transport or the pedestrian and cycle path alongside the Thames.

Photos courtesy of Clive Reffell

Live Around GYC

GYC Rivercam

GYC Weatherstation

North Woolwich Tides

AIS vessel tracking

Tidal Fluvial Flow