• 0_Dinghy
  • 1_Cruiser
  • 2_Racing
  • 3_Motor boat
  • 4_Rowing
  • 5_Cycling
  • 6_Arts
  • 7_Boatlift
  • 8_education
  • 9_Social

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.

Navigation classes and sail training

The day skipper class  will start  tueday April 17th, the club is now colaborating with  nomad sailing, They  are a well established company who provide  both theory  and practical training. so we are confident they will  maintain the high standards of teaching we have always enjoyed at the club.Joining this course  is easy, all you do is click on the link above, which will take you to Nomads web site,  look for bookings and  fill in the form . (there  is discount rate for club members.).  

If you want to know more  about any of our classes  speak to me Brian harrisson  or steve wilson., we can be found  around the club or out on the water  or contacted via the  web site

 Sail training

The Club is a Royal Yachting association recognised teaching establishment.using our own qualified  instructors we  will be offering the following courses;

  • Dinghy level one and two,
  • keel boat level one,
  • powerboat level 1 and two,safety boat
  • first aid.

for  the details  of these courses please click  calendar and training.


Two GYC members sail on around the world clipper race

Two GYC members, Nicola and Tim are taking part in the 2017/18 around the world clipper race.
There are 8 legs/races to complete and the boats are now on Leg 5 - the Asia Pacific leg.

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Nicola and Tim are on the same boat - Great Britain. On January 10th (the All Australian Leg) Nicola wrote...

"Life lessons from sailing

There's been a reflective mood onboard GREAT Britain and following Krishna making a philosophical announcement this morning, we have had a bit of a discussion about what we've learnt from this sailing experience. Names have been withheld so that you can have a bit of fun and guess which of your loved ones / characters on the crew came up with each statement.


Safe Boating

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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