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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.

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 conplete and they left Liverpool on Sunday 20th August for leg 1 to Uruguay.

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Nicola and Tim are on the same boat - Great Britain, and the skipper, Andy opted to play their joker on this race to double their points, so it is important that they do well on this leg.

On September 13th Tim wrote...

"Whilst you have been studying our routing and tactics and assessing the impact of the Doldrums Corridor on our long term prospects - briefly, the boats who entered later were able to motor-sail to exit in a more advantageous position - on the GREAT Britain boat you will be sorry to hear we continue to be distracted by the more mundane aspects of life at an angle.

A decision we face three times a day is what to wear when we go on deck. We need to be deck ready and this includes having all the necessary such as knife, sail tie, sun cream, jelly babies, tape, and anything else that might be necessary. It means wearing the right clothes. Unfortunately, the task list is not necessarily as simple as described in the crew manual – it is not always easy to get the clothing choice right. Now we are through the Doldrums it is cooler, but by no means an English winter so the general dress has been shorts and T shirt, expecting a warm drenching, and hoping to dry out before watch end. Below deck is generally very hot. We were therefore all impressed when Ian Mumford appeared on deck, very smart in salopettes and boots in anticipation of a Yankee change. Two minutes later and the task was clearing the sail locker floor to enable bilge checking and water clearance from the anchor chamber. Two hours later the team, comprising of Ed Aldworth, John Olsen, and Ian arrived back on deck, task complete but red in face and several litres lighter.

Ian's persistence in his choice of trousers is in the knowledge that one day it will be the correct one and finally over last nights first Watch, the shorts brigade received warning from a fair torrent over the deck. At watch change there is now a major rush to find foulies and on Jack Watch, now there is just myself, Nicola Thurlow, and Spence Bienvenue in shorts. I am considering the options on my drysuit."

They are now in Punta Del Este, Uruguay.

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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

Live Around GYC

GYC Weatherstation

North Woolwich Tides

Tidal Fluvial Flow


AIS vessel tracking

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