All Events

All GCCC events are shown on this page:

Separate categories of Sailing, Social & Winter Talks are shown on the individual drop down links above.

A printable version of the previous winter programme is available here.

Visitors are welcome to any of our Winter Talks - we ask a £3 contribution toward costs.

Notes for Members:

Skippers can register to attend a sailing event by clicking the event's Register button.   Members wishing to crew on boats should post their interest on the Stowaway Register where Skippers can then respond individually or by registering their available crew places.

More details about crewing on other member's boats can be found here

Events can be added to your electronic calendar by opening each event and clicking 'add to calendar'.   


Past
summer and winter programmes & statistics are available in the Archive.

    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    Talk by Duncan Wells

    • Speaker: Duncan Wells
    • Stress Free Sailing and MOB
    • Duncan is an RYA Instructor and a feature writer for Yachting Monthly and an author. He will give us tips for single handed and short handed sailing setting sail – trimming sails – navigation – anchoring and most importantly MOB.

    • Organiser: Bill Wood-Roe






    • 04 Feb 2018
    • 09:30 - 15:00
    • The Withies Inn Compton
    • 12
    Register

    Our Annual Winter Walk and Lunch

    We will meet at the Withies Inn in Compton for a 9.30 departure

    • walk is about 5 miles walking boots recommended
    • Lunch will be at the Withies and table booked for 25
    • Please register and send your food order to c.granger@sginternet.com
    • We are booked into the bar area so the Bar menu is available also they have agreed that a Roast lunch is available at £17.50  and the following is on: Beef, Lamb, Pork and Chicken. 
    • Bar menu is available on www.thewithiesinn.com/bar-snack/
    • Last food bookings by the Wednesday 31st January


    Please note all members, including partner members, need to register individually

    Any queries please ring Chris or Denise on 01483 472070

    • 13 Feb 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

    Cooked by club member, the one and only, Clive Drury White

    All welcome






    • 18 Feb 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Papercourt
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    One-day RYA First Aid Course (8-hours)

    Due to the demand for places on the November 2017 course and subsequent interest, another course has been scheduled.

    Sunday, 18th February, 2018

    To be held at Papercourt Sailing Club, Polesden Lane, Ripley, GU23 6JX

    Course instructor:  Peter Lytton

    Timings for the day:

    • 09:00 hrs – prompt start
    • Morning and afternoon breaks for refreshments
    • Approx.. 12:30 hrs – Lunch break
    • Approx. 17:00 hrs – end

    Cost per person: £25.00

    Cost includes:

    • Instructor fee
    • RYA First Aid book (content of which is specifically written for water based activities)
    • Certificate
    • Morning and afternoon tea & coffee.

    Please bring your own packed lunch, notebook and pen.

    Please also wear clothing suitable for kneeling and lying on the floor as the course does include practical elements.  If a student has an injury or medical issue that may cause problems, please speak to Peter prior to the start of the course and he will adjust the course accordingly.

    Maximum of 12 places available therefore please register promptly.

    Event organiser:  Andrew Barlow

    Event Registration

    The event is open to GCCC members and partner members only. Please register before 4th February.

    GCCC members must each register individually, which means that partner members must register separately.

    Payment must be made by bank transfer to GCCC's bank account.

    Details: Sort Code 402226, Account Number 51377477
    Please use your surname as the reference.

    If a member and partner member both register then just one payment of £50 can be made.

    Confirmation emails will be sent out once payment is received.

    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    Birds of the Solent

    • Speaker: Chris Willard.
    • A talk on all the different birds around the Solent and their habitats.
    • Chris has lived in Keyhaven for some 40 years and has been a keen bird watcher since the age of 8. He sails a Cornish Shrimper out of Lymington. He will introduce us to the range of birds to be found in the Solent.

    • Organiser: Bill Wood-Roe






    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    A Talk on Coastwatch

    • speaker: Tim Colquhorn
    • Tim is Head of PR for the National Coastwatch Institution, a voluntary organisation founded in Cornwall as a registered charity in1994 before becoming National.    Tim will talk about Coastwatch and it’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Coastguard.


    • Organiser: Bill Wood-Roe







    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    WELCOME FOR NEW & PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS PLUS LAUNCH OF THE SUMMER PROGRAM

    Everybody welcome, not just new and prospective members!

    Presentation of the 2018 Rally Program.

    A chance to meet your committee, talk about memorable sailing trips and seek out your crew or boat(s) on which to 'stowaway' for the coming season.






    • 03 Apr 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    Fitting Out Party and Quiz - always a very popular night.

    Please bring a savoury or desert to share, and your own plates/cutlery.   Salad and rolls will be provided.

    Join others on a table to make up a team for the quiz







Past events

16 Jan 2018 "The Maiden Factor"
09 Jan 2018 Annual General Meeting
07 Jan 2018 Visit to HMCG SAR (Search and Rescue) Helicopter Unit
12 Dec 2017 Commodore's Christmas Party & Presentation of Awards
05 Dec 2017 "Organising Finances on a Boat"
21 Nov 2017 In the Footsteps of Shackleton
19 Nov 2017 RYA First Aid Course
11 Nov 2017 Laying-up Supper and Photo & Art Competition
07 Nov 2017 "Scapa Flow - Salvaging the German Navy"
24 Oct 2017 Bembridge Harbour Past, Present and Future.
10 Oct 2017 Launch of Winter Programme & New & Prospective Members Night
07 Oct 2017 Elephant Boat Yard Hamble Rally
23 Sep 2017 Island Harbour Marina IOW Rally
09 Sep 2017 Yarmouth Rally
26 Aug 2017 Itchenor Rally
16 Aug 2017 Osborne Bay Mid-week Rally
12 Aug 2017 Lymington Rally
29 Jul 2017 Marchwood Rally
22 Jul 2017 Yarmouth (YOSC timed challenge)
12 Jul 2017 Newtown Creek Mid-week Rally
08 Jul 2017 Port Hamble Rally
04 Jul 2017 Summer BBQ
24 Jun 2017 Bembridge Rally
14 Jun 2017 Colwell Bay Mid-week Rally
10 Jun 2017 SUMMER CRUISE
27 May 2017 Poole Rally
17 May 2017 Priory Bay Mid-week Rally
13 May 2017 Beaulieu Rally
29 Apr 2017 Lymington Rally
15 Apr 2017 Chichester Rally
08 Apr 2017 Shepard's Wharf Rally
04 Apr 2017 FITTING OUT PARTY & QUIZ
21 Mar 2017 New Member's Night & Launch of the Summer Program
14 Mar 2017 Talk on Three of the Great Maritime Explorers
28 Feb 2017 Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday
14 Feb 2017 Talk - 'Around London in a small dinghy'
12 Feb 2017 WINTER WALK and LUNCH
31 Jan 2017 Talk by the RYA on their services for yacht sailors
17 Jan 2017 Talk - All about Sails
10 Jan 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
13 Dec 2016 Talk - Solent Sailing in the 1930's and the 1970's
06 Dec 2016 COMMODORE'S PARTY and PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
22 Nov 2016 Talk on Yacht GRP Construction
12 Nov 2016 Laying-up Supper and Photo/Art Competition (Saturday night)
08 Nov 2016 Talk by Yacht Surveyor Guy Nicholls
01 Nov 2016 Talk by Captain McNaught of Trinity House
18 Oct 2016 Launch of Winter Programme and Welcome to New & Prospective Members
01 Oct 2016 Elephant Boat Yard, River Hamble
17 Sep 2016 Marchwood Yacht Club
14 Sep 2016 Newtown Creek (mid-week rally)
10 Sep 2016 Sparkes Marina, Chichester Harbour
27 Aug 2016 Poole Quay Yacht Haven
17 Aug 2016 Priory Bay (mid-week rally)
13 Aug 2016 Yarmouth
30 Jul 2016 East Cowes Marina
20 Jul 2016 Beaulieu River (mid-week rally)
16 Jul 2016 Yarmouth (timed challenge with YOSC)
09 Jul 2016 Northney Marina
05 Jul 2016 Summer BBQ
25 Jun 2016 Bembridge Harbour
11 Jun 2016 SUMMER CRUISE
01 Jun 2016 Alum Bay (mid-week rally)
28 May 2016 Chichester Marina
14 May 2016 Buckler's Hard
11 May 2016 Itchenor Reach (mid-week rally)
30 Apr 2016 Southsea Marina, Langstone Harbour
16 Apr 2016 Lymington
02 Apr 2016 Folly Reach
22 Mar 2016 FITTING OUT PARTY and QUIZ
15 Mar 2016 Talk on Anchor Rodes
08 Mar 2016 New Member's Night & Launch of the 2016 Summer Programme
01 Mar 2016 The Story of GCCC's summer cruise.
16 Feb 2016 Around London in a small dinghy
09 Feb 2016 Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday
02 Feb 2016 Talk on Wind Farms; Their affects!
19 Jan 2016 Talk on the Baltic Exchange.
15 Dec 2015 Talk on Shipping Containers - The life of......
08 Dec 2015 COMMODORE'S PARTY and PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
24 Nov 2015 RNLI talk - Preparation for rescue
10 Nov 2015 Casting Off - Emma Bamford, Deputy Editor of Sailing Today
27 Oct 2015 The Thames Past and Present
13 Oct 2015 New Member Night & Launch of Winter Programme
24 Mar 2015 New Members Night
24 Feb 2015 Briefing on 2015 Summer Cruise
17 Feb 2015 An evening with Richard Nicolson
14 Oct 2014 New Members Night
07 Jun 2014 Studland Bay
24 May 2014 Lymington
06 May 2014 2nd Briefing on Summer Cruise
03 May 2014 Marchwood Yacht Club
19 Apr 2014 Chichester Yacht Club
08 Apr 2014 New Members Night
25 Mar 2014 Fitting-out Party and Quiz
18 Mar 2014 Ropes and Splicing
11 Mar 2014 Briefing on summer cruise
04 Mar 2014 Photography
18 Feb 2014 Atlantic Adventure with the ARC
09 Feb 2014 Winter Walk (Sunday)
04 Feb 2014 Marine Accident Investigation Branch
21 Jan 2014 Chatham Dockyard
14 Jan 2014 Annual General Meeting
17 Dec 2013 Commodore's Punch Party
10 Dec 2013 Sailing the Global Challenge - Round the World 2004-05
26 Nov 2013 40 Years of Navigating, Positioning and Communications underwater
19 Nov 2013 Skippers Debriefing on Summer Programme
12 Nov 2013 Preparing My Entry for the Fastnet 2013
09 Nov 2013 Laying-up Supper and Photo Competition
05 Oct 2013 Gun Wharfe Quays Rally
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