The Club was formed mainly for those wishing to share sailing interests a little closer to home.
We are affiliated to the RYA and have over 150 members owning around 60 boats berthed in or around the Solent, but with several boats much further afield.
Many members wish only to crew or simply meet other enthusiasts. See Crewing for details of our 'Stowaway' system for Club events and other opportunities.
GCCC is ideal for those who have completed, or plan to complete, a 'Day Skipper' qualification. Anyone interested in sailing is welcome to come along - without necessarily having any previous sailing experience!
Interested in joining?
Please visit us on any Tuesday night to meet our members and find out more about our activities.
Many visitors join after attending one of our Winter Talks - we ask for only a £3 contribution towards our costs.
If you would like to see how we operate more formally then please read our Constitution and Rules
Here is our Flyer
We organise rallies, mostly around the Solent, from April through to October.
Our two-week Summer Cruise extends our cruising area to the West Country or France and the Channel Isles.
A number of social events are held throughout the year, mainly at the clubhouse.
Regular clubhouse talks on sailing and related topics are presented during winter by an external speaker or a fellow club member.
The Club was started in 1973 by local yachtsmen attending navigation classes who wanted to maintain their friendship and enthusiasm for yachting.
An offer was made by Guildford Rowing Club to use their premises and after a long and successful relationship the yacht club moved in 2013 to larger premises at Papercourt Sailing Club near Ripley.
The Club has since continued to grow and to welcome new members.
A list of Past Commodores can be found on the Committee page.