Overview

About Us

The Club is primarily for those who live further away from the coast and would like to share their sailing experiences a little closer to home.

We are affiliated to the RYA and have nearly 150 members owning approximately 60 boats, most of which (but by no means all) are kept in or around the Solent.   Many members are looking for crewing opportunities or just interested in meeting other sailing enthusiasts and a 'stowaway' system matches them with skippers looking for crew. 

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 and meet us - without necessarily having any previous sailing experience!

Interested in joining?

You are very welcome to attend on any Tuesday club night to meet 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 the cost of our speaker programme.

If you would like to see how we operate more formally then please read our Constitution


Here's our leaflet

Sailing

The Club organises rallies, mainly around the Solent, from April through to October.

A major event is the annual Summer Cruise which sails further afield for up to two weeks.

Social

There are a number of social events held throughout the year, mainly at the clubhouse.

Winter Talks

During the winter months regular talks on a wide variety of sailing topics are given by either an external speaker or a club member.

History

Guildford Coastal Cruising Club was started in 1975 by a group of local yachtsmen attending navigation evening classes and wanting to maintain their friendship and enthusiasm for the subject.   All had boats based in the Solent and at the end of the course they continued to meet socially and sail together at weekends.  

An offer was made by Guildford Rowing Club to make temporary use of their premises and after a long and successful relationship the club moved, in 2013, to newer and larger premises at Papercourt Sailing Club near Ripley.

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