All Events

Details of all events are shown below.

Click for Sailing or Social Events and Winter Talks or use the individual drop down links above.

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

Previous Winter and Summer programmes can be found here.

Visitors are very welcome to any of our Winter Talks - we ask for only a modest contribution of just £3.00 toward our organisational costs.

Notes for Members:

Skippers should register for a sailing event by clicking the associated ‘Register’ button.   Members wishing to crew should post their interest on the Stowaway Register from where skippers can then respond.   

More details about crewing can be found here.

Add events to your calendar by opening each event and clicking 'add to calendar'.   

Previous summer & winter programmes and statistics are stored in the Archive.

    • 30 Jun 2018
    • 12:30
    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    • 4
    Register
    Sat 30th June

    HW Portsmouth 13.59hrs  4.5m

    • 9 berths booked at Duver Marina
    • Evening BBQ ashore
    • Organiser: David Aldous
    • Note: online registrations close on Tuesday before

    • 11 Jul 2018
    • 12:30
    • 12 Jul 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    Register
    Wed 11th July

    HW Portsmouth 11.23hrs  4.6m

    • Anchor in company and eat 'on safari'
    • Register as normal and meet up on the Wednesday
    • Liaise amongst yourselves for skippers & crew
    • This is a 'relaxed' event with no formal organiser
    • Note: online registrations close on the day before

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 12:30
    • 22 Jul 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    • 8
    Register
    Sat 21st July

    HW Portsmouth 19.26hrs  4.2m

    • 9 berths booked on Dan Bran pontoon
    • Dinner at Lymington Town Sailing Club
    • Organiser: Paul Armstrong
    • Note: online registrations close on Tuesday before

    • 04 Aug 2018
    • 12:30
    • 05 Aug 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    • 9
    Register
    Sat 4th August

    HW Portsmouth 17.22hrs  4.2m

    • 9 berths booked at Marchwood YC
    • Dinner in yacht club for 7.30pm
    • Organiser: Bernard Fuller
    • Note: online registrations close on Tuesday before

    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 12:30
    • 12 Aug 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    • 8
    Register
    Sat 11th August

    HW Portsmouth 12.02hrs  4.8m

    • This is the annual timed challenge sailing around the south of the Island.
    • GCCC and Yately Offshore SC compete for the Wight Trophy
    • 9 berths booked at Lymington
    • Dinner at Royal Lymington Yacht Club for 7.30pm
    • Organiser for GCCC: Andrew Barlow
    • Note: online registrations close on Tuesday before

    • 15 Aug 2018
    • 12:30
    • 16 Aug 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    Register
    Wed 15th August

    HW Portsmouth 15.30hrs  4.8m

    • Anchor in company and eat 'on safari'
    • Register as normal and meet up on the Wednesday
    • Liaise amongst yourselves for skippers & crew
    • This is a 'relaxed' event with no formal organiser
    • Note: online registrations close on the day before

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 12:30
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    • 9
    Register
    Sat 25th August, Bank Holiday weekend

    HW Portsmouth 11.58hrs  4.5m

    • Berthing for 9 boats on Itchenor Reach visitors pontoon
    • Dinghy required
    • Dinner at the Ship Inn for 7.30pm
    • Sunday lunch at Bosham
    • Organiser: Chris Granger
    • Note: online registrations close on Tuesday before

    • 31 Aug 2018
    • 12:30
    • 02 Sep 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    • 9
    Register
    Friday 31st August and Sat 1st September

    HW Portsmouth Sat - 14.17hrs  4.3m

    • Friday overnight at anchor in Newtown Creek
    • Saturday to Yarmouth
    • Berthing for 9 boats on Harold Hayles pontoon
    • Dinner at Royal Solent Yacht Club
    • Organiser: Philip Knights
    • Note: online registrations close on Tuesday before

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 12:30
    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    • 9
    Register
    Sat 15th September

    HW Portsmouth 16.21hrs  4.5m

    • Berthing for 9 boats at Port Hamble marina
    • Dinner at the Royal Southern Yacht Club for 7.30pm
    • Organiser: Leon Barbour
    • Note: online registrations close on Tuesday before

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 12:30
    • 30 Sep 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    • 9
    Register
    Sat 29th September

    HW Portsmouth 14.47hrs  4.6m

    • Berthing for 9 boats in Island Harbour marina up the Medina River
    • Dinner at the Breeze Bistro
    • Organiser: Roger Smith
    • Note: online registrations close on Tuesday before

    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 20:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt

    This is the first meeting for the winter programme of events.

    Please come along and find out what talks and social events we have got planned over the winter months.

    The evening is for all new and existing members.

    Also any prospective members interested in joining the Club are very welcome; it's a good chance to find out more about us and let us introduce ourselves.
    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 12:30
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 15:30
    • On the water
    • 8
    Register
    Sat 13th October

    HW Portsmouth 14.58hrs  4.7m

    • Berthing for 9 boats in the Elephant boatyard or Deacons (TBD)
    • Dinner at the Jolly Sailor pub for 7.30pm
    • Organiser: Chris Mellett
    • Note: online registrations close on Tuesday before

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 18:30 - 23:00
    • Papercourt
    Annual Laying-Up Supper

    Note: provisional details only

    A social event with optional fish or chicken & chips plus dessert at £8 pp collected on the night.  There is no charge if you prefer not to eat.

    Clubhouse & bar opens at 6:30pm.  Please order your fish/chicken & chips before 7.00pm.

    Bring in your entries for the photo competition in the following categories:-
             a) Things nautical
             b) Humorous
             c) Others


    Each category offers a prize and there is no limit on the number of entries, so don't be shy in digging out your photos!

    In addition we award a prize for the best caption applied on the night to a photo presented in the humorous category, so please bring any of your humorous photos.

Past events

09 Jun 2018 Summer Cruise
06 Jun 2018 Colwell Bay Midweek Rally
02 Jun 2018 Northney Rally
22 May 2018 Summer Workshop 2
19 May 2018 Bucklers Hard Rally
06 May 2018 Bank Holiday Weekend Rally - Day 2 Yarmouth
05 May 2018 Bank Holiday Weekend Rally - Day 1 Lymington
21 Apr 2018 Cowes Rally
17 Apr 2018 Summer Workshop on Lifejackets
07 Apr 2018 Southampton Town Quay
03 Apr 2018 Fitting Out Party & Quiz
27 Mar 2018 Birds of the Solent
20 Mar 2018 New Members' Night & Launch of Summer Program
13 Mar 2018 Coastwatch
18 Feb 2018 RYA First Aid Course
13 Feb 2018 Shrove Tuesday- "Pancakes with Clive Drury White"
04 Feb 2018 GCCC Winter Walk and Lunch
30 Jan 2018 "Stress Free Sailing and MOB"
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
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 & 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 GRP Yacht Construction
12 Nov 2016 Laying-up Supper and Photo/Art Competition (Saturday night)
08 Nov 2016 Yacht Surveys by Guy Nicholls
01 Nov 2016 Captain McNaught & 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
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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