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Sailing Theory classes at Royal Gourock Yacht Club

Royal Gourock Yacht Club Social Sailing winter Theory Classes are back. This year, in addition to the basic course offered in previous years addressing general seamanship and boat handling topics, the programme also includes 4 workshops with the following topics:

·         Cruising the West Coast of Scotland and the Hebrides

·         Acquiring your first boat

·         Women in sailing

·         Racing Rules 101 and Sail Trim and Boat tuning

Classes are held at the clubhouse on Ashton Road every other Friday at 19:00, starting on November 22 when new participants can register in the programme and attend the first class. Classes will run through winter with a break for the festive season and ending on April 18th 2020. Participation in the Theory Classes is free of charge for both members and non-members.

Sessions are on Friday evenings between 19:00 and 21:00 from May to September.

If you’d like to attend the registration evening and theory class, or for further information please contact:      email:  royalgourocksocialsailing@gmail.com





Winter Opening Hours

(October – March)

Sunday – Club Closed

Monday – Club Closed

Tuesday -10.00 – 23.30

Wednesday – Club Closed

Thursday – 10.00 – 23.30

Friday – 10.00 – 01.30

Saturday – 10.00 – 01.30


RGYC Social Events to January 2020

Every Tuesday, until 17th December, 8pm. Entry £2 Quiz Night

Soundwaves with The Last Resort Ukelele Band and Guest DJ Steve Phillips
Friday, 20th September, 8:30pm. Entry £3

Saturday, 21st September. £30 Chef’s Scottish Gourmet Night Menu to be publicised shortly

Saturday, 5th October, 8pm. £20 Gin Tasting Evening Back by popular demand, Amanda Currie ~ The Bonnie Bartender ~ and Chef’s selection of delicious nibbles.

Friday 1st November, 8pm. Free Entry A Poem, A Pie and a Pint. Join us for another of our literary extravaganzas, with complimentary pies!

Saturday, 9th November, 7:30pm. Bonfire Party Barbecue on the balcony & live music from the West Coast Shadows.

Saturday, 30th November, 8pm. Saint Andrew’s Night Supper With (fresh from this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe) Jimmy Law, vocalist Megan Murray and piper John MacLeod.

Saturday, 14th December. 8pm. Christmas Dinner Dance with The Drams

Sunday, 22nd December, 2pm. Kenny’s Christmas Cracker

Friday, 27th December. The Wherries’ Christmas Party

Saturday, 28th December. The Wherries’ Christmas Party

Tuesday, 31st December, 8pm. Hogmanay Supper Party with the Urban Folkers.

Wednesday, 1st January, 2020. New Year’s Day Swim

Every Tuesday from 7th January, 8pm. Entry £2 Quiz Night Details of these and additional events will be publicised later.

Alison Allan, Social Convenor.


KGV Sailing Instructions for Saturday 31st August 2019


Royal Gourock YC 2019 Race Marks v2

Sailing Instructions KGV 2019




Ashton Regatta


We are delighted to announce Glasgow based independent brewery Jawbrew will be sponsoring our 125th Anniversary Ashton Regatta on Saturday 1st June. Local company Jawbrew name their beers with nautical themes; Spinnaker, Surf, Wave, Fathom and Drift. You will be able to taste these beers after the racing, and if you are fortunate enough to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the regatta you will also receive prizes from Jawbrew.
Come down and enjoy.
More information on Jawbrew can be found at their website https://www.jawbrew.co.uk/


In addition Jawbrew, have a Distillery named Hazell & Hazell that produces their award winning Bardowie Gin which will be of great interest to some of our members.    More information on the Hazell & Hazell Distillery and Bardowie Gin can be found at their website https://www.hazellandhazell.com/


Keel Boat Sail Training

On Friday evenings from May to September there is an open invitation to members and non-members alike to attend what is generally known as ‘Social Sailing’. As well as introducing potential members to the pleasures of sailing, we also help new boat owning and non-boat owning Members to broaden their experience with a view to gaining their Piper Helmsman’s Certificate. It is also an excellent way to get to know others in the Club, therefore even if you are a non-sailing member come along, sit in the sun on the balcony, have a drink or a meal and watch the activity on the water. Registration night is Friday 26th April at 7.00pm and this will involve a short introduction to the club. The first sailing night is 3rd May at 7.00pm and every Friday thereafter until 13th September 2019.


Corporate Sailing Days

Most Companies enjoy a good day out with their Customers, Clients or Employees and we have all been to Carting, Ten Pin Bowling and Golf days, Rugby Matches and Team Building Days.So now it’s time for something a little different. At Royal Gourock Yacht Club we would like you to join us at an Invitational Corporate Sailing Day. Where with our experienced members, and catering staff your guests will have an unforgettable experience.

Please contact the Honorary Secretary at Royal Gourock Yacht Club, tel : 01475-632983 or send email to royalgourockyachtclub@hotmail.co.uk to discuss available dates and a program to suit you.