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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 from 7th January, 8pm. Entry £2 Quiz Night

Sat 18 January – Soundwaves. Doors open at 8.00pm. Live and playlist music. Entry £3.00

Sun 09 February – 2.15pm – Kenny’s Sunday Sing-a-long (with a Burns Theme). Entry £4.00

Sat 2 May 2020 – RGYC Open Day

Sat 30 May – Ashton Regatta

Sat 29 August 2020 – 100th Anniversary KGV Challenge Cup Race


Alison Allan, Social Convenor.


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.