The Clubhouse

The clubhouse faces the river and the main clubroom has large picture windows and French doors looking out over the water and the Thames Valley. Catering facilities are available in the members’ kitchen.

The Hornby building incorporates; the club changing rooms with hot and cold showers and lavatories, a spacious sail loft and the club rescue boat store with associated equipment.

There are two slipways for dinghy launching with a winch to assist the hauling out of heavier boats.

There is disabled access and toilet facilities

The Bar

The Club Bar

The Club bar is well stocked with a range of wine and beers as well as soft drinks.  GTSC has a Club licence which allows it to sell alcohol to its members and their guests.

Changing Rooms

Changing Rooms

Seperate male and female changing rooms with hot showers and toilets are available in the Hornby building

Club House Hire

Club house Hire

The Club house can be hired by members for private functions for a cost of £45 plus a £150 returnable deposit.  Contact gtsc.secretary@goringthamessc.org.uk  for enquiries.

Members hiring the Club are reminded that only Club Members can participate in Waterbourne activities at the Club (Temporary membership is available).  The Parent or Guardian of any person under the age of 16 must sign the Temporary Membership form to make this membership valid.

Dinghy Classes

Dinghy Classes

There is no restriction on dinghy classes. However, some dinghies are more suited than others to sailing on this stretch of river.

The classes that are regularly sailed at GTSC include:

  • Albacore
  • Laser
  • Laser Radial
  • Optimist
  • Comet
  • GP14
  • Merlin
  • RS Feva
  • Comet Trio
  • Laser 4.7
  • Mirror
  • RS Q’ba
  • Enterprise
  • Topper
  • National 12
  • RS Vision
Club Boats

Club Boats

At the present time the club owns:

3 RS Visions
2 Comets
1 Laser
4 Laser Picos
3 RS Feva
4 Toppers
4 Oppies

These Club boats are available for members to use at any time.

Canoes

The Club also has 3 canoe storage racks for members canoes.  There is currently a waiting list for storage.  For further information contact the Membership Secretary.

Maintenance

Maintenance

A book is held in the club-house, in the magazine racking, for the recording of problems to Club Boats and/or areas around the Club.  For example “Club Comet rudder screws have come out”.

If you are aware of an issue please record this in the Maintenance book at the earliest opportunity so that the problem can be attended to and resolved.  In this was we can ensure that Club boats are in working order for most of the time for the enjoyment of members.

Please enter the details of the faulty/problem clearly and concisely and state which boat and sail number this fault refers to.  Also add your name and contact details.  This is important so that we can call you to discuss the problem, if necessary.

Do you believe that this fault will make the boat unsailable?  If yes, please attach an “Out of Action” notice to the boat.  These notices can be found in the Maintenance book – they are laminated to protect them from the weather.

“Out of Action” Notices
If you find a problem with a Club boat and in your opinion it is unsailable, then it is important that this is recorded in the Maintenance book and that you attach an “Out of Action” notice to the boat – to the mast above the sail cover so that it is visible.

This does 2 things:

  1. It alerts others that there is an issue with this boat and not to take it out;
  2. Helps to identify the boat with the problem more easily for repair.

This is also part of an RYA requirement, which want to see a system in place that ‘quarantines’ any boat that is unsafe to use or unable to be used because it is broken.