Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Sailing Club was founded in 1949 and, until 1968 was based at Burgh Castle near Great Yarmouth, with sailing taking place on Breydon Water. The Club then moved to its present position overlooking Gorleston beach, and it is now one of the few clubs in the area to offer open sea racing conditions at all states of the tide.
It is primarily a dinghy sailing club, where active racing members are catered for with a full programme of events throughout the season. The seaside location with its extensive sandy beaches also provides a welcome diversion for children and non-sailing members.
The clubhouse, which was extended in 1979 with the aid of a Sports Council grant, offers ample changing room and shower facilities. Immediately adjacent to the club site is the fully enclosed dinghy park which, under the watchful eye of the nearby harbour control office, provides secure storage for some fifty or so boats.
Launching is from a sandy foreshore with a large concrete breakwater providing shelter in all but the most adverse conditions.
Racing takes place on Sundays between April and October over a variety of courses, Windward / Leeward, full Olympic, Triangle and others on occasions. Thursday evening handicap series being held between the May and the end of August. See Club Programme for full details
Open meetings are held during the year. Other features of the full racing programme are the ever-popular long-distance coastal races