GKSS was founded in 1860 and is today one of the largest sports clubs in Sweden with about 2,700 members and the leading club when it comes to sailing. The base of the club's activities are racing, training and education with a focus on young people but also adults sailors who want to develop further.
The base of the club's activities is racing, training and education with a focus on young people but also adults sailors who want to develop further.
In Långedrag The Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club (GKSS) has its home port, its clubhouse and dressing rooms with showers and sauna. The clubhouse is the meeting point for many active members in both summer and winter. The property also includes the restaurant "Seglarkrogen".
Throughout the summer this venue hosts regattas, sailing camps, training and various corporate events. During the winter season different training groups gathers to plan for the upcoming season. The club also provide extensive training courses, education of trainers, and a number of events for our members this part of the year.
On Marstrand GKSS has its branch Korvetten. The house serves as regatta office during sailing events and is a gathering place for race participants and officials. "Korvetten" also works as a local for training camps and is at some occations used for conference activities. The building also hosts the restaurant Shanti Shanti. Many major race events, such as Stena Match Cup Sweden, RC44 Sweden Cup, Marstrandsregattan and the member's regatta Sepemberseglingen are all taking place in Marstrand.
Æolusön (called "Sillfarsholmen" on nautical charts), located in the southern part of Gothenburg's archipelago, is GKSS own island since 1968. Here the club organize sailing camps for children and youth throughout the summer.
GKSS Accessability Center offers children and adults with functional variability people to come in contact with different parts of boating.