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The home of Scottish sailing since 1824

Welcome to the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, a club with a fantastic heritage and a modern outlook. 


The Royal Northern & Clyde was founded in 1824 and is proud to be Scotland's oldest yacht club, as well as one of the oldest sailing clubs in the UK and the World.


Almost 200 years on, today we remain one of the largest, most active and successful yacht clubs in the country. We enjoy reciprocal links with the most prestigious yacht clubs around the globe. 

The Club is located in the picturesque village of Rhu, near Helensburgh, nestled between the Firth of Clyde (our sailing area) on one side, and Loch Lomond on the other.


Many of our members live and work in Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city, and travel to the club to race on midweek evenings and weekends. 


The Club has a strong focus on racing.  


With a fleet of evenly-matched Sonar keelboats, we're able to host team-racing and match-racing events, and teams take part in national and international team-racing events.  


We also offer club fleet-racing throughout the summer and opportunities for cruising.


Located on the banks of the Gareloch, our magnificent clubhouse in Rhu is open most days with bar and dining facilities available to members.  


Our clubhouse hosts an extensive social programme, and has a range of rooms suitable for private functions including meetings, receptions and weddings.


We are a growing Club and welcome new members.


There are lots of reasons to become a member of the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club - click here for more information about the benefits of Club membership.

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Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club

The Clubhouse



G84 8NG


+44 (0) 1436 820322

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