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.
To encourage and support sailing and a wide range of water-based activities, and to provide and maintain a suitable clubhouse and associated facilities for the sporting, recreational and social use of its members.
To be the club of choice for keelboat racing in Scotland, including match/team-racing, yacht and One Design racing
To provide comprehensive training to allow children and adults to take up sailing and to improve existing skills
To provide opportunities to develop people to become qualified race officials
To run high-quality international events
To be a centre for all water-based sports and recreational activity, and have an active membership with good participation rates
To be a social hub for the local community in Rhu and Helensburgh
The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club was delighted to host of the 2018 Blind Match Racing World Championship.
This was the first time this event has been held in the UK and we were thrilled to welcome welcome five teams from Australia, Canada, Great Britain and the United States to our Club in September 2018.
To find out more please visit our dedicated BMRWC webpages.
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