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Welcome to Scotland

We're delighted that you're thinking of competing at the World Blind Sailing Championships 2018.


We've included some information to help you to make the most of your time in Scotland.

Welcome to Scotland!


Scotland is famous for its soaring mountains and rugged coastline, its unique traditions and warm welcome.


With a huge coastline, Scotland has been integral to the development of sailing as a leisure activity and sport over the centuries. The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club can trace its origins back to 1824, making it the oldest sailing club in Scotland.


Today the west of Scotland has some of the most scenic sailing cruising grounds anywhere in the world.

Helensburgh and Loch Lomond


The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club is located in Helensburgh, which developed over the last one hundred and fifty years and became popular seaside resort for wealthy individuals from



Today Helensburgh has a diverse mix of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as tourist attractions including Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House, take a walk on the seafront promenade or the Helensburgh pier.


A ten-minute drive away, Loch Lomond is Scotland’s first National Park, and the biggest loch (or lake) in the UK which also includes 30 islands.


The loch is lined with sleepy villages, luxury hotels and top golf courses. It’s also home to Ben Lomond, Scotland's most southerly Munro (mountain over 3,000ft).



Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and most dynamic city, around 45 minutes’ drive from the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club.


Glasgow is Scotland’s shopping capital, and has a year-round events calendar. 


The development of sailing on the Clyde coincided with the growth of Glasgow, which dominated in shipbuilding and importing and exporting goods from the Americas and the Caribbean.


Glasgow’s choice of bars and restaurants makes it a great place for a night out.


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