The Clyde, Scotland

Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club and Mudhook Yacht Club are proud to host the 2024 8 Metre World Championships

The Clyde has been intimately involved with metre class racing since the early days and it was very fitting that the centenary of the metre rule was celebrated here in 2007. It is equally fitting that you should return to help us celebrate another major anniversary. In 2024 the RNCYC will be 200 years old and the MYC a slightly more youthful at 150 years. Three hundred and fifty years of sailing history takes some beating, and we are looking forward to a big year here on the Clyde.

The Organising Authority are the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club and the Mudhook Yacht Club, in conjunction with the International 8 Metre Class Association (IEMA).


Rules applied: Rules of the International 8 Metre Class Rating Rule and the International 8 Metre World
It’s early days, but it is never too soon to start planning. The World Cup will take place from 18th to 24th August 2024 and we very much hope you will enter your boat and get the date firmly into your diary.

We are planning an exciting week of racing on the Upper Clyde and an entertaining social program, based at the fabulously historic club house of the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club in Rhu.


Days until the next
8mR World Cup


2024 World Cup Schedule

Saturday 17th August

Tune Up / Free Sail

Sunday 18th August

Practice Races

Monday 19th August

Racing – 2 Races

Tuesday 20st August

Racing – 2 Races

Wednesday 21st August

Racing – 2 Races

Thursday 22nd August

Reserve Day

Friday 23th August

Racing – 2 Races

Saturday 24th August

Racing – 1 or 2 Races

Social Programme

The organising committee are working tirelessly to put on shore side entertainment to highlight the best of Scottish food, music and hospitality.

Full details can be found here.


To help your early planning we have contacted many local hotels and reserved rooms. Full details are provided on the

Accommodation page.


All yachts will be moored at Boatfolk Rhu Marina with launch / recover and storage facilities being provided by local Boats Yards and Marinas. Full details are provided on the Logistics page. For further information, assistance and to register your plans,


British Eight Metre Cup

We have arranged a series of sailing regattas for our 8mR Fleet prior to the 8mR Worlds, and this will be for the British 8mR Cup, a fantastic trophy. This is a separate prize and event from the 8mR World Cup.

This allows you to bring your boats for the Scottish sailing season and keep them in the fantastic sailing waters in the Clyde and surrounding area and sail up to 4 other events in the company of other Eights.

Click here fore more information and to express interest


The clubs have hosted countless national and international Championships, all delivered to an exceptional standard. This regatta will be run by a National Race Officer, supported by experienced and dedicated personnel.

A varied race area stretches from the ‘East Patch’ off the seaside town of Helensburgh to the ‘West Patch’ situated between Gourock, Dunoon and Hunters Quay. This area would have been used for some of the original Metre racing on the Clyde. The Royal Clyde Yacht Club’s original clubhouse was situated in Hunter’s Quay. Further down the Clyde is Rothesay, on the Isle of Bute, the original base of the Royal Northern Yacht Club, and on the mainland is Fairlie, the home of Fifes of Fairlie. Here many ‘fast and bonnie’ yachts were designed and built, including many Metre yachts.

Why Visit Scotland

While in Scotland why not visit some of the exceptional historic sites / castles / museums near to Helensburgh. Enjoy the great outdoors with a game of golf or climb a Munro or spot some of Scotland’s fantastic wildlife.

For further information click here.

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