The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club is situated in the village of Rhu, on the Gareloch, a sea-loch adjoining the River Clyde. Rhu has a local shop, two hotels, a pub, and Rhu Marina. The town of Helensburgh is 2-miles away and has a variety of shops, supermarkets and numerous coffee shops and restaurants, as well as two train stations giving access to the highlands, and direct train service to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Helensburgh and Rhu have a limited number of hotels and houses to rent, but they are all within easy walking distance or a short taxi ride from the regatta venues.
Just a 15-minute (7 miles )drive from Rhu is the holiday destination of Loch Lomond, which has a variety of self-catering accommodation as well as the 5-Star Cameron House Hotel with its own golf course and spa facilities.
There are also a couple of places in the nearby village of Cardross and on the outskirts of Dumbarton.
As well as the accommodation options on this list, there are several 1- or 2-bedroom flats to rent in the area on AirBnB or If you are looking at places within the Helensburgh area these should be fine, but if you are looking further afield, towards Dumbarton or Glasgow please be aware that some areas are more built up and may not be as nice areas to stay in.
Also make sure you look at the map carefully to ensure that you are not across the water in Greenock or Rosneath as this will mean a much longer car journey to reach the RNCYC and Rhu Marina. Balloch and Luss are villages near Loch Lomond that are a 20-minute car journey from Rhu.


We have appointed Stewart travel as the accommodation coordinator for the Event.

This local travel agency is based in Helensburgh and they know the area very well, and so can answer your questions on the quality of accommodation, the location and proximity to the Club and Marina, and any travel needs such as taxis, bike rental etc.

They will sort out any requirements you may have.

Please contact Linda Harvey
By phone +44 1436 673097
or by Mail

They can arrange cars, flights, trains and transfers from the airports.

You may also wish to book to visit castles, golf courses, sightseeing or any of the other holiday activities that Scotland has to offer.

Additional information about the area can also be obtained through:

Destination Helensburgh

Should you require any other assistance on your planning, please contact the RNCYC office: or +44(0)1436 820322, and we will have someone from our Team contact you.

A: Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club - B: Rhu Marina

Hotels and B&B’s

No 1

Rosslea Hall Hotel

Ferry Road, RHU G84 8NF
To book contact the hotel, use code: 8m Worlds.
+44 (0) 1436 439955

The Rosslea Hall Hotel is situated next door to the RNCYC Clubhouse. There are 30 rooms that can each be set up as a double or a twin room, accommodating 60 guests.

No 2

Ardencaple Hotel

Gareloch Road, RHU G84 8LA
+44 (0) 1436 820200
The Ardencaple Hotel is located on the main road in Rhu,

Just a 5-minute walk from the Rhu Marina and
10/15 minute walk from the RNCYC Clubhouse.

No 3

Commodore Hotel/ Travelodge Helensburgh Seafront

112-117 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh G84 8ES
+44 (0) 8715 591823
The Travelodge at the Commodore Hotel is a 5 minute
drive from the RNCYC Clubhouse and Rhu Marina.
Some rooms have a view over the Clyde River, there is a bar and restaurant, and it’s a short walk to Helensburgh where there are several other restaurants.

No 4

The County Hotel

Old Luss Road, Helensburgh G84 7BH
+44 (0) 1436 672034
The County Hotel is located approximately 3 miles from the RNCYC Clubhouse and Rhu Marina, at the far end of Helensburgh, about a 10-minute drive. It is a 5-minute walk to the Craigendoran (Helensburgh East) train station.

No 5

Riva Boutique Hotel

12-14 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh G84 8SQ
+44 (0) 1436 67796
The Riva Boutique Hotel is in the centre of Helensburgh with views over the Clyde River. It is approximately 2 miles from the RNCYC Clubhouse and Rhu Marina. There is a bar and restaurant on site, and a short walk to the Helensburgh Central Train Station.

No 6

Cameron House Hotel

Alexandria, Dunbartonshire G83 8RE
+44 (0) 01389 312181
To book at Cameron House, email, or phone Karlee Richardson – Events Team Manager,
use the code: 8mWorlds
Situated on the banks of Loch Lomond, the Cameron House Hotel is a luxury hotel with spa facilities, a golf course, and a variety of activities available. There is a fine dining restaurant – Tamburini & Wishart, as well as the Cameron Grill and Boathouse Restaurant.
It is approximately a 15-minute drive from the RNCYC Clubhouse and Rhu Marina.

No 7

Moorlands B & B

113 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh G84 9QF
+44 (0) 7947 018121
A family run B&B in Helensburgh, a 5-minute drive from the RNCYC Clubhouse and Rhu Marina. It is a 2-minute walk from Helensburgh Upper Train Station (with links to Oban and the highlands), and a 10-minute walk from Helensburgh town centre.
Contact Lesley directly to book your accommodation.

No 8

Balmillig B&B

64B Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9PJ
+44 (0) 7738 701948
Please phone to enquire about availability.

No 9

Sinclair House B&B

91/93 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh G84 8TR
+44 (0) 1436 676301
Sinclair House B&B is in the centre of Helensburgh, just a 2-minute walk from Helensburgh Central railway station and lots of local bars and restaurants. There is off-street parking for guests. All rooms have en-suite shower rooms, tea & coffee making facilities, and a mini fridge (for your own supplies).

No 10

Cardross Inn

Main Road, Cardross G82 5JX
+44 (0) 1389 841358
The Cardross Inn is a country gastropub with boutique rooms in the heart of Cardross village. It is a 15-minute drive from Rhu, and a 5-minute walk from the local train station which 2 stops to Helensburgh to the west and connects to Glasgow and Edinburgh as well.
There are 5 rooms with king-sized beds, each with tweed, tartan and Scandinavian touches.

Guest Houses & Lodges

No 11

Aros House

Aros Road, Rhu, Helensburgh G84 8NJ
+44 (0) 7831 621958
Aros is a 4-bed house & 1 bed Coach House for up to 10 guests. Located in the village of Rhu, it is a 10-minute walk from the RNCYC Clubhouse and 15-minute walk from Rhu Marina. It has a spectacular view over the Gareloch and a lovely private garden with a terrace.

No 12

Duniera House

Pier Road, Rhu, Helensburgh G84 8LH
+44 (0) 302 898920
Please use the code: 8mWorlds when booking through the email address or phoning to book this accommodation.
Duniera House is a large, 7-bedroom house that can accommodate 14 people, with good spaces for socialising. It has a large garden and games room.
It is located across the street from Rhu Marina and a 5-minute walk from the RNCYC Clubhouse.

No 13

The Long Croft

West Rossdhu Drive, Helensburgh G84 9LW
Please contact by email for booking:
Code 8mWorlds
The Long Croft is a Nation Monument, Grade 1 Listed house with aspects over the Clyde River.
The house sleeps 12 with 5 doubles/1 twin room.
It is located 2-miles from the RNCYC, and is a 2-minute walk from the Helensburgh Upper Train Station (with links to Oban and the highlands), and a 15-minute walk from Helensburgh town centre.
Please contact the Karlsens for more information. Catering is available, negotiated separately in advance, housekeeping is also available.
Available from 16th August

No 14

Rosmuire Villa

Stuckenduff Road, Shandon, G84 8NW
+44 (0) 1436 820816
Rosmuire is a detached cottage set on the hillside overlooking the Gareloch. It has 4 bedrooms to sleep eight people, and 3 bathrooms. It is a spacious cottage with a lounge, kitchen, and large deck.
It is situated a 7-minute drive from the RNCYC clubhouse and Rhu Marina.
Please contact Adrian directly, or you can book using AirBnB

No 15

Auchendennan Farm Cottages

Auchendennan Farm, Alexandria, Loch Lomond G83 8RB
+44 (0) 01389 710000
Auchendennan Farm Cottages have 14 individually different cottages that sleep from 2 to 7 guests all in one great location.
It is a short walk from the banks of Loch Lomond, and a 15-minute drive from the RNCYC Clubhouse and Rhu Marina.

No 16

The Loch Lomond Guest House & Lodges

Loch Lomond Castle Estates, Arden,
Loch Lomond G83 8RB
+44 (0) 01389 850263
The Loch Lomond Guest House and Lodges are on the banks of Loch Lomond, a 15-minute drive from the RNCYC Clubhouse and Rhu Marina.

No 17

Cats Castle

Cardross Road, Dumbarton G82 5EN
Built in 1888, Cats Castle sits in two acres on the seaward side of the A814, just beyond the western edge of Dumbarton. The property has wonderful views down the Firth of Clyde.
The castle comprises three reception rooms, all with working fireplaces, a family kitchen, pantry, and five bedrooms, including the turret bedroom on the top floor.
Other things to note:
For smaller parties, we also offer the Cats Whiskers cottage at Cats Castle. This has two bedroom and three beds. This can be booked separately on Airbnb.

No 18

Loch Lomond Manor

Upper Helensburgh
Loch Lomond Manor is located in a truly privileged position, located in the upper part of Helensburgh with beautiful views over the Clyde and beyond to Argyll. The Manor can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests across its six beautifully appointed double bedrooms. It is situated less than five minutes from the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club.
No 19

Lagarie Garden Cottage

Lagarie Garden Cottage is a charming, traditional detached cottage within the Lagarie Estate in the conservation village of Rhu near Helensburgh on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde. Less than 5 minutes drive from the Royal Northern and Club Yacht Club. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms.
No 20

Rosemount Cottage

Shandon, near Helensburgh
Situated North of Helensburgh, on the shore of Gare Loch, is the wonderful Rosemount Cottage. Bring your friends and family to this spacious dwelling, set in almost an acre of land, making a superb base for touring the spectacular location and exploring the surrounding area. Less than 5 minutes drive from the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club. Sleeps 7 guests in 3 bedrooms.

Further Away Rental Properties

Stuckgowan Estates (25 minutes drive from Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club)
Stuckgowan, Loch Lomond
Susan Reid T: +44(0)1315564020, M: +44(0)7766885270

Stuckgowan Estates is situated on the banks of Loch Lomond approximately 25 minutes’ drive from the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club. There are two properties available for rent separately which are Stuckgowan, a 9 bedroom / 6 bathroom property and Stuckdarach, a 6 bedroom / 5 bathroom property.
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