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.
Please express your interest here by 31st January 2024.
British 8mR Cup Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)
The program is:
Event 1 – Scottish Series
A superb 4 day start of season regatta with up to 120 racing boats. It is all based around a really pretty harbour called East Loch Tarbert. See this link: Scottish Series Regatta 2024 | Clyde Cruising Club and a video (although a few years old) Sailing, Scottish series racing – YouTube
Event 2 – Holy Loch Regatta
A two day event in the sheltered waters of the western Clyde based in the Holy loch and hosted by the sailing club. Windward/leeward courses in the company of similar sized modern boats bit with our own start. Accommodation in the local town of Dunoon, perhaps even in the Royal Marine Hotel, the original home of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club.
Event 3 –Isle of Bute race
13/14th July (although could be more)
A race from Rhu/Helensburgh through the beautiful Kyles of Bute (narrow and spectacular sailing) to an overnight stay in a village like Tighnabruaich. Moorings provided along with support boats/ribs. Evening hosted by the sailing club and accommodation in hotels. The next day is a sail around the Island and back to the RNCYC. If the weather is windy then a simple return journey is fairly sheltered waters is possible.
This event could be extended in days to visit other villages/harbours if there is interest.
Event 4 – Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club Bi-centennial regatta
A two day event based at the Club. On the Saturday evening there is the Club’s bi-centennial ball in a marquee on the Club lawn and spaces may be available.