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.
The Organizing Authority are the Royal Northern & Clyde 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
Dates are as follows:
Tune up races 17th and 18th of august 2024
World Cup 19th till the 24th of august 2024
You will be aware that the International 8 metre World Cup returns to the West Coast of Scotland in 2024 under the burgees of the Royal Northern and Clyde and the Mudhook Yacht Clubs. We are very excited at the prospect and have already started planning to make sure it is a great event.
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 150. Three hundred and fifty years of sailing history takes some beating and we are looking forward to a big year here on the Clyde.
Its early days but it is never too soon to start planning. The World Cup will take place over the week beginning 19 August 2024 and we very much hope you will enter your boat and get the date firmly into your diary.
Our website will shortly be up and running and, along with social media, will become the main source of information. However, we also want to form a closer individual link with each potential entrant. We believe it would be helpful for you to have a personal point of contact who will be able to help with any local issues as plans develop.
Please let me know if you plan, however tentatively, to come to the Clyde in 2024 and I will introduce you to a club member who will be your personal ‘liaison officer’
We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the Clyde in 2024.
W R McLaren