- Social & Clubhouse
Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, RNCYC Members, won the silver medal in the 470 class at their first Olympics, London 2012
Luke started his sailing in Optimist dinghies at the Club almost 20 years ago and progressed through the RYA squad system. He teamed up with Stuart just three years ago and what they have achieved since then is phenomenal. Luke has remained a member of the Club throughout that time and has always flown the Club burgee. In recognition of Stuart’s contribution to the success of their team he was invited to join the Club in 2012. The Club is very proud of them both; they are excellent ambassadors for the sport – two nicer guys you could not expect to meet.
The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club can trace its origins back to 1824 and has been the home of successful yacht racing since then right up to the present day.
The Club boasts a magnificent Clubhouse in Rhu and its own mooring field. Regular racing is provided both on the East Patch and in the Gareloch. A strong cruising presence is also maintained with regular musters.
We are a recognised RYA teaching establishment and provide regular tuition in dinghies for youngsters, keelboats and others such as powerboats, first aid and shore-based navigation. The Club operates a ground-breaking co-ownership programme which makes a fleet of nine Sonars available for Members’ use.
The Clubhouse is open every day with bar and dining facilities available. There is an extensive social programme, mainly in the winter, and a variety of rooms are available for private functions.
The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club welcomes new members. Please click here for further details.
View our Upcoming Events below for details of social events and sailing events throughout the coming season. This section of the site will be updated frequently so make sure you check back here regularly for news on any changes and new events.
Coming up so far…
June 21, 2013 at 12:01 am
The Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club is pleased to announce Clyde Classic, an event that will celebrate the yacht design heritage of the Firth of Clyde. Clyde Classic will be held the weekend of 21-23 June 2013 and will build upon the Club’s successful involvement with the McGruer Regatta 2012 and past Fife Regattas.
Dates for 2013:
14 April – East Patch Spring Series commences (all Sundays)
24 April – East Patch Primary Points commences (all Wednesdays)
24 April – East Patch Sonar Series 1 commences (all Wednesdays)
27 April – North Sailing Open Day
27/28 April – CCC Opening Muster to Rhu
28 April – Shakedown Cruise
30 April - Gareloch Racing Piper & Gareloch One Design Spring Points commences (all Tuesdays)
30 April – Gareloch Racing Sonar Spring Points commences (all Tuesdays)
5 May – Gareloch One Design Hatasoo Basket commences (all Sundays)
11 May - Sonar One Design Day
11/12 May – Savills Kip Regatta
25/26 May – Cruise in Company to Kyles of Bute
24-27 May – Scottish Series
29 May – East Patch Sonar Series 2 commences (all Wednesdays)
4 June – Gareloch Racing Piper & Gareloch One Design Secondary Points commences (all Tuesdays)
8 June – One Design Day
15/16 June – Two Boat Team Racing
16 June – Gareloch One Design Nyasa Plate commences (all Sundays)
19 June – East Patch Secondary Points commences (all Wednesdays)
20 June – Gareloch Racing Cadets Race
21-23 June – Clyde Regatta
22/23 June – Cruise in Company to Lochgoilhead
25 June – Gareloch Racing Sonar Secondary Points commences (all Tuesdays)
30 June – Yvonne Armstrong Trophy
6 July – Club Regatta
6 July – Scottish Sonar Championships
13/14 July – Cruise in Company to Arran
16 July – Gareloch Racing Piper & Gareloch One Design Summer Points commences (all Tuesdays)
17 July – East Patch Luddon Series commences (all Wednesdays)
26 July-2 August – West Highland Yachting Week
27/28 July – Gareloch One Design Class Championships
30 July – Gareloch Racing Sonar Summer Points commences (all Tuesdays)
10/11 August – Cruise in Company to Portavadie
11 August – Gareloch One Design Armstrong Trophy commences (all Sundays)
22 August – Gareloch Racing Crews Race
24/25 August – Sonar UK Championships
29 August – Gareloch Racing Ladies Race
31 August/1 September – Cruise in Company to Port Bannatyne
1 September – East Patch Autumn Series commences (all Sundays)
7 September – Gareloch OD Dog Race
14/15 September – GSS North Clyde Regatta
20/22 September – Euro 2K Two Boat Team Racing
12/13 October – Ceilidh Cup