Team Racing

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.


Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club win the 2014 Commodores’ International Cup.

Dates for 2014:

Wednesday 23rd – East Patch Primary Points Commences (8 races)
Tuesday 29th – Gareloch Racing – GOD Spring Points Commences (5 races)
Tuesday 29th – Gareloch Racing – Piper & Sonar Spring Points Commences (9 races)

Saturday 3rd - North Sailing Open Day
Sunday 4th – GOD Hatasoo Basket Commences (6 races)
Thursday 15th – GOD v Piper Team Racing
Saturday 17th – Sonar One Design Day
Thursday 22nd – GOD v Piper Team Racing

Friday Night Team Racing will take place on 2nd, 9th, 16th & 30th of May and 6th, 13th & 20th of June.

Tuesday 3rd – Gareloch Racing – GOD Secondary Points Commences (6 races)
Sunday 8th – Yvonne Armstrong Trophy
Sunday 15th – GOD Nyasa Plate Commences (6 races)
Wednesday 18th – East Patch Secondary Points Commences (7 races)
Thursday 19th – Gareloch Racing – Cadets Race
Saturday 28th/Sunday 29th – Scottish Keelboat Team Racing Championships
Monday 30th – Commodores’ International Cup Commences

Tuesday 1st – Gareloch Racing – Piper Secondary Points Commences (9 races)
Tuesday 8th – Gareloch Racing – Sonar Secondary Points Commences (4 races)
Tuesday 15th – Gareloch Racing – GOD Summer Points Commences (7 races)
Wednesday 16th – East Patch Luddon Series Commences (4 races)
Saturday 19th/Sunday 20th - GOD World Championships
Tuesday 22nd – Gareloch Racing – Piper Ladies Race

Tuesday 5th – Gareloch Racing - Sonar Summer Points Commences (4 races)
Saturday 9th – Club Regatta
Sunday 10th – Gareloch Racing - GOD Armstrong Trophy Commences (7 races)
Thursday 21st – Gareloch Racing – Crews Race
Thursday 28th – Gareloch Racing – GOD & Sonar Ladies Race
Saturday 30th – GOD ReUnion
Saturday 30th/Sunday 31st – Sonar Nationals
Sunday 31st – East Patch Autumn Series Commences (6 races)

Tuesday 2nd - Gareloch Racing – GOD Ancient Mariner Series Commences (4 races)
Saturday 6th – Gareloch Racing – GOD Dog Race
Saturday 20th – Barge Cup – RNCYC v RFYC

Saturday 4th/Sunday 5th – Ceilidh Cup Match Racing