A once in a lifetime experience

The largest flotilla in the Clyde's history. 250 boats. One mission. Many journeys of adventure and exploration. You can be part of it and make history.


The Commonwealth Flotilla is an official Festival 2014 event and the RYA Scotland team is delighted to be part of the Games experience for spectators and visitors. The event has really gathered pace since the formal launch at the end of February. With over 250 applications having been received already, the response of people looking to get on the water and get involved has been overwhelming.

The event is the perfect way to not just promote sailing as a sport to a much wider audience than we have had access to in Scotland before, but also to showcase Scotland as a fantastic place to come to and go sailing.

Our trip up the Clyde and into Glasgow at the end of July won't just be about the sail itself. If your boat isn't one of the 250 registered to take part then all is not lost as there will be lots of other chances to get involved and enjoy this spectacular opportunity.

The legacy of volunteering was incredible at London 2012 and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is doing a fantastic job of keeping it alive this summer. Volunteering is one of the ways you can get involved with this event so keep an eye out for updates on our website, Facebook page as well as Twitter for when information goes live.

The event team for the Commonwealth Flotilla are also organising a number of ways that spectators for the event can get involved and be part of it from the shore and from on the water. Again more information will be coming out soon so keep tuned in and keep in touch!

If you are still wondering pondering whether to come along to the Commonwealth Flotilla - maybe it is quite a long journey for you, not everyone in your family enjoys a sailing holiday or maybe you just aren't sure it is the right thing for you - our advice is take a look at what is happening in Glasgow during the time of the event. Even if you aren't the biggest sports fan, Glasgow 2014 has a fantastic programme of cultural events taking place all over Scotland and all through the summer.

The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is a key part of the Games experience for spectators and visitors. Running until the end of August 2014, it will showcase the best of Scottish culture alongside creative work from across the Commonwealth and be a nationwide celebration of the Games, reaching its peak as Glasgow bursts into life at Games time. There are two strands: a Scotlandwide programme called Culture 2014; and a Games-time celebration in Glasgow running alongside the sporting action called Festival 2014. The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life, and Creative Scotland through National Lottery funding. The Commonwealth Flotilla is an official event in this programme.

If you have already registered for the Commonwealth Flotilla and are still waiting to hear if you have been successful or not, the team are aiming to let everyone know the outcome of their application by 3rd May 2014.

You can join the event on Facebook or follow it on Twitter (@Flotilla2014) for all the latest updates.


Glasgow 2014 Cultural programme

Homecoming Scotland 2014

'Dream Weaver' from Carrick Castle has been accepted with a place in the Westerly section of 12 yachts in the flotilla of 250 yachts that will be up the Clyde between 25th & 27th July 2014.