Commonwealth Flotilla & Homecoming Muster

Feeder events to Scotland to join the Commonwealth Flotilla and a journey up the Clyde on 26th July 2014 to join all the events in Glasgow. 

                                     

            Feeder events to Scotland             A journey up the Clyde on 
      to join the Commonwealth Flotilla.        26th July 2014 to join all
                                                                the events in Glasgow.

If you are interested in these events for the Commonwealth Flotilla and Homecoming Muster you can find out more and register on the below link. Also below is a flyer that provides further information.

Commonwealth Flotilla and Homecoming Muster

Click here for the flyer.

Those with Westerly Yachts may wish to contact the Westerly Owners Association (WOA) - Scotland as it is intended to have a Westerly contingent attend the event. Contact Marilyn Lord - commonwealthflotilla14@westerly-owners.co.uk - she has advised the following:-

As intimated at the WOA Scotland AGM in November last, the Commonwealth Flotilla organised by RYA Scotland is definitely happening, and announcements will be made on the RYA Scotland site this week (ryascotland.org.uk). There was a terrific response to my original suggestion that WOA gets a group to sail together in the flotilla, and those of you who registered interest in advance should be receiving notification by emails. But note, everyone will still need to download a pdf form and fill in their details, and it's first come, first served. As far as RYA is concerned, each boat is an individual entry.

Boat numbers are limited to 250, with quite a few places reserved for training boats such as OYT, historic boats (Vic 32 etc.), and boats coming from Ireland and afar. SO DON'T DELAY if you want to come along to this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. The main flotilla includes berthing and party on 25th July in James Watt Dock, and berthing on the 26th/27th on temporary pontoons in the dock next to the Science Centre & BBC Centre in central Glasgow, arriving in time for the evening celebrations in the Plaza alongside. No-one not flying the battle-flag of registration will be allowed up the river at that time, in case you thought to come free-lance! Registration is £100 per boat.

The Chief Executive of RYA Scotland, James Stuart, outlined exciting plans today (during a club talk at Largs Sailing Club). Planning also included various optional feed-in flotillas from all points of the compass (possibly through the Crinan and Clyde & Forth canals, from Northern Ireland, Wales and so on). These are yet to be confirmed, and will be organised separately, so keep an eye out. My own boat, Carpe Diem, and our Chairman's boat, Clarr Innis, will most likely join the boats coming from the West Coast at Portavadie Marina on Wednesday 23rd July, which is the opening day of the Commonwealth Games. It's rumoured to be a big party night at the marina with possibly a large screen to enjoy the opening ceremony.

WOA Scotland committee has asked me to co-ordinate our entries, with a view to us sailing together in 'a packet' down the river, dressed overall, rally banners flying, and berthing together. RYA will try to accommodate this request, so please make a note on your registration form if you wish to sail with the Westerly's. Also, it would be great if you can drop me an email so we know who to expect. WOA UK is very excited about the publicity which this could generate, especially as the flotilla may be covered on TV as it passes Braehead. Mary Buchanan, your WOA Scotland Committee & I will do our utmost to make the best possible spectacle, with a usual Westerly welcome for any members from afar.

Enough for now. More as info becomes available. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone with queries or suggestions. JUST GET THOSE ENTRIES IN!