Celebrating 110 Years
1909 – 2019
In November 1909, six men met one evening in Glasgow and formed the Clyde Cruising Club, "to foster the social side of sailing and improve the technical side". Since this modest start, the club has grown to become the largest sailing club in Scotland. As it grew the members expanded this phrase to –
"The Objects of the Club are to encourage cruising and cruising races and to foster the social side of sailing on the Firth of Clyde and elsewhere and to do such things as may be desirable to promote the interests of yachting generally." The wording was modernised on incorporation in 2012 but the objects of the Club remain the same.
The CCC Dinghy Section at Bardowie Loch was formed in 1932 Loch to spread the enthusiasm for sailing and the technical skills to future generations and is now an RYA teaching establishment with modern facilities as well as a place of sailing for sport and recreation.
"I first sailed round Bardowie Loch single-handed then became more ambitious and did the same thing round the world."
The club organises cruising races on the Clyde and West Coast during the season and to foster the social side, three musters a year and in the winter, a number of meets with guest speakers. For racing every year the club presents Scottish Series, Scotland's premier regatta for keelboats bringing nearly a thousand people to Tarbert Loch Fyne at the end of May and the North Clyde regatta in September. From time to time the Club organises Cruising events. The club also publish Sailing Directions for most of Scotland's coasts.
In celebration of 110 years, in summer 2020, the Year of Scottish Coasts and Waters, the club is organising a cruise from Lochmaddy to include Harris following the St Kilda Challenge in June, and a cruise from Loch Craignish to Vatersay and back in the second half of July.
Membership of the Club is open to all irrespective of age and all are welcome.
Join us, you are invited!
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