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The Commonwealth Flotilla


The largest flotilla in the history of the River Clyde will be making a splash in Glasgow this summer.

Involving more than a thousand people on 250 boats of all shapes and sizes, the RYA Scotland Commonwealth Flotilla will depart from Greenock on Saturday 26 July – before making a spectacular journey to the heart of the city to join in the celebrations of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.



You can join the Commonwealth Flotilla on the Paddle Steamer Waverly, watch shore-side in Greenock or soak up the buzz and excitement at the Riverside Museum’s spectator viewing area. The Glasgow Harbour, where the museum is located, offers fantastic views of the river and all the different boats in the Commonwealth Flotilla. You will be at the heart of the action and all that the city has to offer. For directions, visit the Riverside Museum website.


Volunteering at the Commonwealth Flotilla is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You can help make this event a huge success, and be part of history! Apply now.

RYA Scotland are ambassadors for sailing, and on the day members of the team will be on hand at the Riverside Museum to tell you all about the fun and excitement of the sport. For more information on RYA Scotland and the Commonwealth Flotilla, check out the RYA Scotland website.

Follow the Commonwealth Flotilla on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates. You can even read the stories behind some of the boats and people sailing in the event!

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The Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games are now over. This website is closed and for reference purposes only. Some external links may no longer work. For the latest news and information, please visit the Commonwealth Games Federation website.