2014 is a jam-packed year for Scotland. The Year of the Homecoming, The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, The Ryder Cup. Scotland and Glasgow will be buzzing and full of life.

RYA Scotland has made 2014 even bigger - add the Commonwealth Flotilla to your list of “must-do” events this year.  

Unforgettable journey

The Flotilla will be an unforgettable way to journey to the centre of Glasgow where you will be at the heart of the action and all that the city has to offer.  

A flotilla of ships and small boats will sail up the River Clyde to arrive in Glasgow as the Commonwealth Games gets underway. 

More than 1000 crewmates and passengers will be aboard 250 vessels when the flotilla sets sail on July 26 2014.  

Tall ships and smaller vessels such as sailing yachts, motor cruisers, and powerboats will gather at Greenock's James Watt Dock on the Friday night as part of the Homecoming Muster before sailing the 17 nautical miles (32km) to Glasgow's Pacific Quay the next day.  

Book your place on the Commonwealth Flotilla now to be a part of what promises to be an amazing spectacle and an incredible experience.  

The Homecoming Muster is aiming to bring people from all over to the outer Clyde and Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. If you interested in joining the Homecoming Muster contact muster@ryascotland.org.uk.

One of the biggest gatherings of vessels

New pontoons will be installed at the quay to berth the flotilla, which will one of the biggest gatherings of vessels on the Clyde in recent years.  

The event is being organised by RYA Scotland and supported by Inverclyde Council.   James Stuart, Chief Executive of RYA Scotland, said “We want to make sure that as many sailors, non-sailors and spectators have the opportunity to make history by being part of this one-in-a-lifetime event.  

The Commonwealth Flotilla will mark the culmination of boats journeys to Scotland and Glasgow and each crew will have their own reasons for making the journey and their own stories to tell.  

“There is already strong interest in being part of the Commonwealth Flotilla, and the Homecoming Muster, from people across the UK so if you are interested in being involved then make your booking today".    

One of the vessels which has already registered to take part is the Ocean Trusts Scotland’s yacht Alba Volunteer a Bermudan ketch designed and built by the world class Oyster Marine Ltd.

Nick Fleming, Chief Executive of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, said “We are delighted to be part of the Homecoming Muster and the Commonwealth Flotilla   “These events will serve as an amazing opportunity to inspire young people through adventure under sail”  

Book here for the Commonwealth Flotilla