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Byline: On Saturday 26th July 2014 about 250 small ships, yachts, working boats and clippers sailed up the River Clyde from Greenock to Glasgow as part of the city’s Commonwealth Games celebrations.
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They were accompanied by Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat.  They set off from Greenock and arrived at Pacific Quay to be greeted by crowds along the shoreline.  The flotilla, the largest ever seen on the Clyde, was organised by the Royal Yachting Association, Scotland.

Yacht Deya, from Helensburgh, owned by Mr Chas Batchelor was host to Mrs Althea Hodge, General Secretary of the Anguilla Commonwealth Games Association and her husband Lowell and son Omar(10).  Deya was not going into Princes Dock at the end of the cruise.  She was returning to Rhu so it was necessary for the VIP,s to disembark.  Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat undertook this task. 
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Being VIP,s they were given the exclusive use of a car.  The driver happened to be Mr Lindsay Paterson a Clydesider (Commonwealth Games volunteer host) who’s wife Terry, also a  Clydesider, is an active member of the Helensburgh  RNLI fundraising committee.  Chas daughter Amy is an ex crew member of Helensburgh RNLI and Chas sailed to Anguilla in one of his Caribbean trips Search for long enough and you will always find links.

Byline: On Saturday 26th July 2014 about 250 small ships, yachts, working boats and clippers sailed up the River Clyde from Greenock to Glasgow as part of the city's Commonwealth Games celebrations.
Page Content:

They were accompanied by Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat.  They set off from Greenock and arrived at Pacific Quay to be greeted by crowds along the shoreline.  The flotilla, the largest ever seen on the Clyde, was organised by the Royal Yachting Association, Scotland.


Yacht Deya, from Helensburgh, owned by Mr Chas Batchelor was host to Mrs Althea Hodge, General Secretary of the Anguilla Commonwealth Games Association and her husband Lowell and son Omar(10).  Deya was not going into Princes Dock at the end of the cruise.  She was returning to Rhu so it was necessary for the VIP,s to disembark.  Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat undertook this task. 
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Being VIP,s they were given the exclusive use of a car.  The driver happened to be Mr Lindsay Paterson a Clydesider (Commonwealth Games volunteer host) who's wife Terry, also a  Clydesider, is an active member of the Helensburgh  RNLI fundraising committee.  Chas daughter Amy is an ex crew member of Helensburgh RNLI and Chas sailed to Anguilla in one of his Caribbean trips Search for long enough and you will always find links.