how about this for a plan?
10:30 start from Kip Marina. LW 1.1m approx 10am at Kip.
Head up river picking up anyone else along the way, times dependent on pick up point TBA
Stop at Sugar boat and nip up to Glasgow calling in at the various radio points in the channel. Clydeport have been informed and are fine with us going upriver in a group as long as we call in on the day. 30miles approx total distance.
Speed limit of 15knts in deep water channel and above but I'm sure we can maintain approx 20 or so without any fuss.
Midday arrive at Tall ship pontoon and moor/raft on pontoon, pay to get into ship (£4.95 a head), tour and have lunch in cafe onboard.
1:30ish start heading back down the river and recover back at Kip approx 3:30-4pm Total distance approx 60miles.
For those who don't want to pay to moor at the ship there is another pontoon at the SECC which AFAIK is free (but still waiting for confirmation of this)Both pontoons need booking in advance for the number of boats so, while there is no deposits etc, you do need to let me know at least a few days in advance if you are coming, preferably at the beginning of the week so I can let them know how many RIBs to expect.
The distances are approximate off large scale planning charts, I don't have paper charts for the upper Clyde apart from these. There is a small map downloadable from Clydeport that shows the guidance etc on using the rivver and the major bouys.
Any other wrinkles that folk want incorporated fire away, the usual disclaimer applies as I am only co-ordinating timings rather than arranging a run. I do enough risk assessments and paperwork at work already!