John Buchanan was born on the 1st January 1884 in Rhu. Like all the crew members aboard Thomas Glen-Coats’ 'Hera' in the 12-metre class at the 1908 Olympics, John Buchanan was a member of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club. He was a farmer and an enthusiastic sailor for many years who in 1936 won the Tarbert Cup sailing his 8-metre boat 'Falcon'. He died in Rhu on the 25th November 1943.
All time tennis legend, five times Wimbledon Ladies Singles champion and first woman ever to become an Olympic Champion
Charlotte Reinagle Cooper was born, the youngest of six children, in Ealing, Middlesex, on 22 September 1870, the daughter of Henry Cooper of Caversham, a miller, and his wife, American born Teresa Georgiana, nee Miller.
Born in Old Kilpatrick on the north bank of the River Clyde in 1960, Colin Dalgleish has lived in Helensburgh since he was 4 years old. He has enjoyed a successful amateur golf career at boys, youths and senior level, culminating in his appointment as Captain of the 2007 and 2009 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup Teams against the United States.