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NEW LARGS REGATTA FESTIVAL LAUNCHED WITH HEADLINE EVENT SPONSORS BUZZWORKS!

Following a detailed survey of competitors from Largs Regatta Week 2017 there have been major changes made to revive the format of this popular annual event.

For 2018 Largs Regatta Week will now be reformatted and shortened to become LARGS REGATTA FESTIVAL which will run over the August Bank Holiday weekend (24 – 27 August). 

Largs Regatta Festival will commence on Friday evening of 24 August, with three days of racing over the weekend including the unique and infamous Round Cumbraes Race on the Sunday. Racing culminates on the Monday with the overall championship decided, followed by prize giving.

All racing will be open to serious racers, keen club racers, white sail cruisers and dinghies. Largs Yacht Haven based sail makers, Saturn Sails, have come on board as race sponsors.

Alongside the sailing regatta there will be a greatly enhanced programme of live music throughout the weekend in the regatta marquee thanks to new event sponsors, Scotts Largs and Buzzworks Holdings. 

With their links to boutique distillers, designer breweries and quality entertainment this should prove very popular to both visitors and sailors alike. 

The music festival ashore will be open to the public and will certainly provide a lively welcome to sailors after a day on the water.

The traditional Scottish Two Handed Race will take place the following weekend, Saturday 1st September, alongside the Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing Club Youth Regatta.

Put the dates in your diary – 24 – 27 August 2018 – and watch this space for lots more news to come on the event schedule. This Festival is breathing new life into Clyde racing!

For further information tel: 01475 675333.

 

 

Unfortunately, this year's Series has been badly effected by adverse weather, resulting in cancellation of several races going into the last weekend, 29 Oct.

Turnout has also been disappointing, but the final two races took place in bright Autumn sunshine and a light but chilly northerly breeze. RO Peter Wright set a short windward/leeward course from Kip Marina entrance up to the Lunderston Bay mark, and provided some interesting racing for those on the water, dealing with tide and wind shifts along the shore.

Craig Anderson's 'Cool Bandit 2' saw off the other Moody 336 competition in both races, to win the Handicap Class Series, and the overall prize. A strong performance from Ben Shelley in his Extrovert 'Lady Ex', gave him second place in both races, and second in the Series.

Colin MacDonald's Etchells, 'Richochet' saw off the challenge from Rod Stuart's 'Ataraxia' for two wins and the Series prize in the Etchells Class.

                                  

Craig Anderson receives his Class Winner and Overall Winner's Trophies from Heath Gairns of Kip Marina

 Many thanks to our Series Sponsors, Largs Yacht Haven, and Kip Marina, and to Race Officer Peter Wright for his expertise and time.                

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