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Largs Regatta Festival 2019 takes a new course

22 January 2019

Following on from the survey of 2018 competitors, the Largs Regatta Festival organisers have announced some improvements to their popular end of summer Regatta.

The 2019 event will take place from 23 – 25 August at Largs Yacht Haven with racing being run over Saturday and Sunday in the Clyde Estuary. The traditional Round Cumbraes Race will be enhanced with a pre-round the buoys race followed by round the islands creating a more meaningful day of racing.

Scotts Largs, the onsite restaurant and bar at the 700 berth marina, continue as shoreside sponsors with an action packed live music programme in the planning. On water sponsors, Saturn Sails, continue to support both the dinghy and keelboat racing and will open the Festival with their legendary sail loft party on the Friday evening. Racing is run jointly by Largs Sailing Club and Fairlie Yacht Club.

 “We have listened to our customers who asked for 2 days full on racing instead of spreading over 3 days,” commented Festival Chair, Carolyn Elder.  “We have altered both the racing and social programme to take account of feedback and can promise all our visitors a very social, fun filled and exciting weekend both on and off the water!” 

Following on from Largs Regatta Festival Weekend Largs Sailing Club will be running a mid week evening dinghy series and the famous Scottish Two Handed Race will be held on Saturday 31 August bun by Fairlie Yacht Club.