The 2018 edition of Brightlingsea Regatta, supported by The Purelake Group, will take place on 2 and 3 June with events happening throughout the harbour and waterfront venues on both days and with a spectacular free Saturday night Firework Display, which will be visible from the Western Promenade, Brightlingsea Sailing Club, Waterside Marine viewing area, Point Clear, East Mersea and other harbour and estuary viewing points.
With a host of waterside and waterborne activities throughout both days there is plenty to entertain the entire family. Both Brightlingsea Sailing Club and the Colne Yacht Club will be offering opportunities to Try Sailing, with Brightlingsea Sailing Club also offering Try Powerboating sessions too, while Brightlingsea Coastal Rowing Club and the University Community Sailing Club will be offering the opportunity to Try Gig Rowing.
New for 2018 will be the spectacular St Helena Hospice Craft Your Raft Race, to be held off the Western Promenade on Saturday afternoon, which will be open to teams from pubs, clubs, companies, organisations and groups of friends from throughout the region.
The University Community Sailing Club and Brightlingsea Coastal Rowing Club will be hosting the Eastern Region Harkers Yard Gig Rowing Championship throughout the weekend and there will also be chances to see a rowing gig up close an personal on the Town Jetty.
The Town Jetty will also be hosting a variety of other interesting vessels which the public can visit including two fascinating historic vessels, the Thames Barge Edme and the Essex Fishing Smack Pioneer.
All of the clubs and the harbour area cafes and restaurants will be open to the public throughout the weekend, offering a wide range of food, drink and entertainment.
With stalls lining the streets and start of the promenade area, plus children’s entertainments at Brightlingsea Sailing Club, there truly is something for everyone.
For further information about the event please contact our Regatta Chairman Alice Davies on firstname.lastname@example.org.