Update 3 March 2021 – Subject to any Government COVID-19 regulations in place at that time, Brightlingsea Regatta Association Committee confirms that Brightlingsea Regatta 2021 will take place on the weekend of 10 and 11 July.

The host clubs have already indicated their intention to run on water activities for their members and where possible visitors on those dates, and the regatta committee is currently reviewing what level of additional shoreside and social activities it will be possible to safely provide.

The committee appreciates the important role the regatta plays in the social and commercial life of the town and it is for this reason that it is essential to proceed with caution. The focus is on maintaining the historic tradition of an annual Regatta in Brightlingsea whilst at the same time ensuring the event can be run safely and to the benefit of the entire community. Over the coming weeks the committee will be keeping a close watch on the guidance being issued by the government and will consult with the various organisations and statutory bodies whose support and permissions are required to run the regatta safely.

There will be an online Regatta AGM at 6pm on Tuesday 13 April, which anyone interested in joining the committee or contributing to the organisation of the event is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held on Zoom, details of which will be made available nearer the time, but in the meantime if you would like to find out more about the work of the Regatta Committee and how you could help please Email Regatta Chair Alice Davies on brightlingsearegatta@gmail.com.

A further update regarding exactly what activities it will be possible for us to provide and support at the 2021 regatta will be made by late April/early May so please check back for updates.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we navigate the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and identify the best solutions for this year’s regatta.

Brightlingsea Regatta Association Committee