Brightlingsea’s Town Regatta combines┬áhistoric tradition with a fun weekend for all the family. Whether ashore or afloat there’s something for all ages, from try sailing and paddle boarding, yacht and dinghy racing, children’s entertainment, stalls, great food, live music and much, much more.

Local businesses, pubs, restaurants, cafes and visiting stall holders will have something to please everyone and the Brightlingsea Coastal Rowing Club, University Community Sailing Club, Colne Yacht Club and Brightlingsea Sailing Club will be welcoming visitors throughout the weekend.

The date for the 2022 Brightlingsea Regatta is 16 and 17 July and further details of the programme will be available in early 2022.

The River Colne has a strong tradition of town regattas with Rowhedge and Wivenhoe also holding annual events. ┬áThe exact start date of Brightlingsea Regatta is not know, but waterside celebrations of the town’s maritime tradition certainly date back to Victorian times, if not earlier.

Currently the Regatta is managed by Brightlingsea Regatta Association.