See a summary of a number of events that have been confirmed for this year…

See a summary of a number of events that have been confirmed for this year?

  • Bell Lawrie Scottish Series – 22 to 27 May 2003

    Organised by Clyde Cruising Club, the event is regarded as Scotland’s answer to Cowes Week. The fact that it is held in Tarbert on Loch Fyne, which is more than a little out on a limb, does not dispel competitors travelling from as far as the South Coast to ensure a strong turn out.

    Notice of race has just been published and is available from Clyde Cruising Club. Phone 44 (0) 141 221 2772 or email

  • Edinburgh International Festival of the Sea – 23 to 26 May 2003

    This will be the fourth International Festival of the Sea and the first to be held in Edinburgh. An impressive fleet of square riggers will be the stars of the show, together with a fleet of classic and traditional vessels. However, the organisers are keen to point out that private and modern vessels of all shapes and sizes are welcomed.

    There will also be exhibits ashore and entertainment on land, sea and air. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at

  • Round the Island Race – 21 June 2003

    Very little needs to be said about this event, recognised as the world’s largest yacht race. The melee of 1,800 boats racing down the Solent is an astounding sight. If you want to be a part of it email before 29 March to receive an early bird discount. Last entries to be received by 14 June.

  • Bangor Week – 14 to 18 July 2003

    Jointly organised by Royal Ulster and Ballyholme Yacht Clubs. A huge range of boats are invited, including one-design keelboats and sportsboats. Berths will be made available to competitors at Bangor marina. A full social programme is planned for the evenings. For more information and to enter email

  • Classic Malts Cruise – 19 July to 1 August 2003

    A fortnight’s gentle 200-mile cruise through the Inner Hebrides, tutored tastings at local whisky distilleries, barbecues, amazing scenery and idyllic stopovers make this a unique event which is ideal for those who prefer a relaxed pace. To book your place email