Friday, 28 July 2017

Regatta - Highlight of Ardnamurchan's Sporting Year!

The West Ardnamurchan Regatta takes place on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th August, with the first race at 10am. Sailing races start on the Thursday, followed by canoeing, rowing, outboard, power boat and more sailing races on the Friday.

West Ardnamurchan's 34th Regatta will welcome round-Britain canoeist Colin Skeath and his wife Katrina. Colin, from Strontian, along with Davis Gould-Duff, from Limerick, will just have completed the first round-Britain voyage in an open Canadian canoe. The two left Strontian in April in a Swift Temagami canoe to travel the 2,500-mile route clockwise round Britain in aid of the 'Forget Me Not' charity.

Regatta chairman Alastair MacColl commented, “It will be a great honour for us to have Colin and his wife, who was part of his support team, as our guests and to celebrate their achievement.

“The West Ardnamurchan Regatta is always a very enjoyable day out and great fun both for participants and spectators. As well as the races, there's lots more to do – a 'guess the weight of the lobster' competition, a raffle for a huge hamper, and stalls for jewellery, woodwork, cushions & candles, and paintings. Then in the evening, there's the annual Regatta Dance.”

On Thursday 3rd, in the afternoon, after the last race, the Committee will be providing nibbles, cheese and wine in the marquee for everyone who would like to come along.

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