The 11th Glandore Classic Boat Regatta opens next Saturday in Glandore Harbour. This regatta has been hosted every other year since 1992 by the Glandore Harbour Yacht Club.
Among the startling line up of classics for this years regatta Jolie Brise is visiting the regatta as part of her 100th anniversary celebrations.
As winner of the first Fastnet race she will be making a reprise Fastnet rounding as part of this years Glandore Classic Regatta.
Other well known entries this year include the lovely Fife Solway Maid who returns for her third Classic Regatta at Glandore last visiting in 2001. The Fife one designs of the Menai straits are also entered for this year these are regular visitors to the event and for the first time this year they are bringing a new build Fife on her first outing.
There is a new programme for Oar and Sail in the regatta this year. There are Bantry Gig long boats entered for the first time, with entries from Fionnbarra Unite and Integrite, these will be a sight in the harbour during the weekend.
The Regatta opens Saturday in the Evening, the Parade of Sail will be on Sunday afternoon with fireworks on the village on Sunday night. This will be followed by a full week sailing programme, including the Fastnet event, closing dinner on Thursday and prizegiving will be on Friday evening July 26th when we will also have a Welcome reception and BBQ for the 2013 Gathering Cruise.
Full regatta events programme is here www.glandoreyc.com/classic/classicprogram.html