Set sail for Campbeltown’s community regatta

January's Dip for Dosh is a Dalintober Beach Group organised effort. 25_c30regatta01_dip_for_dosh

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Beach ‘It’s a Knockout’ style games will open Campbeltown’s first community regatta.

Events organised by Dalintober Beach group will kick the event off at 11am on Saturday August 4 and the fun continues to 4pm.

From Campbeltown Sailing Club CSC) and taking off from Dalintober beach there will be a number of water sports and opportunities to take part or spectate.

A ‘Try Dive’ free session run by Campbeltown Dive Club at the Aqualibrium from 11am to 1pm hopes to introduce beginners to sights below the water. The dive club will have a recruitment stall at CSC.

The recent sailing lessons and those last year have started to build a solid core of dinghy sailors. It is intended to hold fun races and try dinghies sessions for beginners.

Stand Up paddle Boarding (SUP), windsurfing, kayaking and a rowing demonstration from Campbeltown Sea Cadets unit will add to the water based activities.

Campbeltown lifeboat crew will be on hand and members of the RNLI may have their own plans.

Upstairs in the sailing club there will be teas, coffees and scones available to those who need a chance to chill out and have a chat.

The community regatta is Kintyre Seasports Project’s (KSP) initiative to bring together the various water sport and beach activities in the area.

KSP’s goal is to develop structures where all the sea sports can help each other and provide facilities that Campbeltonians and visitors can enjoy, making safe water activities available to all.

In the future KSP aims to make the sailing club a recognised training centre, so that participants can gain Royal Yacht Association qualifications.

CSC is already an RYA supported Club and gets assistance from its designated RYA support officers.

A Kintyre Seasports Project spokesperson said: ‘The regatta is running thanks to financial support from Argyll and Bute council’s Supporting Communities Fund and The Rotary Club of Campbeltown.

‘The regatta is a fun event, involving all the sea sports and activities that comprise Kintyre Seasports.

‘It demonstrates the tremendous resource that Campbeltown Loch provides for water based activities.

‘It is open to all members of the community and to visitors.

‘Dalintober Beach is a great resource to the town and local people have in their youth learned to swim there.

‘The recent excellent weather has seen a revitalising of the beach. Young and old have gathered there to enjoy swimming or chilling out on the seats that used to house the beach huts.

‘Dalintober Beach group will also hold a barbeque and other refreshments will be on offer.

January’s Dip for Dosh is a Dalintober Beach Group organised effort. 25_c30regatta01_dip_for_dosh

Sailing off Ireland during the Campbeltown Cushendall double header.  NO_c30cushendall01