Regatta competitors warned about getting wet

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Kintyre Seasports Project (KSP) has advised there is a good chance of a soaking during its regatta next Saturday, August 4.

A KSP spokesperson said: ‘If trying paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, dinghy sailing or canoeing, you’ll probably get wet.

‘We can lend some wetsuits but might not have enough for everyone.

‘For diving, at Aqualibrium, it is just a swimsuit and towels.

‘On a good day people manage with shorts and a T-shirt or light fleece. KSP has some waterproof, windproof tops to stop wind chill.

‘Cotton gets really cold when wet so is to be avoided. Participants will need something warm and dry for a change.

‘Shoes will get wet so old trainers are advised. A towel is also a good idea. There are changing facilities at the sailing club.’

The RNLI and Coastguard will have the D-class RIB on the water to act as a rescue vessel and to fly the flag. The RNLI will open the lifeboat to the public for part of the afternoon.

For more on the regatta, see page 11.