Sailing regatta moved from Tarbert

Scotland's premier regatta is moving from Loch Fyne in 2021.

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Tarbert will not host Scotland’s premier regatta in 2021, organisers have announced.

Instead, Clyde Cruising Club plans to move the prestigious Scottish Series away from Loch Fyne to ‘a number of locations throughout the Clyde estuary’.

The revised event will also see all shoreside and social activities cancelled in light of the pandemic, to reduce the risk of the event being called off for a second year.

Glenn Porter, chairman of the organising committee, said: ‘In 2020 we saw the largest regatta north of the south coast cancelled, something we are keen to avoid again.

‘Born out of a desire to race and socialise over the last bank holiday weekend in May we know that 2021 will need to be very different.

‘By stripping out the high risk social aspects, which we know many love, and operating out of multiple bases we hope to support the many racers who look forward to this annual event.’

Further details on the 2021 race format will be released towards the end of this month.