What's on at the Brightlingsea Town Regatta & Boat Show
Essex coastal town Brightlingsea will be celebrating in style this weekend (4th and 5th July 2015) as the popular Brightlingsea Town Regatta & Boat Show takes place.
This event stretches along the picturesque waterfront at Brightlingsea, incorporating Waterside Marina and two local yacht clubs. It is expected to attract thousands of boating enthusiasts from across Essex and beyond. Sponsored by Town & Country residential sales and lettings, the show promises a wealth of new and second hand boats for sale, marine chandlery stalls, lots of clothing, marine jumble stands and associated trade stands showcasing trailers, covers, rigging and electronics.
Visitors can also enjoy some fantastic on the water events such as boat and fun races, displays and rescue demonstrations, and there will be opportunities to try a boat as part of a ‘Try It weekend’. Two local clubs have yachts and sailing boats for visitors to try during the Regatta weekend – simply book in at The Colne Yacht Club or Brightlingsea Sailing Club.
Which boats will be on display?
There will be lots of new and second hand motor boats, yachts, RIBs, and inflatables on display at spacious Waterside Marina in berths and on hard standing - including Prestige, Jeanneau, Maxum, Bayliner, Sea Ray, Excel and Waveco. Local boatyard, brokerage and chandlery Morgan Marine will be displaying 10 boats and taking a shop unit for the weekend.
Over 40 stalls and shops will be offering chandlery, marine electronics, engines and clothing. If you need new sailing boots, sunglasses, hats, wet suits or life jackets they will be available here.
For serious bargain hunters a Marine Jumble Sale is planned. There's a programme of live music from local bands, Majorettes, the RNLI, Coast Guards, Royal Navy Association, Children’s entertainment, BBQ and much more. Certainly the whole family can find plenty to enjoy.
Foodwise, expect great choice too. The Colne Yacht Club, Brightlingsea Sailing Club, No 1 Harbour Square, Waterside Fish & Chips, Dragon 8 and other local venues will be serving up fantastic food and drinks for all.
The Brightlingsea Boat Show & Regatta provides easy access, free entrance and some free parking.
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