Sport, Sailing & Watersports

26 events

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Dunure Festival of the Sea

An annual celebration of traditional and modern music, maritime history, watersports and food.

Dunure Harbour

Sat 20 Jul

Free

  • 13:00 – 23:00

Great Scottish Swim

Thousands of people take to the water and swim in Loch Lomond, raising money for charities in the process. The event aims to make swimming races in open water as accessible and popular as charity runs and marathons have become in recent years, with a choice of different distances. Wetsuits only.

Loch Lomond, Balloch

Sat 24 Aug

Times to be confirmed / 01912 727033

Southampton International Boat Show

Festival of boating, featuring a showcase of 600 marine brands from around the world, live music and more.

Mayflower Park, Southampton

Fri 13 Sep

£16.50–£21 (£13.50; under 16s free) / 01784 473377

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Sat 14 Sep

£16.50–£21 (£13.50; under 16s free) / 01784 473377

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Sun 15 Sep

£16.50–£21 (£13.50; under 16s free) / 01784 473377

  • 10:00 – 18:30
…and 7 more dates until 22 Sep

Paddle the Islands: Canoe Loch Maree

Monthly canoe trip around the islands of Loch Maree.

Gairloch Canoe and Kayak Centre, Badachro

Fri 24 Apr 2020

Times to be confirmed / £90

Fri 29 May 2020

Times to be confirmed / £90

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Times to be confirmed / £90

…and 2 more dates until 28 Aug 2020

Active Sail Beginner – Teen

Five day sailing course for teens.

Southampton Water Activities Centre

Tue 25 Jun

£205–£235 / 02380 915753

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 26 Jun

£205–£235 / 02380 915753

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 27 Jun

£205–£235 / 02380 915753

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 46 more dates until 30 Aug

Active Sail – Junior Beginner

Five day course for 8–12 year olds where they can learn sailing skills in a fun environment.

Southampton Water Activities Centre

Tue 25 Jun

£205–£235 Book six weeks early and get an early bird discount! / 02380 915753

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 26 Jun

£205–£235 Book six weeks early and get an early bird discount! / 02380 915753

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 27 Jun

£205–£235 Book six weeks early and get an early bird discount! / 02380 915753

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 23 more dates until 30 Jul

Boating on the Tay

Boating trips from May to September down the River Tay. Trips are subject to tides and weather.

City Centre, Perth

Thu 27 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £25–£70 (£20–£60; Children £15–£30) / 01738 638353

Fri 28 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £25–£70 (£20–£60; Children £15–£30) / 01738 638353

Sat 29 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £25–£70 (£20–£60; Children £15–£30) / 01738 638353

…and 45 more dates until 15 Sep

Clovelly Gig Regatta

Cheer the regatta crews on as they brave the waters of North Devon.

Clovelly Village, Bideford

Sat 24 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

  • 12:00

Clyde RIB Rides

Explore the scenery and wildlife around the Firth of Clyde on these boat rides.

Firth of Clyde

Mon 24 Jun

Times vary / £10–£30 (Family £40–£80 for four; under 16s £10–£20) / 07593088816

Tue 25 Jun

Times vary / £10–£30 (Family £40–£80 for four; under 16s £10–£20) / 07593088816

Wed 26 Jun

Times vary / £10–£30 (Family £40–£80 for four; under 16s £10–£20) / 07593088816

…and 188 more dates until 31 Dec

Cowes Week Spectator Boat Trips

Boat trips around the Isle of Wight.

Trinity Landing, Cowes

Sat 10 Aug

£8–£30

Sun 11 Aug

£8–£25

Mon 12 Aug

£8–£30

…and 5 more dates until 17 Aug

Dragon Boat Race: When You Wish Upon A Star

Boat race raising funds for When You Wish Upon A Star.

Salford Quays

Sat 27 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Minimum sponsorship £75

The Fife Regatta 2020

A collection of William Fife designed classic yachts gathering on the Clyde for a week of spectacular racing. Great for shore and on water viewing. The yachts will race from Largs to Dunoon, Rothesay and Tighnabruaich and return to Largs.

Largs Yacht Haven

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01475 675333

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01475 675333

Sat 6 Jun 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01475 675333

…and 5 more dates until 11 Jun 2020

Go Swim Loch Lomond

Compete in swimming races of various lengths at the famous Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond, Balloch

Sat 7 Sep

£10–£40

  • 08:00

Largs Regatta Festival

Weekend of sailing and watersports, with yacht, keelboat and dinghy races taking place each day, and lots of events and activities for landlubbers too.

Largs Yacht Haven

Fri 23 Aug

Times to be confirmed / 01475 675333

Sat 24 Aug

Times to be confirmed / 01475 675333

Sun 25 Aug

Times to be confirmed / 01475 675333

Laser National Championships

Laser-class sailing dinghies compete for the national title.

Largs Sailing Club

Sat 27 Jul

Times to be confirmed

Sun 28 Jul

Times to be confirmed

Mon 29 Jul

Times to be confirmed

…and 5 more dates until 3 Aug

Mer-Made Tidal Gathering

Learn freediving and other mermaid-swimming techniques. Suitable for all levels of beginner, developing and professional mers.

The Dolphin, Haywards Heath

Sat 29 Jun

£20–£30 / 01444 457337

  • 17:30 – 20:00

Sat 27 Jul

£20–£30 / 01444 457337

  • 17:30 – 20:00

Sat 31 Aug

£20–£30 / 01444 457337

  • 17:30 – 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Nov

Optimist Class National Championships

Young sailors ages 8–14 to head-to-head at this sailing competition.

Largs Yacht Haven

Sun 2 Aug 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01475 675333

Mon 3 Aug 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01475 675333

Tue 4 Aug 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01475 675333

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug 2020

Pin Mill Barge Match

Get up close to the action at this sailing race.

Sailing Barge Victor, Ipswich

Sat 27 Jul

£45 (Children £35; under 5s free)

Scotland's Boat Show: River of Light

Evening event wherein illuminated boats will light up the River Clyde, as part of Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters. There will also be plenty of entertainment on shore, with food and drink, torchlight processions and other surprises.

Kip Marina, Inverkip

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01475 521485

Scottish Islands Peaks Race

Adventure race for teams of sailors and fell runners starting in Oban and sailing through the likes of Arran, Jura and Troon for 3–4 days.

Oban Sailing Club

Fri 15 May 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free

Sat 16 May 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free

Sun 17 May 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free

Mon 18 May 2020

Times to be confirmed / Free

Sea Trip: Keyhaven To Needles Viewing Trip

Woodmill is running a trip out from Keyhaven bay out to the Isle of Wight to view the Needles, and returning with the tides. The trip will be all day and will be lead by Moderate water Sea Kayaking leaders. If you are a beginner looking for a new experience or an avid paddler and looking for your next adventure or the…

Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, Southampton

Sat 13 Jul

Over-14s only

£55 / 03000 200135

SWAC Onboard Festival

Watersports festival suitable for children aged 8–14, with the chance to participate in activities like sailing, multi-hull rides, raft building and more.

Southampton Water Activities Centre

Sat 13 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 02380 915753

Talkin Awesome Adventure Days

Outdoor supervised activities for kids ages 8–14, including kayaking, canoeing, raft building, orienteering and more.

Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton

Wed 24 Jul

£38–£45 / 01697 73129

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Thu 25 Jul

£38–£45 / 01697 73129

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Thu 1 Aug

£38–£45 / 01697 73129

  • 09:00 – 15:30
…and 8 more dates until 29 Aug

UK Topper National Championships

250 Topper dinghies compete with junior sailors for the national title.

Largs Sailing Club

Sat 3 Aug

Times to be confirmed

Sun 4 Aug

Times to be confirmed

Mon 5 Aug

Times to be confirmed

…and 5 more dates until 10 Aug

West Highland Yachting Week

A superb week of racing and social entertainment, the regatta moves from centre to centre during the week covering 80 miles of Scotland's stunning west coast.

Various Venues, West Highlands

Fri 26 Jul

Times vary / 01631 563309

Sat 27 Jul

Times vary / 01631 563309

Sun 28 Jul

Times vary / 01631 563309

…and 5 more dates until 2 Aug