Refine your search

Type of Venue






Or Venue Name


image for Regatta/Water Event item typeBrightlingsea Regatta, Boatshow & Fireworks

Regatta/Water Event, Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2017

Brightlingsea Regatta, Boatshow & Fireworks

Brightlingsea Regatta, Boatshow & Fireworks


This annual fun event is now in its 12th year. Hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club, The Colne Yacht Club, Brightlingsea Harbour, Morgan Marine and many other local businesses, the event will be located all the way from the Western Promenade to Brightlingsea Boatyard with the focal point around the Sailing Club, Yacht Club and the Hard.

Enjoy this fantastic family weekend relaxing in the sun whilst watching boat races, displays, rescue demonstrations, competitions and lots of fun on the water. There will be plenty of boats on display plus many yachts dressed especially for the weekend. In addition the traditional and very popular ‘Blessing of the water’ ceremony will take place on Sunday.

There’s plenty of entertainment on dry land as well including performances from majorettes, street dancers and entertainers plus live music from local bands at various venues throughout the weekend. To keep the children entertained there will be competitions, novelty balloons, duck racing,
entertainers, face painting, games and displays.

Fancy trying something new? There are lots of free ‘have a go’ sessions on power boats and sailing boats; plus paddleboarding and kayaking. For a more relaxed time on the water – try a ferry trip around the regatta. As you stroll along the beach, don’t forget to stop off at the boating lake to watch the model boats racing.

You certainly won’t go hungry either - here will be plenty of food and drink to suit all tastes including BBQ, hog-roast, fish & chips, lots of pub-grub, fine dining as well as Chinese and Indian food.

Saturday evening culminates in a fantastic firework display, over the water, around 9.30pm
Look out for free maps and programmes at local shops to help you navigate your way through the weekend and not miss the action!

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2017 10:00 to 17:00

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 27 - Sun 28 May Brightlingsea Regatta, Boatshow & Fireworks


Brightlingsea Sailing Club


The Clubhouse,
Oyster Tank Road,



See location of Brightlingsea Sailing Club on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 084162  Lat: 51.80557 Long: 1.02144