Bigton Regatta 2013

Another year .... another regatta ... another yoal!

Bigton again kick off the yoal rowing season with the Bigton Regatta at the St Ninian's Isle sand, on Saturday 1st June 2013. Day time activities will include a BBQ (with gluten-free and vegetarian options), soup and sandwiches, sweeties, beer tent, sand-castle competition, tug o' war, and the now obligatory beach volleyball (bikini's optional!) and more. All this in addition to the rowing programme. At night we'll be having a mix of live and recorded music in the beer tent, and a beach bonfire. So bring your rowing gloves, bucket and spade, and dancing shoes for a fun-filled family day and night on the beach.

NOTE: Photo ID must be presented and an '18+' wrist band or stamp allocated before alcohol can be purchased in the beer tent. No ID ... no wrist band ... no booze! We would also like to remind you that purchasing alcohol for under 18's is illegal. Bar will close at 1am.

Weather forecast is for ... sun! Shade temperatures up to 10 degrees, and a gentle to moderate breeze. Woo! Hoo! Don't forget the sun cream! And money for Mr Whippy!! No changes to the published program is expected.


regatta day 2003 Boats in the water at 2.30pm please, for first race at 3pm

Note: These are race start times. Please try to change crews promptly, but be aware of overloading (and sinking) the pontoon.

3.00pm - Veteran Women
3.30pm - Veteran Men
4.00pm - Open Women
4.30pm - Open Men
5.00pm - Under 12 (mixed)
5.30pm - U21 Women
6.00pm - U21 Men
6.30pm - U16 Girls
7.00pm - U16 Boys
Note change of times for 'young eens' races. Thanks.

ACCESS TO THE SAND - As in previous years, there will be a towing service for the yoals, available from the carpark. If you wish to use your own 4x4, please take direction from the stewards, DRIVE SLOWLY and keep a sharp eye out for children. 4x4's may park on the sand. All trailers will be left on the sand. Please be considerate and leave the lower carpark free for elderly and disabled users, and those with very young children. All cars please take direction from the parking stewards.

In the very unlikely event of the rowing races being cancelled due to weather, the party will still carry on at the beach. So please join us.

The RACE DAY contact will be Marina. Telephone 01950 422310 if you have any questions on RACE DAY ONLY. Please email if you have any questions at any other time, or contact a committee member. Details on the contact page.


Enjoy your day and good luck!

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