Bigton Regatta 2019

Well, here we are again ... two years on .... another regatta ... doesn't time fly!

The Bigton Regatta will take place on Saturday 1st June 2019, at the St Ninian's Isle sand. As has become tradition, daytime activities will include a BBQ (with gluten-free and vegetarian options), soup and sandwiches, teas & coffees, sweeties, sand-castle competition, beer tent and tug o' war. Unfortunately, our beach volleyball net is no more ... but bring your footballs, cricket sets, tennis rackets, etc. There's a BIG beach to play on! And, of course, there wil be lots of rowing! This year we are very excited to have the Orkney Rowing Club travelling north to take part!
At night we'll be having live music in the beer tent by David Sandison and the Tennessee Wannabees, and a beach bonfire. It's a great fun-filled family day and night on the beach.

NOTE: Photo ID must be presented before alcohol can be purchased in the beer tent. No ID ... 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 ... bound to be great!

Boats in the water at 1pm please. First race starts at 1:30pm - start times are ON THE LINE times!


13:30 - Veteran ladies
14:00 - Veteran men
14:30 - U16 Lasses
15:00 - U16 Boys
15:30 - Shetland/Orkney Mixed open
16:00 - U12s
16:30 - U21 Ladies
17:00 - U21 Men
17:30 - Shetland/Orkney Mixed veterans
18:00 - Open Ladies
18:30 - Open Men

Lane draw - CLICK HERE
Lane draws are based on 2017 results. If you have not been allocated a lane for a particular race, you will be given one on the day. Please contact a Bigton Rowing Club rep.

Regatta day 2013. Photo by Glen Tyler

ACCESS TO THE SAND - As in previous years, there will be a towing service for the yoals, available from the lower 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.
Thank you to the Budge family for once again allowing us to host this event at their farm.


Please remember you will be launching your yoal from the sand, not a pier or slip-way, and you will get wet! Please come prepared for this. Help will be on hand, but a change of clothes (or a wetsuit or bikini depending on the weather) is probably advisable. Please come EARLY if you require assistance to launch.

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 been given to all clubs. Please only phone this number if you have questions ON SATURDAY ONLY. Any major changes or cancellations WILL posted on Facebook. Please email, pop a message on the rowing club Facebook page, or contact a committee member if you have any questions at any other time. Details on the contact page.

Enjoy your day and good luck!


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