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Nairn Sailing Club to hold a Royal Regatta at Nairn Harbour on Saturday to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

By Donald Wilson

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Nairn Harbour which will host a Royal Regatta to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday.
Nairn Harbour which will host a Royal Regatta to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday.

Nairn Harbour will be festooned with flags and banners on Saturday when Nairn Sailing Club holds a Royal Regatta to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Rear Commodore Julie Pierce said the event is coinciding with the Nairn Street Market which also takes place on Saturday.

“It’s going to be pretty full-on in Nairn all day with the regatta and the street market,” she said.

“The Sailing Club is thrilled to be part of the celebrations. We are a friendly and informal club based on the harbour front in Nairn. We have a popular cruiser section offering racing and social cruises throughout the year. There is a thriving dinghy section for all ages.

“We hold club nights each Friday during the season and host regular social events at our clubhouse.

“We always have a theme to our open days which unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Covid in the past couple of years so it’s great to be able to stage them again.

“To coincide with the Platinum Jubilee, we are planning a Right Royal Regatta – the boats and members will be dressed up and we’ve been allowed to use the silk batik flags from the Nairn Festival to dress the harbour area. The most popular aspect of the day is the free boat trips.

“Members of the public can get a taste of life on the ocean wave and we hope to dispel any idea that sailing is an elite activity.

“There will be live music and refreshments in the clubhouse. Stall holders include the RNLI, who are bringing their lifeboat, The Marine Mammal rescue team, Nairn Museum, which is bringing nautical artifacts, Nairn Rowing Club, face painting, cake and tombola stalls, and many more.”

Due to tide times boat trips will be operating from 10.30am-12.30pm.

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