Fife Regatta to visit Rothesay Bay this month

Mandatory Credit: Marc Turner/ PFM Pictures'The Gaff rigged fleet off Inchmarnock.  MARIETTE, 1915, Gaff Schooner and THE LADY ANNE, 1912,  a 15 metre, formerly owned by George Coates, sailing at the 2008 event...* The William Fife designed Yachts return to the birthplace of these historic yachts, the Scotland's pre-eminent yacht designer and builder for the 4th Fife Regatta on the Clyde 28th June-5th July 2013.. .**FREE EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING USE IN CONNECTION WITH FIFE REGATTA 2013**..More information is available on the website: www.fiferegatta.com .
Mandatory Credit: Marc Turner/ PFM Pictures'The Gaff rigged fleet off Inchmarnock. MARIETTE, 1915, Gaff Schooner and THE LADY ANNE, 1912, a 15 metre, formerly owned by George Coates, sailing at the 2008 event...* The William Fife designed Yachts return to the birthplace of these historic yachts, the Scotland's pre-eminent yacht designer and builder for the 4th Fife Regatta on the Clyde 28th June-5th July 2013.. .**FREE EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING USE IN CONNECTION WITH FIFE REGATTA 2013**..More information is available on the website: www.fiferegatta.com .

Twenty of the world’s most beautiful yachts will descend on Rothesay Bay in three weeks’ time as the prestigious Fife Regatta returns to the Clyde.

Among the yachts taking part in this year’s event will be the 86-foot Astor, which will be brought from California to Scotland for the five-yearly event.

The 2013 regatta runs from June 28 to July 5 and will be based at the Largs Yacht Haven- just two miles north of the Fife boat yard at Fairlie where many of the yachts were built.

For admirers on Bute of these beautiful yachts, the important diary date is Sunday, June 30, when the fleet will race from Largs to Rothesay before overnighting in Rothesay Bay.

The 2013 regatta will also feature the 126-year-old Ayrshire Lass and the last yacht built by William Fife III at the Fairlie yard in 1938, Solway Maid.