THE PRESTIGIOUS classic Fife yachts will be making a welcome return to the Clyde in 2020, Year of Coasts and Waters.

Last seen in their home waters off Fairlie in 2013, it was deemed fitting to stage the fifth event during VisitScotland’s specially themed Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.

The Fife Regatta will take place from 4-12 June 2020, starting and finishing in Largs and sailing to various venues around the Clyde.

With only a handful of Fife’s remaining in Scotland the majority of the yachts will make a homecoming journey from the Mediterranean back to their birthplace at Fairlie to celebrate the heritage and craftsmanship of the Fife boatyard at the end of the 19th century.