ANTICIPATION is building for the Pelle P Kip Regatta which takes to the water on the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May from Kip Marina in Inverclyde.

Several boats are already undergoing full ‘race-prep’ having arrived at Kip from the east coast, with other transporters scheduled to deliver boats from all corners of the UK in time for the regatta which is the first ‘major’ of the Scottish sailing season.

New entry enquiries are also being received from further south, with skippers considering racing in Scotland for the first time, citing the continued uncertainty around Brexit as a reason to head across the border and wanting to ‘do the West Coast’ with the chance to enjoy the spectacular racing waters on offer here, rather than confine themselves to the more crowded sea lanes they normally ply.