The Fife Regatta – Altair 1931 Schooner amongst spectator craft. Image: Marc Turner PFM Pictures
Originating in 1998, The Fife Regatta now invites the prestigious Fife designed classic yachts back to their birthplace in Fairlie on the Clyde, Scotland.
The fifth edition of the Fife Regatta will take place from the 4 – 11 of June 2020, sailing around historic venues on the Clyde, starting and finishing in Largs.
Spanning the Victorian era through to WWII, William Fife ran his yard in Fairlie, Scotland, becoming an artisan of yacht design. The signature Dragon and Wheatsheaf emblem engraved in the bow of Fife’s yachts is symbolic of the level of craftsmanship in each bespoke creation.
The shared passion and enthusiasm for Fife yachts among owners and volunteers from the local coastal communities has enabled this pilgrimage of classic yachts to return to their birthplace. The Fife Regatta is a homecoming for both the yachts and their owners and will celebrate heritage and culture, the outstanding food and drink, and the natural environment of Scotland.
Fife yachts continue to attract attention worldwide with exacting restoration projects rekindling the sheer pleasure of sailing such elegant crafts. The enduring elegance of the classic yachts provide a moving insight into Scotland’s proud marine heritage.
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