This weekend sees the second Dalriada Festival Rowing Regatta being held in Glenarm on the Antrim Coast.
A mixed crew from Royal West is leaving with Birdie Bowers on Friday morning and catching the ferry from Cairnryan at 13:30. Travel to and from the event on the ferry is being provided free of charge by P&O Irish Sea. There are also crews from Maybole, North Berwick, Port Seton, Portobello and Anstruther travelling over.
The main race of the day on Saturday is the Dalriada Challenge Race over approx 6km in or near Glenarm Bay. This is a processional race with the first boat setting off at 11:00 and one boat every minute after that. This is followed by a series of sprint races during the afternoon over an 800m course round bouys. These races will contain up to 10 boats at a time.
The weekend is rounded off on Saturday night with a parade through the streets of Glenarm down to the harbour where there will be a BBQ, music and fireworks. There will be a full report on the website next week.