Stromness Regatta

Most of you will be aware that the weather forecast for 17 July is for strong winds and we are therefore unable to go ahead with Stromness Regatta.  At  the moment we are treating the Regatta as postponed rather than cancelled and are investigating other options.  Unfortunately, just putting it back until this 18 July is not going to be possible.  Please look out for further information in about a week's time when we have had a chance to explore alternatives.  It would be a shame not to be able to enjoy the generous sponsorship from Highland Park .  In the meantime, we are sorry to disappoint those who were hoping to compete tomorrow and thank those who had agreed to give up their time to help to run the event.


As this is an 'organised' event, we are required to take names and contact numbers for everyone involved in the event whether sailing or carrying out supporting roles and to keep that information for 21 days.  In relation to this and other COVID-19 Protection guidance measures for the event please follow this link and please help us by complying with the guidelines:

COVID-19 Prevention

Key points to note about the Regatta generally are:

  • 09:00 Registration in blue cabin, please wear face covering
  • 09:30 Briefing
  • 11:00 First race immediately after ferry departs
  • Two races back-to-back
    • Race 1:  Yachts, Yoles, Snipes, Mixed Centreboards, Catamarans
    • Race 2:  Yachts, Yoles, Allcomer Dinghies, Catamarans
  • Entry fee - £10 per boat plus £5 per person, exact money please, no change given
  • No changing facilities
  • Toilets open but not to be used for changing
  • Bring your own snack, no food being provided
  • Water/soft drinks available after sailing
  • Prizegiving with Highland Park prizes outside by the slip
  • Names of sailors and helpers in draw for Highland Park prize
  • For queries please email stromnesssc@gmail.com

Please follow the link below for the Sailing Instructions, Course Chart, Regatta Starting Sequence (including reminder of flags) and Order of Starts.  Please print off a copy of anything you need as no printed copies will be available on the Day.  Also, mainly for the yachts, the approximate position of the course buoys can be found by following the second link below.

Sailing Instructions
Course Chart (course to be sailed will be given at the briefing)
Regatta Starting Sequence (including flags)
Order of Starts 
Buoy GPS Positions

Tides:   Low Water 09:32 BST 0.7m,  High Water 15:50 BST 2.9m


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