Kip Regatta part of Meliora Festival

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May

Kip Regatta 2022 is delighted to be part of Inverclyde’s ‘Meliora Festival’, a series of events providing an opportunity for communities to socialise and reconnect with others during the summer which started with Gourock’s Highland Games on Sunday 8 May and continues with Kip Regatta, the British Pipe Band Championships, Inverclyde Warrior 5k outdoor obstacle course, the Comet Festival, and a host of other events through till the end of June.

For a full list of events during the Meliora Festival visit

The 2022 Kip Regatta, the first ‘Major’ regatta of the Scottish sailing season, takes to the River Clyde on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th of May from Kip Marina and has race classes for IRC, CYCA and the usual array of one designs – Sigma 33, Sonata, Etchells and 707’s etc., and a dedicated Sports Boats section.

Shore side The Chartroom Restaurant & Bar plays host to the après sail events with the legendary Shore Party on the Saturday night featuring live music from the amazing ‘Jimallywhy’ and features craft beers from Stewart Brewing. For the early riser Café Riva also provides great breakfasts and pre-ordered lunch packs for hungry sailors throughout the weekend!

On Sunday, The Chartroom is the venue for the prestigious prize giving ceremony when the successful skippers and crews are recognised and rewarded with the iconic RWYC silverware and an array of other prizes courtesy of the sponsors!

For race entrants Kip Marina is providing special packages for hoisting, berthing and storage for boats both prior to and after the event and full details will be available with the Notice of Race and Entry Forms available from

For those who would like to get involved in Kip Regatta for the first time please contact Cheryl for details on 01475 521485 or email