King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta
The sun sparkles as it hits the water, and although the canoe wobbles a bit as you get in, an instructor’s on hand reassuring you and giving you all the tips you need to stay dry. A family pootles past in some floating bath tubs, and some whooping from across the water tells you your friends have got the hang of the catamaran. The ducks look worried.
The best thing about King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta is that it’s all about joining in and having fun, getting out on the water and having a go at something you never thought you’d try.
With low-cost ‘starter sessions’ in many different kind of boats and craft, all with qualified instructors, it’s a great opportunity to discover the watersport you never knew you loved.
Two days of getting out on the water
On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July 2016, hundreds of people will be taking part in low-cost watersport and activity sessions as part of the regatta, so bring your beach shoes and a spare pair of socks and join in!
All water activity sessions are provided by local outdoor providers and will include canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, sailing dinghies, a catamaran and a Viking long-boat. There will also be dragon-boat races to raise funds for the National Trust.