The Heir Island Regatta is an annual fixture on the West Cork sailing calendar and gives visitors a great chance to see sailing skills in use.

The regatta is based at Heir Island Sailing School with the racing taking place within the sheltered waters of Roaringwater Bay. Across all ages, competition on the water is keen, but regatta day is not just about sailing — it is traditionally a day when people come to the island from the surrounding area to watch the action on the water, enjoy a picnic on the beach and join in the BBQ and festive atmosphere on shore.

A number of different types of yacht take part including the local Heir Island Sloops and Heir Island Lobster Boats in addition to smaller sailing boats and dinghies. A kayak race takes place from the shore.

Proceeds raised on the day go to the Baltimore Lifeboat, Air Ambulance, the Heir Island Community Council & Kilcoe NS ASD Class (€2,378.24 in 2019).

The date for the next Heir Island Regatta will be announced in due time.

*Please call 0871488127 to confirm date. Forecast may dictate that we postpone/cancel.


13:30 – Registration at Roaring Water Lodge (Pink House)

14:00 – Skipper’s Briefing (Attendance Required)

14:30 – Provisional Race Start *Weather Permitting

Prize Giving and BBQ will follow races

ENTRY FEE (payable at Briefing)

The following classes are invited to race:

Heir Island Lobster Boats – €20
Heir Island Sloops – €20
Mixed Fleet – €20
Topaz Dinghies – €10

Entry fee payable on registration
All participants do so entirely at their own risk

All food, beverages and prizes have been very kindly sponsored.