No-can-do Norrie, I`m off to Whitehaven Maritime Festival in Cumbria this week-end with RO5. Be sure and post pics of the Greenock do. Re Loch Insh , it isn't really a regatta as such. The Cairngorm Model Flying Club are having our 22nd annual seaplane splash-in that weekend (8th-9th Sept) and we would like to incorporate model boats. We thought the Springer phenomena would be entertaining for public. However all type of model boats would be welcolme. We also thought about making it a Springer only event just to be unique. The Tarlair boys and girls came one year with a great selection of their models. If you feel like mucking in and giving us novices a hand to organise something please get in touch. Tugging,docking and polo match was about the only thing we have thought of so far. The little lagoon pictured in other post is available plus the open loch to the south ,away from flying area. Maybe we can get togther soon and have a natter about possibilities. Spread the word in model boating circles and let us have feed-back. Plenty of caravan & camping sites, B&Bs, Bunkhouses,Hotels,and the Loch Insh facilities are great with bar, restuarant and accomodation. Springers only would be our first choice just to keep it from intruding into the established boat event calendar. Fun is our aim. Good Luck at Greenock.