Durgan Regatta celebrates its 25th anniversary later this month with an afternoon of racing and entertainment on and in the water.

The starter’s gun will fire at 1pm on Sunday, August 25, for the open handicap dinghy sailing class, followed by a packed schedule of rowing, swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding events for all ages.

“For such a small village, Durgan puts on a great show with its annual regatta on the beach,” said committee member Andrea Oakes.

“This 25th year event promises to be extra special. We’re hoping that locals and visitors will join us for a spectacular afternoon of fun and games – and help us smash our fund-raising record in the process. It’s the perfect Bank Holiday weekend outing.”

Last year, the Durgan Regatta committee donated £4,000 to the RNLI and local causes, ranging from Coast Medic and the Flicka Foundation donkey sanctuary to the Invictus Trust, a charity providing support for teenagers with mental health issues.

Teams will then battle it out in a novelty race, before the highlight of the regatta – the Land and Sea running and rowing challenge.

There will be plenty more to do ashore at this family-friendly event.

Children’s beach games this year include a buried treasure hunt and fun races, along with a sandcastle-building contest with prizes for the most imaginative creations. Visitors can buy regatta merchandise and fresh home produce, while refreshments include a barbecue and delicious home-made cakes. Fantastic prizes await lucky raffle winners, along with a visit from the RNLI inshore lifeboat.