Queenie Festival Provides A Royal Opportunity In Isle Of Man

Queenie Festival Provides A Royal Opportunity In Isle Of Man

The Isle of Man holds a series of ocean swims during its Queenie Festival, an annual event that celebrates one of the local seafood, the Queen Scallop, or as it’s more commonly known on the Isle of Man, the Queenie.

Scallop Shell Swims organizer Mark Gorry, an accomplished adventurer himself, explains about the 3 races between 0.5 – 1.6 km that can be swum with or without wetsuits:

The idea behind the swims is to encourage people to have a go at swimming in our idyllic bays, from club swimmers and triathletes to anyone who has ever looked out across the sea on a sunny afternoon and thought it looked inviting, but just needs a little encouragement. The weekday events are set in the evening to allow people to come down after work, while the final event is on the Sunday afternoon of the Tynwald bank holiday weekend, with beach-based fun events as well. We’re also interested in encouraging those who fancy a new challenge, and are more than happy if people want to take part to raise funds for local charities.”

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