THERE is sure to be fun on and off the water in Brightlingsea as the town hosts a pair of nautical events over the weekend.

The yacht club open day and regatta and boat show will be held over this weekend, May 31 to June 1.

There will also be a blessing of the water ceremony with deputy port mayor Roger Tabor and Lord warden and admiral of the cinque ports Michael Boyce at 2.15pm on Sunday on the waterfront.

The ritual ensures the rights of the people of Brightlingsea to use the water at their liberty.