The Isle of Man has a rich sporting calibre. From diving off the coast through to the Easter Festival of Running there is plenty of events for sports people of all levels to find a challenge. But what do you do if you want something a little more fun and light hearted for your sporting challenge?
Enter the annual World Tin Bath Championships. Held in Middle Harbour in Castletown this event is, as it sounds, a race around the harbour in strictly regulated tin baths, some of which may be less than seaworthy. Organised by the Castletown Real Ale Drinkers Society the race was started in 1971 and all the money raised by the event goes to local charities.
Over 100 entrants attempt the 400m course each year including visitors from around the world. In addition to the main race there is plenty else to do on the day including the "Snake Race" around the harbour and attempts at human-powered flight to watch, making it an ideal day out for the family.
While in Castletown, the ancient capital of the Isle of Man, you can also take in some of the more traditional Manx Heritage locations such as Castle Rushen, or even hop on the Victorian Heritage Steam Railway to explore some more of the Island.
The World Tin Bath Championships will take place Saturday 6th July 2019.
Further information can be found on the World Tin Bath Championships website.