Nine days of sailing and fun get underway at Bassenthwaite this morning, for the annual regatta.
The event attracts hundreds of campers, and always provides spectacular sights of the fleets in sail.
Last year's regatta was hit by high winds, but still drew plenty of people.
Around 50 young sailors have been taking part in a special youth training academy in Lochmaben.
Sailors from all over Scotland were given top tuition from some of the country's best coaches at Annandale Sailing Club.
Tim Ellis from the Royal Yachting Association Scotland, and Commodore of the Annandale Sailing Club, Stewart Mitchell, explain why sailing is such a fun sport to get involved in:
The Royal Yacht Association Scotland have been touring various clubs around the country to pass on their skills and knowledge, and encourage more people into the sport.
Around 40 children from Dumfries and Galloway are taking part in a special young sailors academy in Lochmaben.
The training session is being run by Annandale Sailing Club and will play host to some of the country's top coaches.
There are between 40 and 50 boats expected on the water, with the action starting around 11am.
Organisers of the inaugural "Nithraid" boat race in Dumfries and Galloway have created a statue of a cow, made out of salt, for the finish line of the race.
Fourteen sail boats negotiate the 10-mile route between Carsethorn and Whitesands by any means possible, but without engines. When they arrive at Whitesands, the salt cow will be lowered into the River Nith.
The event has been organised as part of the Environmental Art Festival Scotland, by The Stove artists' collective.
The cow represents the trading goods that would have once been brought in and out of the area.