The Skiffie World Championships brought up to £4million pounds to the local economy following its success in July, according to an independent economic impact study.
Teams from countries around the globe flocked to the Scottish coastal town of Stranraer in July to take part in competition. Participants from Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Tasmania and the USAmade up some of the 30,000 visitors.
Special guests also included HRH The Princess Royal and Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop.
The study- Carried out by Stirling firm MKA Economics- analysed data provided by competitors and their supporters, spectating visitors, traders and local businesses.
It was concluded that the net additional economic impact to the local area was between £3.5million and £4million.
Visitors and competitors were also asked about the potential of Loch Ryan for water based activity development, its strengths and weaknesses compared to other water sport locations.
Participants said that Stranraer and Loch Ryan have tremendous potential to become a permanent location for water sport activities.
The local hospitality services and visitor were also praised, having been described as "safe, secure, sheltered and clean."
In terms of improvements, competitors highlighted the need for better water sports infrastructures such as pontoons and launches into the loch.