Since 1951 Plateliai Yacht Club organizes yacht sailing contest of which the most popular is “Plateliai Yacht sailing Regatta”. Regatta was started in 1987 and since then it attracts the majority of enthusiasts. This event arouses extreme emotions not only for participants, but also for the visitors, because yachting is one of the sports during which the sportsmen face with natural forces, wind, waves and storms. Yachting includes several stages on different days.