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Something for the Weekend

8th, 9th and 10th June

The Poole Harbour Boat Show is running from Friday 8th to 10th of June. The three-day free-entry show, now in its fourth year, is set to be an ‘extravaganza’ that will transform Poole Quay and showcase motorboats, tall ships, marine equipment, watersports gear and clothing. Running in association with Sunseeker, the event is organised by the Poole Harbour Commissioners and will occupy the waterfront at Poole Quay and marina pontoons at Poole Quay Boat Haven. There will be a full programme of entertainment on offer, including live music on the ‘Sunseeker Sessions’ stage, ‘Try a Boat’ taster sessions and on-the-water demonstrations. The show opening day (Friday) will be concluding with a firework display, starting at dusk. Claimed to be the ‘biggest ever free boat show on the south coast’, it attracted an estimated 30,000 visitors in 2017. Exhibitors include the RNLI, Yamaha and Raymarine, with motorboats on display from Offshore Powerboats, Princess, Ideal Boat, Bates Wharf, TBS Boats and Clipper Marine, including the new Nimbus W9. The show will open 10am-6pm on Friday 8th-Sunday 10th June. For further details visit

Burton Waters is holding its first Boating Festival this Saturday. Held the Burton Waters Marina in Lincoln, the event will take place between 12 midday and 5pm and will offer a programme of events, such as a rowing competition, marina boat trips, live music, a lifejacket clinic, a boat jumble, rope tying, a man overboard demo and a charity raffle. There will also be stalls selling food , marine equipment and services, including the RYA, RNLI, Yamaha and the Burton Waters Boat Club. There will also be a selection of new and used boats to browse. For more details visit the festival page on the website.

If you are looking for boating bits, it is the Arun Boat Jumble this Sunday. The event, opening at 10am, is being held along Beach Road at the Sussex harbour of Littlehampton. Adult admission is £2.50 and accompanied children are free.

Have a lovely weekend.

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