Something for the Weekend
20th & 21st January
This Saturday in Essex it is the Maldon Little Ship Club Sponsored Row in aid of the RNLI. This 50-craft ‘rowing spectacular’ will take place over high water, will start from the Viking Saga cruise jetty and best viewed from Maldon’s Promenade Park. Traditional large four man rowing gigs will be racing, as well as participants will be on stand up paddleboards, kayaks and dinghies, with many crews in fancy dress. The West Mersea lifeboat and the steam launch Sea Otter will also be present at the event. The action starts at 1:30pm (HW is 14:44). Maldon is also the focus of our next Desitination Guide in the February issue, out 31st Jan.
The massive German boat show, Boot Duesseldorf will be kicking off on Saturday the 20th. The 9-day show finishes on the 28th of Feb and will occupying 17 halls at the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre. Tickets are available online at €18 (€24 on the door) for adults, €11(€12 on the door) for seniors and €7 for kids aged 7-12. Many recognised brands will be exhibiting there, from the UK and worldwide, including Broom Boats, Fairline, Princess, Sargo Boats and Bayliner. Bayliner in particular will be unveiling its new Ciera 10 sportscruiser model. The show will also see the prize giving for the European Powerboat of the Year, which includes nominees such as the Fairline Targa 63 GTO, Sealine C430, Bayliner VR5 Cuddy and Jeanneau NC33. Regular flights are available from many major UK airports and from London airports flights start at £112 return for the day. For more details visit the show website.
Finally, non boat-related but for those adventurous types, the Adventure Travel Show takes place at London Olympia this weekend. For details visit the website.
With snow in the forecast for Sunday it’s going to be a chilly and unfortunately wet weekend for most, so if you are heading out, be sure to wrap up warm and take a brolly/foulies.
Have a great weekend
Photo: Boot Duesseldorf
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