Something for the Weekend
10th & 11th September
In London's St Katharine Docks this weekend it is the Classic Boat Festival. The free event will be open 11am - 5pm and will be a celebration of classic boats, with opportunities to chat to the skippers and even get on board. There will also be a gallery exhibition by the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, food and river related stalls and live music kicking off at 1pm.
The Henley Show takes place this weekend. The 2-day event, now its 125 year, is a melting pot of tradtions and focuses on the leisure, equine and farming industry, offering a multitude of exhibitors, including River Thames boat dealer, Val Wyatt Marine, who will be taking along its Interboat 22 Xplorer open boat. Attractions include a Sheepdog Trial and a Ploughing Match. The show will take place directly off the Henley Road opposite the Henley Business School, which is close to Hambledon Lock and Marina (20 minute walk along a busy road). Tickets are £15 for adults and concessions are £10.
Looking for a boating bargain? It’s the Devon Boat Jumble this Saturday, which will be held at the Newton Abbot Racecourse (TQ12 3AF). The event opens at 10am and entry is £3.50 for adults (accompanied children free) with free car parking available.
Next weekend is the big one, the 10-day Southampton Boat Show. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet Motorboat Owner readers can get reduced entry on any day, including preview day, by clicking HERE and quoting EPTOVLCZ6S. You can find out more information about the show at www.southamptonboatshow.com. See you there - Motorboat Owner stand BO81
Image - Classic Boat Festival at St Katharine Docks
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