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Something for the Weekend

30th and 31st August

It’s the Essex Boat Jumble this Sunday at Battlesbridge (SS11 7RF). Entrance is £4.00, with free car parking. We’ll be there, looking for bits for our £1k project so do stop us and say hello. More info

The Bournemouth Air Festival kicked off yesterday and runs right through until Sunday. Anchor up in the bay and watch displays by the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, XH588 Avro Vulcan plus lots more historic and modern aircraft. The weather is looking better for a Sunday visit at this time, with lighter winds, but keep an eye on those synoptics. More info

There is a free entry boat jumble at Whitehaven Marina (CA28 7HS) as part of their Open Day on Saturday. There is also free car parking and even a free berth for the night for those coming by boat. More info

If you are in or around Cowes on Saturday night, the Cowes Classic Powerboat Rally will be in town. Not really a spectator event per se, but I bet there will be some lovely looking craft to admire. More info 

On the Thames at Phyllis Court, Henley (RG9 2HT) on Saturday there is the Henley Regatta for the Disabled. Entrance fee is £4, with lots of activities including fully accessible trips on the river. More info 

The Rye Maritime Festival is being held on Sunday at Strand Quay (TN31 7DB). Celebrate Rye’s nautical heritage with a  day packed full of entertainment and colour. More info 

The Bursledon Regatta is being held this weekend at Elephant Boatyard, on the River Hamble (SO31 8DN). There are swimming and dinghy races on Saturday with no requirement to sign up, so just turn up in your Speedos. More info

The Dartmouth Royal Regatta finishes on Saturday with a firework display on a barge in the River Dart. Other events scheduled for the last day include a steamboat rally, and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. More info

There is a whole host of events happening on the inland waterways this weekend. There is a Saturday morning BBQ at the Claverton Pumping Station (BA2 7BH) More info, Trips through the Standedge Tunnel (HD7 6NQ) on Saturday More info, an Open Day at Tees Barrage (TS17 6QA) on Saturday More info, a Festival at the Over Canal (GL2 8DB) on Saturday and Sunday More info, and a Canal and Music Festival at Bridgehouse, West Yorkshire, also on both days. More info. On Sunday there is an Open Day at Newark Dry Dock (NG24 4TT) More info, and a Model Boat Club Regatta and Fun Day at Ellesmere Port (CH65 4FW) More info. Have a great weekend. 

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