Something for the weekend
26th & 27th July
Tomorrow there is the much awaited ‘Boat Gathering’ on the River Medway at Maidstone. The waterfront is already amassing with motorboats from the Medway and beyond. Expect colourful bunting and whole lot of fun. For updates on the event visit the River Medway Boaters facebook page.
In Scotland tomorrow the Commonwealth Flotilla will set sail for the town of Glasgow, to mark the celebrations for the Commonwealth Games. Over 250 boats are taking part including 41 motorboats. You can track their progress online via a live map.
On Sunday the Essex town Leigh-on-Sea will be hosting its first Maritime Festival. The event is centered in the old town part of Leigh and there will be a variety of vessels on display, plus stalls and activities throughout the day. The festival starts at 11am and it’s free to enter. Please note Old Leigh High Street will be closed to traffic and parking will be available at Leigh Station from 10am, £2.20 for the day. For more information visit the website
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