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Clinker plans and boatbuilding

A traditional boat festival at Queenborough

I missed the publicity for this do – but thankfully Nick Ardley was there. Maybe I’ll get along next time.

Here’s his report!

Ditch-crawler has a wonderful time at Queenborough Harbour Trust Traditional Boat Festival

Don’t forget Bridlington’s Coblefest this weekend!

Don’t forget Bridlington’s Coblefest this weekend – the 13-14th August!

The Harbour Heritage Museum will be the headquarters for the festival and the boats due to be there are: Grace, Two Brothers, Morning Harvest, Madelene Isabella, Imperialist, Free Spirit, Mavis, Granby, Christina, Three Brothers, Gratitude and Misnomer.

Meanwhile, here are a few pics of sailing cobles in action to whet your interest… What fine looking boats they are.

For an earlier post about this event, click here.

Faversham Nautical Festival fun in the sun…


Well, it was everything you’d expect, with boats, music, stalls and people, and what’s more the sun came out! Well done, the folks of Faversham!