Poole Afloat: try a boat or investigate the latest products

For any South Coast sailors or boaters not involved in the Round the Island race this Saturday, why not head down to Poole Quay for the 10th annual free boating festival and watersports event, Poole Afloat.

Organised by the British Marine Federation (BMF) Wessex, visitors will be able to discover the thrills of the open water, investigate the latest in marine products and take in the atmosphere of a fine weekend by the harbour.

Event organiser, James Sydenham said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating our 10th anniversary and really feel the event has grown to be a part of Poole’s culture. With a selection of the latest RIBs, powerboats and yachts in full view, the event gives a variety of people an excuse to have fun with boating on a number of levels.”

For its second consecutive year, the ‘Harry Paye Charity Fun Day’ will run in line with Poole Afloat, celebrating Poole’s very own famous pirate Harry Paye. The event will feature a host of sailing entertainment and pays homage to the brave town protector who took revenge on the French and Spanish who attacked Poole over 600 years ago.

Doors open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday.
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