The Poole Harbour Boat Show 2017, in association with Sunseeker, is currently underway and it runs until Sunday, May 21.
In addition to more than 200 exhibitors, Royal Navy and Border Force vessels, four tall ships and the Sunseeker Sessions live music stage, there is an impressive line-up of on-water activities which includes:
- Taster sessions: For those who want to see which water sport suits them best, there will be taster sessions on Saturday and Sunday for ocean-going rowing, paddleboarding, dinghy and cruiser sailing. These will be provided by Shoreseeker Challenge, the Watersports Academy and Poole Yachting Association respectively.
- Racing: Visitors to the show will also be able to see dinghy and yacht racing, together with junior RIB slalom racing on Saturday and Sunday.
- Demonstrations: The RNLI, Border Force and Poole Harbour Commissioners will be putting on fascinating demonstrations which show what their work involves on a day to day basis. In addition, there will be an exhilarating display of flyboarding every afternoon. Attached to a jet ski, the flyboard can send the rider up to 10-metres in the air.
- Firework Display: Last night families enjoyed the stunning Friday-night firework display which celebrates the opening of the show. Sponsored by Sibbett Gregory, a local commercial property consultancy, it’s always a popular event, and this year was no different.
Jim Stewart, Chief Executive of Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) commented: “We have more than 25 on-water activities this year – which will give visitors to the show a fantastic chance to have a go at a new sport, watch the racing or find out how organisations such as the RNLI train and work.”
Getting to the show couldn’t be easier as on Saturday and Sunday, PHC will be providing car parking with the Port for just £5 per day and from here visitors can use the free passenger boat service to get to Town Quay and the Poole Quay Boat Haven.
Poole Harbour Boat Show is open between 10am to 18:00 on 19-21 May 2017. For more information, go to Pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk