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There’s just one week until the start of the Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, which runs from 19-21 May.

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 ten metres in the air.
  • Firework Display:  The stunning Friday-night firework display celebrates the opening of the show.  Sponsored by Sibbett Gregory, a local commercial property consultancy, it’s always a popular event.  Start time is 21:30 on 19 May.

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.  And, once again, we’re expecting a large crowd on Town Quay for the Friday night firework display.”

Getting to the show couldn’t be easier.  On Saturday and Sunday, PHC will be providing car parking with the Port for just £5 per day.  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 10:00 to 18:00 on 19-21 May 2017.  Further details:  pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk.

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