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Calendar of maritime festivals, raids, classic boat meetings

List was last updated April 2015. (Sorry, it's not just natural laziness, I've been very busy getting a new business launched!)

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Sailboats, rowboats, kayaks, nautical craftsmen and artists, flags and bunting, varnished wood, polished brass, sea shanties, jazz bands, food and drink. We love friendly, welcoming events with a wide range of interesting boats and activities for different budgets and ages.

Some of these are village events, some are international, but they're mostly put on by friendly people who like wooden boats and maritime crafts. We have also listed a few big-money races where the skippers aren't kidding around but there's plenty of spectacle (the start and finish lines, the diamond necklaces, the supermodels, and the Ferraris in the car park).

2015 listings (last updated April 2015) in date order:
Kayaks and raid boats Round Florida

Ultimate Florida

2015 dates?
Wooden boats Hobart, Tasmania Australian Wooden Boat Festival, www.australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au 06-09 February 2015
Wooden boats Launceston, Tasmania

Wooden Boat Rally
Launceston Seaport

2015 dates?
Wooden boats Goolwa South Australian Wooden Boat Festival
21-22 February 2015
Kayaks, boats, yachts Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand NZ Antique & Classic Boat Show
05-06 March 2016
Small boats Florida, USA Everglades Challenge marathon www.watertribe.com From 07 March 2015
Wooden boats Geelong, Australia

WJM Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong

2015 dates?
Yachts and stories Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia Queenscliffe Museum Maritime Weekend
2015 dates?
Tall ships Netherlands Race of the Classics, www.rotc.nl 29 March-05 April 2015
Classic yachts French West Indies Les Voiles de St Barth, www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com 13-18 April 2015
Classic yachts Antigua Antigua Classics Week, www.antiguaclassics.com 2015 dates?
Wooden boats Oregon, USA Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Festival, www.depoebaychamber.org 18-19 April 2015
Classic boats Florida, USA Appalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show, www.antiqueboatshow.org 18 April 2015
Classic yachts Marseille, France Calanque Classic, www.yachting-club-calanques-cassis.com Next date?
Classic boats and ships Brittany, France Semaine de la Golfe du Morbihan, www.semainedugolfe.asso.fr 11-17 May 2015
Sail and oar raid boats Goes across Scotland The Scottish Raid / Great Glen Raid, www.sailcaledonia.org 23 -30 May 2015
Classic yachts Ajaccio, Corsica Régates Impériales, www.regates-imperiales.com 25-30 May 2015
Classic yachts Neustadt, Germany Max Oertz Regatta, www.max-oertz-regatta.de 29-31 May 2015
Tall ships Ostend, Belgium Oostende voor Anker, www.oostendevooranker.be 28-31 May 2015
Yacht race Stockholm Sjögårdsregattan Classic Yacht Race
Various dates
Classic boats

Various, Italian lakes and coast

ASDEC (Italian classic boat society), www.asdec.it Next dates?
Classic yachts Cremyll, SW England Classic Keelboat Regatta
Next dates?
Tall ships River Seine at Rouen, France Armada de Rouen
06-16 June 2019
Small boats Reading, England Beale Park Boat Show
05-07 June 2015
Classic boats and ships Milford Haven, Wales Seafair Haven
2015 dates?
Sail and oar raid boats Venice / Venezia


2015 dates?
Classic boats Porquerolles, France Porquerolles Classique, www.porquerolles.com 2015 dates?
Classic yachts Flensburg, Germany Robbe & Berking Classic Week, www.classic-week.de 2015 dates?
Classic yachts Marseille, France Les Voiles du Vieux Port, www.lesvoilesduvieuxport.com

18-21 June 2015

Small boats Baltimore, USA

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Antique & Classic Boat Festival, www.cbmm.org or www.chesapeakebayacbs.org

19-21 June 2015
Classic and other boats South Haven, USA Michigan Maritime Museum / TSCA Classic Boat Show & Small Craft Festival, www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org or www.tsca.net 20 June 2015
Wooden boats Mystic Seaport, USA WoodenBoat Show, www.thewoodenboatshow.com 26-28 June 2015
Traditional boats Portsoy, Scotland

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

04-05 July 2015
Classic boats, tall ships Eight festivals around the Baltic Baltic Classic Circuit
Many dates
Classic boats

Various, Italian lakes and coast

ASDEC (Italian classic boat society), www.asdec.it Many dates
Wooden boats Seattle Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, www.cwb.org 03-05 July 2015
Classic Yachts Hanko, Finland Hanko Regatta
03-05 July 2015
Classic yachts Barcelona Vela Clasica PUIG, www.barcelonavelaclasica.com 15-18 July 2015
Classic boats & ships Brest, France Brest Maritime Festival (every 4 years)
13-19 July 2016
Classic and other boats Loviisa, Finland Loviisa Small Ships Race
2015 dates?
Traditional river boats Henley-on-Thames, England Thames Traditional Boat Rally
18-19 July 2015
Classic and other boats Douarnenez, France Temps Fête Douarnenez
on Facebook
Next in 2016?
Classic boats Brest, France Brest Classic Week, www.brestclassicweek.com Next in 2016?
Sail and oar raid boats Silva Bay, British Columbia Shipyard Raid, www.shipyardraid.ca Defunct?
Wooden boats Philadelphia, USA Classic and Antique Boat Show, Independence Seaport Museum
Next dates?
Small boats Brooklin, Maine Small Reach Regatta 22-26 July 2015
Classic yachts and boats Plymouth, England Sutton Harbour Plymouth Classic Boat Rally
24-27 July 2015
Classic yachts and boats Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, USA Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous
25-26 July ...2015?
Small boats Vancouver Island

Cowichan Bay Boat Festival

31 July- 02 August 2015?
Classic boats, tall ships Eight festivals around the Baltic Baltic Sail, www.balticsail.info Please check their website
Classic boats

Various, Italian lakes and coast

ASDEC (Italian classic boat society), www.asdec.it Many dates
Raid boats Hanko Archipelago Raid Finland Next dates?
Classic and other boats Nova Scotia Mahone Bay Regatta 2015 dates?
Classic yachts Brooklin, Maine Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, www.erregatta.com 1 August 2015
Wooden boats Risor, Norway Risør Trebåtfestival, www.trebatfestivalen.no 06-08 Aug 2015
Classic yachts Svendborg, Denmark Svendborg Classic Regatta, www.classicregatta.dk 06-08 Aug 2015
Classic boats Paimpol, France Paimpol Festival du Chant de Marin 14-16 Aug 2015
Yachts, boats Falmouth, England Falmouth Week,
www.pofsa.co.uk or www.falmouthweek.co.uk
07-16 Aug 2015
Sail and oar raid boats Sweden& Finland Archipelago Raid, www.archipelagoraid.com Defunct?
Classic boats Montreal Festival du Bateau Classique / Classic Boat Festival, www.fbcmontreal.com Defunct?
Wooden boats Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival,

27-30 August 2015
Wooden boats Salem, Massachusetts

Antique & Classic Boat Festival

22-23 Aug 2015
Classic and other boats Dartmouth, England Dartmouth Regatta, www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk 27-29 Aug 2015
Classic and other boats, jazz Nantes, France Erdre Regatta, www.rendezvouserdre.com 27-30 August 2015
Classic yachts Schwering, Germany Holzbootregatta Schwerin, www.segeln-in-schwerin.de 2015 dates?
Fishing schooners Gloucester, Massachusetts Gloucester Schooner Festival 04 Sept 2015?
Sail and oar raid boats Plymouth Sound Raid England
07-11 Sept 2015
Classic and other boats Port Townsend, Washington, USA Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Northwest Maritime Center 11-13 September 2015
Wooden boat area of major show La Rochelle, France Village bois du Grand Pavois, www.villagebois.fr 16-21 September 2015
River boats, large and small River Loire at Orléans, France Festival de Loire
23-27 Sept 2015
Small boats Baltimore, USA Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, www.cbmm.org/mascf/ 03-04 October 2015
Wooden boats Philadelphia, USA Old City Seaport Festival,
2015 dates?
Wooden boats Melbourne Melbourne Woodenboat Festival
2015 dates?






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