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Boat Shows and Regattas
Name of Show Venue Dates Website London Boat Show ExCel, London 6-15 January 2017 http://londonboatshow.com/ RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show Alexandra Palace 4-5 March 2017 http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/dinghy-show/ IWA Canalway Cavalcade Little Venice, London 29 April-1 May 2017 https://www.waterways.org.uk/cavalcade Jersey Boat Show St Helier Marina 29 April-1 May 2017 http://www.jerseyboatshow.com/ Windermere Boat Show Lake District 12-14 May 2017 https://windermereboatshow.com/ Poole Harbour Boat Show Poole, Dorset 19-21 May 2017 http://www.pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk/ Rickmansworth Festival Rickmansworth, London 20-21 May 2017 http://www.rwt.org.uk/festival Crick Boat Show Crick Marina, Daventry, Northants 27-29 May 2017 http://www.crickboatshow.com/ Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show Lower Basildon, Reading, Berks 2-4 June 2017 info@bealeparkboatandoutdoorshow.co.uk All Wales Boat Show Conway Quays Marina, Wales 9-11 June 2017 http://allwalesboatshow.com/ Northern Boat Show Salyhouse Dock, Liverpool 23-25 June 2017 http://www.northernboatshow.co.uk/ Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Links Road, Portsoy, AB45 2SS 24-25 June 2017 http://www.stbfportsoy.com/stbf/ Thames Traditional Boat Festival Henley-on-Thames 14-16 July 2017 http://www.tradboatfestival.com/ Stockton Riverside Festival Preston Park, Stockton on Tees 3-6 August 2017 http://sirf.co.uk/ West Highland Yacht Week Craobh, Oban & Tobermory, Scotland 29   July-4 Aug.ust 2017 http://www.whyw.co.uk Cowes Week Cowes, Isle of Wight 25 July-5 August 2017 http://www.cowesweek.co.uk Falmouth Week Falmouth, Cornwall 4-13 August 2017 http://www.falmouthweek.co.uk/ Blisworth Canal Festival Grand Union Canal, Northants 12-13 Aug 2017 http://www.blisworthcanalfestival.co.uk/ Chichester Harbour Race Week Sandy Point, Hayling Island 21-25 August 2017 http://www.chichesterharbourraceweek.sailevent.net/ Dartmouth Royal Regatta Dartmouth, Devon 24-26 August 2017 http://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk/ Totally Thames Various, London 1-30 September 2017 http://totallythames.org/ Southampton Boat Show Southampton 15-24 Sept. 2017 http://southamptonboatshow.com/
The following is a list of boat shows and regattas gleaned from the internet.  Please could members inform me of local events which they would like adding to the list to give them more widespread publicity.  No event is too small. Email:  Webmaster@seafarersafloat.uk
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Click to visit website for latest newsletter Retuirn to top of Page CALLING THE COASTGUARD
The RYA has published a reminder on how to call the Coastguard following a number of recent questions from members about the correct call sign now that the modernisation programme has been completed and a number of Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCCs) have closed. The article can be read HERE
Lost Cornish shipwreck Darlwyne 'found' after 50 years
The undiscovered wreck of a ship which sank in a major maritime disaster 50 years ago may now have been found following a BBC investigation.  Read full report HERE
Poole Maritime Team Border Force 2nd Floor Portcullis House New Harbour Road (South) Poole Dorset BH15 4AJ Tel: 01202 579233  Email:poolegmteam2@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Website:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/border-force November 2016 NEWSLETTER 08/16 Dear Ladies and Gentlemen This is the first of our seasonal Newsletters. We have had a large influx of migrants in Poole Port recently from both the Cherbourg and Bilbao ferry arrivals. The largest single detection from Bilbao was a group of 9 males aged between 18 and 36. The largest single detection from Cherbourg was a group of 18 including children and elderly people. There have been several instances of detections of one or two migrants. Operation Spool is the multi agency plan to deal with a mass migrant detection in Dorset, Hants and Devon. It was prepared by Border Force, but agreed with local Government Departments. This was recently discussed at the Local Resilience Forum in Dorchester and could well be initiated now that the Calais transit camp has been closed. It is anticipated that the Organised Crime gangs targeting the South West Coastline will increase their activity following the displacement of people from Calais and the surrounding areas. Whilst that has seen a significant increase in detections at the Ferry Port it is inevitable that small craft are being used in order to bypass controls. In the event that you discover a boat or RHIB with migrants onboard or trying to land on our coastline, you should call 999 initially, then call our contact number above. If you see or hear anything suspicious please let us know! The Poole Maritime Team have engaged with many of you over the last three months. We have been attending your meetings, AGMs and generally visiting you for a chat. If your club or organisation will benefit from one of the Team attending your meetings, please email details to poolegmteam2@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk and we will do our best to attend.