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West Bay Event Credits Broadchurch Drama with Boosting Crowds!


11:09am 10th May 2013

The Broadchurch effect is being credited with attracting more visitors than ever to West Bay.

The Royal Yachting Association's National Powerboat Racing Championships were held for the first time on West Bay's waters over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Cllr Robert Gould, Leader of West Dorset District Council, told Wessex FM that the event was a massive success, "The weather was perfect and it is wonderful that the event was so well received by the public. We think the Broadchurch effect also may have helped entice many holidaymakers down to the area, and we are hoping this continues across the summer and beyond."

We also spoke to West Bay Harbour Master, James Radcliffe, "The powerboat event was very successful, and went without any issues. There was a fantastic 'buzz' at West Bay throughout the long weekend.  I have since received lots of complimentary messages from the organisers and members of the public. I'm delighted that the public enjoyed watching it. Organisers and participants were made to feel very welcome and I'm pleased to say the harbour operations ran smoothly."

He added, "I would also like to thank all harbour users for their co-operation over the weekend."

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