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Weymouth To Welcome Waterfest

Weymouth Harbour

8:34am 28th July 2014

A NEW festival in Weymouth is set to attract visitors to the town, out of season.

This September, Waterfest Weymouth is coming to celebrate Dorset's maritime heritage.

The festival will allow local marine related businesses to showcase their products and services to visitors.

Waterfest will be set around Weymouth's historic old harbour where the quayside will be divided up into specialist areas focusing on sailing, diving and underwater exploration.

Roger Dalton, Event Organiser says the weekend is a chance to see something unusual and different.

''We have got underwater exploring, hopefully diving displays by the Historic Diving Association, a sailing section, traditional boat building crafts and lobster pot demonstrations.''

He added what he thinks will be the most popular attraction.

''The most spectacular display is the flyboarding where there’s a 15 metre hose and a guy is propelled out of the water, it's a 'James Bond' style display.''

Weymouth BID are supporting this event and their aim is to extend the season trade out of the traditional July-August period.

The festival will also provide maritime charities with the opportunity to promote their work.

The Waterfest's nominated charity is the Sea Cadet Corps and Weymouth Sea Cadets who will be showing their skills on and off the water during the festival.

Waterfest will be held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of September.

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