Waterfest Weymouth Opens Today
10:12am 6th September 2014
(Updated 10:13am 6th September 2014)
A new event takes place in Weymouth this weekend, aimed at attracting more visitors to the town out of season.
Waterfest Weymouth has been organised by the Weymouth BID and is supported by Wessex FM.
The two day event will provide a platform for local marine related business to showcase their products and services, while visitors will be able to see all that Weymouth has to offer.
The main festival site is around Weymouth's historic harbour where the quayside will be divided up into specialist areas focussing on sailing, diving, underwater exploration and traditional maritime crafts from boat building to lobster pot making.
Roger Dalton, Event Organiser said "Waterfest will have something for everyone from the prestigious tall ship, Le Marite to the famous Gipsy Moth IV that circumnavigated the globe in 1966/67. Demonstrations will include amazing "James Bond" style flyboarding displays to diving displays by the Historic Diving Association in the dive tank right through to the traditional crafts of lobster pot making and knot tying. This is a great opportunity for marine based businesses to get involved and show off their products to visitors".
The festival is also providing an opportunity for many maritime charities to promote their work like the Wreck to Reef project, the Little Brig Trust than runs accessible sailing training for teenagers on their boat Caroline Allen and the Boat Building Academy from Lyme Regis who will be displaying two of their student boats. Our nominated charity is the local area Sea Cadet Corps and Weymouth Sea Cadets will be showing their skills on and off the water during the festival.