(Information from weareweymouth.co.uk/waterfest,  @waterfestwey, #waterfestweymouth)

This year’s Waterfest Weymouth promises to be even bigger and better than last year, with more historic vessels, more exhibits and demonstrations, sailing trips, seafood, live music and more – and all of it just a few yards from Aaran Guesthouse (@AaranHouse   #aaranguesthouse).


Reproduced from WeAreWeymouth/Waterfest leaflet

Among the attractions and events are :

  • Le Marite, 1923, tall ship based in Granville, the last surviving Newfoundland 3-masted schooner
  • Excelsior LT472, 1921 Lowestoft fishing smack, one of top 60 historic UK vessels
  • Jolie Brise, 1913, the last Royal Mail sailboat, 3-time Fastnet Race winner
  • Vigilance of Brixham, 1926, registered historic vessel
  • Sea Cadets Training Ships – Jack Petchey, HMS Blazer, HMS Exploit
  • Gypsy Moth IV – Sir Francis Chichester’s legendary craft (plus sailing trips!)
  • The Shipwreck Project, on board Coastal Guardian survey vessel
  • Sail trips on board TS Pelican of London
  • RIB Rides with Jurassic Coast RIB Charters and leisure trips with Coastline Cruises
  • Boat Building Academy – hand-built canoe and dinghy, ropecraft and knots demonstrations
  • Gig Boat racing in the Harbour
  • Weymouth Regatta including the National IRC Small Boat Championships
  • last, but not least, the fabulous Aquatic Jetpack aquaboarding and hoverboarding shows

We have a few photos from last year below – We hope to update these as the events unfold…


Le Marite – 10 yards from Aaran Guesthouse, viewed from Room 4 (2016)


Jack Petchey and Vigilance of Brixham – just 60 yards from Aaran Guesthouse, viewed from Room 4 (2016)


LT 472 Excelsior just 100 yards from Aaran Guesthouse, viewed from Room 4, Gypsy Moth IV just another 50 yards further on (2016)


About Jim Groves

Current qualifications BSc, MSc (+prize), PhD, GRSC, CCol, ASDC, IEng, MIET (previous now retired - MIM, MIMF, MICorr, ATSC, CChem, CSci, MRSC, MAOC, MCEA, recently retired from WHGLA as Committee Member and IT Manager.)