Three children, one wearing a pirate's eyepatch, sit in a dinghy floating by the jetty at East Cowes Marina
24 Aug2019

Portland Week Saturday – competition day

Saturday is our fun competition day, with fancy dress and boat handling competitions for everyone.


Day sail on Amelie Rose

Sail on the beautiful pilot cutter Amelie Rose for a full day, including lunch and post-sail drinks onboard.

See the Jurassic Coast from the water - maybe even a dolphin or two!

  • £95 per person
  • Booking link to follow

Recycled birdman of Portland

Fly like a bird (or a stone!) from tall ship Moonfleet into the marina. Bring your homemade wings and flying suits - they must be made from recycled, reclaimed and repurposed materials. Explorer Paul Rose will commentate as the fearless launch themselves into the marina.

  • Noon in the marquee - registration and safety briefing
  • 1pm-2.15pm watch them soar (then sink)

Full safety cover will be provided, and participants enter at their own risk.

Marina staff walk the plank

Vote with your pounds and put your money on which member of the marina staff you'd like to see walk the plank from Moonfleet's poop deck. Whoever receives the most donations will get very wet! All proceeds will go to Surfers Against Sewage.

Talks in the tent

No booking needed for these events - turn-up and learn something new, for free

  • 3pm Paul Rose judges the short film competition
  • 4pm Explorer and BBC presenter Paul Rose talks about his adventures
  • 4.45pm Prizegivings for the short film, star in a reasonably priced boat and recycled birdman

Charity party for Surfers Against Sewage

Live music, short film competition screenings and lots of fun, all in aid of Surfers Against Sewage.

7.30pm in the marquee

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