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 pirates and mermaids fancy dress and boat handling competitions for everyone.

Activities

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
  • 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.

Have a go in 'Watershoot' our Gemini RIB

Have a go in 'Watershoot' our Gemini RIB, at our boat handling course.

  • 10am-12.30pm
  • Two test runs and one timed run per go, 15 minutes per attempt
  • Supervised by a qualified instructor and safety boat cover provided by Quality Time Training
  • Registration on the day in the marquee
  • No prior boating experience req. 18+ only

Charity party for Surfers Against Sewage

Live music and lots of fun, all in aid of Surfers Against Sewage.

  • 7.30pm in the marquee
  • Includes food by Portland Paella and live music from Finn McGuirk
  • Tickets are £20 - available from the marina office and on the door (numbers limited)
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