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25th June 2018 - News Articles

All aboard for the 2018 Dover Marina Open Day



Family favourite makes welcome return.

This Sunday (July 1), Dover Marina will be staging an exciting day of maritime fun.

Hosted on Crosswall Quay (off Snargate Street), from 10am until 4pm, the free-to-enter day of nautical entertainment will feature sailing taster experiences from Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club and an opportunity to paddle the famous Bronze Age Boat.

The port's Safety and Environmental Team will be giving youngsters the chance to win a private port tour, boat trip and cuddly Sammy the Seal. Also adults can be in with a chance to win a £50 Cullins Yard voucher.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service will be on hand to talk about safety and provide visitors with a close-up look at one of their engines.

And the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will be opening its Dover Station, shop and rescue vessel to the public. The RNLI will also be offering free lifejacket safety checks for boaters.

All of this and a host of other marine based exhibitors, food and drink, exciting activities and entertainment will be on offer.

The event is being held in partnership with the RNLI and is a fantastic opportunity to bring Dover’s boating community and industry experts together for a day that celebrates all things maritime.

Free parking will be offered in the Harbour House car park on Cambridge Terrace 9am – 5pm for Marina Open Day visitors.

So whether you’re an experienced mariner, budding sailor or just looking for a fun day out – there will be something for everyone at this year’s Dover Marina Open Day.

Notes to Editors

Port of Dover’s main stand this year will feature the Port’s marina, environmental, and safety teams, as well as a Neighbourhood Policing Unit

Free face painting will be available as well as giveaways.

Exhibitors will include: Canterbury Archaeological Trust (Bronze Age Boat), RCPYC, Boatshift Marine Transport, Clarke and Carter, National Coast Watch Institution, Cullen's Conjuring, Kent Fire and Rescue, Dover & Deal Sea Cadets, Cinque Ports Sailing, The Candy People, UK Border Force, Viking Maritime Skills Academy, Wet Wheels, and Kent Wildlife Trust.

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