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Narooma Boats Afloat - 9th to 11th Nov

Narooma Boats Afloat When: 9th Nov 2018 9:00am - 11th Nov 2018 4:00pm Image from

Narooma Boats Afloat is a weekend of fun for all those who love old boats when Narooma comes alive with good camaraderie and a display of wonderful boats From clinkers and putt-putts to launches, cruisers and yachts Narooma Boats Afloat celebrates Traditional Boats in all their varied forms. In spring every year since 2006 a weekend festival is held on and around the pristine waters and colourful boatsheds of Wagonga Inlet. Entry is free and is open to any traditional style boat – Putt Putts, Steam, Sail, Rowing and Kayaks. Each year we provide a relaxed program of boating activities on the crystal clear waters of Wagonga Inlet, so don't miss it!

For the participants there is a Friday welcome bbq, a Saturday cruise, then a jazz band and a stickybeak session for Saturday afternoon... an awesomely delicious Saturday night dinner and an incredible auction... and then hundreds of onlookers turned out to watch the "Grand Parade" along Narooma's pristine Wagonga Inlet under the bridge and along the Boardwalk that sees the weekend finish with a fantastic farewell bbq and a diehards' cruise... There is also a Boats Afloat Art Exhibition next to Narooma Marina, 30 Riverside Drive Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018 Opening Friday 6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 10am - 3pm

The Narooma Traditional 'Boats Afloat' Festival is all about enjoying hand built or restored boats and sharing experiences with boating enthusiasts from all over the place. The festival features a Parade of Boats. For those with boats it is a time for meeting like minded people interspersed with cruising around the pristine waters, social gatherings, barbecues and a presentation dinner.

Skiff resting on the slip - pic Rosy Williams

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