Here’s what’s on in the world of boats and boatbuilding for the next couple of months.

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DCA = Dinghy Cruising Association

OGA = Old Gaffers Association

SBA = Steamboat Association

JULY 2022

Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza. Photograph: Marty Loken

23 July

Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza

Port Townsend, WA, US

23 July 

OGA East Coast Race

River Blackwater, Essex

23-24 July 

DCA East Coast Rally

River Crouch, Burnham, Essex

23-24 July 

DCA South Coast Rally

Newtown Creek, Isle of Wight

24-31 July 

OGA East Coast Summer Cruise

River Blackwater, Essex

24-26 July

Pocket Yacht Crooza

Port Townsend and Puget Sound, WA

26-29 July

Fowey Classics

Fowey, Cornwall

28 July – 1 August

Sydney International Boat Show

Sydney, Australia

29-31 July 

Abers 2022

L’Aber-Wrach’h, France

30-31 July

DCA South West Rally

Penarvon Cove, Helford River, Cornwall


Dinghy cruising in style. Photograph: Justin Scott

4-8 August

OGA Solent Lymington Rally

Lymington, Hampshire

5-8 August 

DCA Scotland Rally

Loch Long, Scotland

6-7 August 

DCA South Coast Rally

Ashlett Creek, Hampshire

6-7 August 

DCA East Coast Rally

River Blackwater, Essex

7 August

OGA South West Gaffers Rally

Dittisham, Devon

9-13 August 

The English Raid

Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex

12-14 August 

Fêtes des Vieux Gréements

Paimpol, France

19-21 August

Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show

Toledo, OR, US

19-21 August 

DCA North West Rally

Dee Estuary, Wirral

19-21 August

OGA Solent Annual Race and Rally

Cowes, Isle of Wight

19-21 August 

DCA Scandinavia Rally

Limfjord, Denmark

19-21 August 

DCA Wales Rally

Conwy, Gwynedd, Wales

20 August

OGA South Windermere Regatta

Windermere, Cumbria

20-21 August

DCA East Coast Rally

River Orwell, Suffolk

20 August – 3 September

DCA South Coast Cobnor Camping Fortnight

Cobnor, West Sussex


Galaxidi Islands Regatta. Photograph: Koinsep

2-4 September

DCA Scotland Rally

Kyles of Bute, Scotland

2-4 September

DCA Netherlands Raid Extreme

Lauwersmeer, Netherlands

3 September 

Colne Smack and Barge Race 

Brightlingsea, Essex

3-4 September

DCA Scotland Rally

Cromarty Firth, Scotland

4 September

West Mersea Dredging Match

Mersea Island, Essex

4 September

Portsmouth Boat Jumble

Portsmouth, Hampshire

6-11 September 

Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes, France

7-11 September 

Dorestad Raid

Dorestad, Netherlands

8-9 September 

OGA Bristol Channel Annual Race 2022-07-22 

Cardiff Bay, Wales

9-11 September 

Wooden Boat Festival

Port Townsend, WA, US

10-11 September 

DCA Wales Rally

Dwyryd Estuary, Gwynedd, Wales

10-11 September 

Steam Boat Association 51st Anniversary Rally

Lechlade Marina, Gloucestershire

10-11 September 

DCA South West Rally

Polkerris, Cornwall

15-18 September

Newport International Boat Show

Newport, RI, US

16-25 September

Southampton International Boat Show

Southampton, Hampshire

17-18 September 

DCA South Coast Rally

Eling Creek, Hampshire

17-18 September 

OGA Solent End of Season Rally

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

17-18 September

DCA Wales Rally

Bala Lake, Gwynedd, Wales

17-25 September


Friedrichshafen, Germany

22-25 September

Galaxidi Islands Regatta 

Galaxidi, Greece

22-27 September

Genoa International Boat Show

Genoa, Italy

24 September

Brixham Heritage Regatta

Brixham, Devon

24-25 September

DCA US Rally

Bayou Lacassine, Louisiana, US

24-27 September

OGA Small Boat Lechlade Rally

Lechlade, Gloucestershire   

27 September – 2 October 

Grand Pavois International Boat Show

La Rochelle, France