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

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If you’re looking further ahead to festivals this season, head to our 2022 boat festival calendar here:

Sail Caledonia 2018, Loch Oich. Photograph: Kathy Mansfield

DCA = Dinghy Cruising Association

OGA = Old Gaffers Association

April 2022

3 April                                     Norfolk Boat Jumble

                                              Norfolk Showground, Norwich


3 April                                     Isle of Wight Spring Boat Jumble

                                              Northwood Park, Cowes


4-8 April                                  DCA France Rally

                                              Rade de Brest, Brittany


9-10 April                                Australian Wooden Boat Festival Maritime Trail 2022

                                              Tasmania, Australia


9-10 April                                DCA South Coast Rally

                                              East Head / Snowhill Creek, Chichester


9-10 April                                DCA East Coast Rally

                                              River Deben, Suffolk


10 April                                   North Essex Boat Show and Jumble

                                              Clacton Road, Horsley Cross


10 April                                   DCA North West Rally

                                              River Dee, Cheshire


12-18 April                              Escale à Sète

                                              Sete, France


15-16 April                              OGA East Coast Tollesbury Weekend

                                              Tollesbury, Essex


16 April                                   DCA South Coast Rally

                                              Ryde, Isle of Wight


A Huon pine sharpie at Wooden Boat Centre, Franklin – take a tour of the boatbuilding school on the AWBF Maritime Trail, 9-10 April. Photograph: Kathy Mansfield

23 April                                   Weymouth Sailing Club Boat Jumble

                                              Weymouth, Dorset


23-24 April                              DCA Wales Rally

                                              Cardiff Bay, Wales


23-24 April                              DCA South Coast Rally

                                              The Kench, Hayling Island


23-24 April                              DCA North West Rally

                                              Coniston Water, Cumbria


23-24 April                              DCA East Coast Rally

                                              River Orwell / Stour, Suffolk


26-28 April                              Danish Maritime Fair and World Maritime Technology Conference

                                              Tivoli Congress Center, Copenhagen


29 April – 1 May                      World Pilot Gig Championships

                                              Isles of Scilly


29 April – 1 May                      Annapolis Spring Boat Show

                                              Annapolis, Maryland, US


30 April                                   DCA South Coast Rally

                                              Mengeham Rythe, Chichester


May 2022

1 May                                     South of England Boat Jumble

                                              Ardingly, West Sussex


1 May                                     Shepperton Marina Boat Jumble

                                             Shepperton, Middlesex


2 May                                     DCA Scotland Rally

                                              Cumbrae, Scotland


2 May                                     OGA East Coast Crouch Rally

                                              River Crouch, Essex


5-8 May                                  Internautica International Boat Show

                                              Marina Portorož, Slovenia


6-8 May                                 The Wooden Boat Gathering

                                             Windermere Jetty, Cumbria


6-8 May                                  South Coast Boat Show 2022

                                              Ocean Village Marina, Southampton


7 May                                     Boat Building Academy 25th Anniversary Open Day

                                              Lyme Regis, Dorset


7-8 May                                 DCA South Coast Rally

                                              Upper Hamble, Hampshire


7-8 May                                  DCA East Coast Rally

                                              Rivers Ore and Alde, Suffolk


8 May                                     Suffolk Boat Jumble

                                              Suffolk Showground, Ipswich


9 May                                     OGA Bristol Channel Day Cruise        

                                              Bristol Channel from Cardiff Bay


11-15 May                              DCA Border Reivers Rally

                                              Kielder Water, Northumberland


Early morning calm on Kielder Water in Northumberland for the Dinghy Cruising Association’s Border Reivers Rally 2021. Photograph: Keith Muscott

12-15 May                              DCA US Rally

                                              Kelly’s Island, Ohio


12-15 May                               The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show

                                              Auckland, New Zealand


13-15 May                               DCA Scotland Rally

                                             Loch Lomond, Scotland (continuation of DCA Border Reivers rally)


14 May                                    Treluggan Boat Jumble

                                              Treluggan Boatyard, Saltash


14-15 May                               DCA South West Rally

                                              Churston Cove, Torbay


14-15 May                               OGA Solent Newtown Creek gathering

                                              Newtown Creek, Isle of Wight


15 May                                    Northern Boat Jumble

                                              Moss Edge Farm, Garstang


19-22 May                               Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

                                              Sanctuary Cove, Australia


19-22 May                               Oostende voor Anker

                                              Ostend, Belgium


© Michael Zapf – YACHTFESTIVAL365

20-22 May                               Hamburg ancora Yachtfestival

                                              Hamburg, Germany


21 May                                    Devon Boat Jumble

                                              Newton Abbot Racecourse


21-22 May                               DCA US Rally

                                              Deer Island, Mississippi


21-22 May                               DCA East Coast Rally

                                              Walton Backwaters, Essex


22 May                                    Solent Boat Jumble

                                              Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Abbey, Hampshire


23-28 May                               DCA France Rally

                                              Lac Biscarosse/Parentis, Les Landes, SW France


Photograph: Pasaia Itsas Festibala

26-29 May                               Pasaia Itsas Festibala

                                              Pasaia, Spain


28-29 May                               DCA North West Rally

                                              River Alt, Liverpool Bay


28-29 May                               DCA South Coast Rally

                                              Poole Harbour, Dorset


28-29 May                               DCA South West Rally

                                              St Germans, Cornwall


28-29 May                               Brixham Heritage Regatta

                                              Brixham, Devon


28 May – 4 June                      Sail Caledonia,

                                              Great Glen, Scotland