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

If you have an event of interest to WaterCraft readers, let us know at cat@watercraft-magazine.com


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

www.pocketyachters.com

23 July 

OGA East Coast Race

River Blackwater, Essex

https://www.oga.org.uk/areas/east_coast/events/east_coast_race.html

23-24 July 

DCA East Coast Rally

River Crouch, Burnham, Essex

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/east-coast.html

23-24 July 

DCA South Coast Rally

Newtown Creek, Isle of Wight

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/south-coast.html

24-31 July 

OGA East Coast Summer Cruise

River Blackwater, Essex

https://www.oga.org.uk/areas/east_coast/events/summer_cruise_2022.html

24-26 July

Pocket Yacht Crooza

Port Townsend and Puget Sound, WA

www.pocketyachters.com

26-29 July

Fowey Classics

Fowey, Cornwall

https://www.foweyclassics.com

28 July – 1 August

Sydney International Boat Show

Sydney, Australia

https://sydneyboatshow.com.au

29-31 July 

Abers 2022

L’Aber-Wrach’h, France

www.fetesmaritimes.landeda.fr

30-31 July

DCA South West Rally

Penarvon Cove, Helford River, Cornwall

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/south-west.html

AUGUST 2022

Dinghy cruising in style. Photograph: Justin Scott

4-8 August

OGA Solent Lymington Rally

Lymington, Hampshire

www.oga.org.uk

5-8 August 

DCA Scotland Rally

Loch Long, Scotland

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/rallies-in-scotland.html

6-7 August 

DCA South Coast Rally

Ashlett Creek, Hampshire

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/south-coast.html

6-7 August 

DCA East Coast Rally

River Blackwater, Essex

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/east-coast.html

7 August

OGA South West Gaffers Rally

Dittisham, Devon

www.oga.org.uk

9-13 August 

The English Raid

Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex

www.raidengland.org

12-14 August 

Fêtes des Vieux Gréements

Paimpol, France

www.vieux-greements-paimpol.fr

19-21 August

Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show

Toledo, OR, US

www.portoftoledo.org/copy-of-wooden-boat-show

19-21 August 

DCA North West Rally

Dee Estuary, Wirral

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/north-west.html

19-21 August

OGA Solent Annual Race and Rally

Cowes, Isle of Wight

www.oga.org.uk

19-21 August 

DCA Scandinavia Rally

Limfjord, Denmark

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/rallies-in-scandinavia.html

19-21 August 

DCA Wales Rally

Conwy, Gwynedd, Wales

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/rallies-in-wales.html

20 August

OGA South Windermere Regatta

Windermere, Cumbria

www.oga.org.uk

20-21 August

DCA East Coast Rally

River Orwell, Suffolk

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/east-coast.html

20 August – 3 September

DCA South Coast Cobnor Camping Fortnight

Cobnor, West Sussex

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/south-coast.html

SEPTEMBER 2022

Galaxidi Islands Regatta. Photograph: Koinsep

2-4 September

DCA Scotland Rally

Kyles of Bute, Scotland

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/rallies-in-scotland.html

2-4 September

DCA Netherlands Raid Extreme

Lauwersmeer, Netherlands 

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/rallies-in-the-netherlands.html

3 September 

Colne Smack and Barge Race 

Brightlingsea, Essex

www.colnesmack.co.uk

3-4 September

DCA Scotland Rally

Cromarty Firth, Scotland

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/rallies-in-scotland.html

4 September

West Mersea Dredging Match

Mersea Island, Essex

www.mersearegatta.org.uk

4 September

Portsmouth Boat Jumble

Portsmouth, Hampshire

www.boat-jumbles.co.uk

6-11 September 

Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes, France

www.cannesyachtingfestival.com

7-11 September 

Dorestad Raid

Dorestad, Netherlands

www.natuurlijkvaren.nl/dorestad-raid-2022/

8-9 September 

OGA Bristol Channel Annual Race 2022-07-22 

Cardiff Bay, Wales

www.oga.org.uk

9-11 September 

Wooden Boat Festival

Port Townsend, WA, US

www.woodenboat.org

10-11 September 

DCA Wales Rally

Dwyryd Estuary, Gwynedd, Wales

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/rallies-in-wales.html

10-11 September 

Steam Boat Association 51st Anniversary Rally

Lechlade Marina, Gloucestershire 

www.steamboatassociation.org.uk

10-11 September 

DCA South West Rally

Polkerris, Cornwall 

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/south-west.html

15-18 September

Newport International Boat Show

Newport, RI, US

www.newportboatshow.com

16-25 September

Southampton International Boat Show

Southampton, Hampshire

www.southamptonboatshow.com

17-18 September 

DCA South Coast Rally

Eling Creek, Hampshire

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/south-coast.html

17-18 September 

OGA Solent End of Season Rally

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

www.oga.org.uk

17-18 September

DCA Wales Rally

Bala Lake, Gwynedd, Wales

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/rallies-in-wales.html

17-25 September

Interboot

Friedrichshafen, Germany

www.interboot.com

22-25 September

Galaxidi Islands Regatta 

Galaxidi, Greece

www.facebook.com/galaxidi.islands.regatta

22-27 September

Genoa International Boat Show

Genoa, Italy

www.salonenautico.com/en

24 September

Brixham Heritage Regatta

Brixham, Devon

www.brixhamheritageregatta.uk

24-25 September

DCA US Rally

Bayou Lacassine, Louisiana, US

www.dinghycruising.org.uk/rallies-in-north-america.html

24-27 September

OGA Small Boat Lechlade Rally

Lechlade, Gloucestershire

www.oga.org.uk   

27 September – 2 October 

Grand Pavois International Boat Show

La Rochelle, France

www.grand-pavois.com