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

EBA = Electric Boat Association


Varuna CK442 at the Colne Smack and Barge Race 2022. Photograph: Simon Holman

23 September – 1 October


Friedrichshafen, Germany

30 September – 1 October

DCA Lauwersmeer Rally

Lauwersmeer, Netherlands


An Osprey cruising trimaran from Solway Dory prepares for some squally sailing in Loch Long. Photograph: Keith Muscott/DCA

7 October

Falmouth Marine School Open Event and Taster Session 

Falmouth, Cornwall

7-8 October 

DCA Dell Quay Rally

Chichester, West Sussex

7-8 October 

DCA Thornham Marina Daysail

Emsworth, Hampshire

7-8 October 

DCA Windermere Rally

Windermere, Cumbria

11-15 October

Salón Náutico Barcelona International Boat Show

Barcelona, Spain

14 October

DCA Moditonham Quay Rally

River Tamar, Devon and Cornwall

14-15 October

DCA Kielder Water Rally

Kielder Water

20-22 October 

B&B Yacht Designs Annual Messabout

Bayboro, NC, US


The SBA join this year’s Falmouth Classics fleet. Photograph: Alan Davis

3-5 November

DCA Coniston Water ‘Softies’ Rally

Coniston, Cumbria

11 November

OGA South West Gaffers Laying-up Lunch and AGM

11 November

OGA Solent AGM and dinner

15-17 November

METSTRADE Marine Equipment Trade Show

RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands

18 November 2023

OGA Crossfields Conderence

Arnside, Cumbria

29 November 

SBA End of Season lunch 

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire