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


Photo: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann

20-29 January

Toronto International Boat Show

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

Toronto, Canada

21-29 January

boot Düsseldorf

Messe Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

28 January

DCA South Coast winter daysail

East Head, West Sussex

28 January

Falmouth Marine School Open Day

Falmouth, Cornwall


Photo: Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Doug Thost

4 February

IBTC Lowestoft Open Day

Lowestoft, Suffolk

5 February

Notts and Lincs Boat Jumble

Lincolnshire Showground

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

10-13 February

Australian Wooden Boat Festival 

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 

10 February                            

Dinghy Cruising Association AGM 2022 followed by presentation from Howard Rice, small boat adventurer and builder

Online event

11 February

DCA South Coast winter daysail

Bosham and Dell Quay

Chichester Harbour, West Sussex

16-19 February                       

BoatLife Live

NEC Birmingham

17-26 February                       

Worldwide Classic Boat Show presented by Off Center Harbor

Virtual event

25 February 

DCA South Coast winter daysail

Calshot Spit then Ashlett Creek

Southampton Water, Hampshire

25-26 February                       

RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2023

Farnborough International

MARCH 2023

Dinghy cruisers explore Plashetts Burn on Kielder Water. Photograph: Jenny Heney

5 March 

Suffolk Boat Jumble

Suffolk Showground

Ipswich, Suffolk

8-12 March

Boot Holland Boat Show

WTC Expo

Leeuwarden, Netherlands

9-12 March and 16-19 March

Stockholm International Boat Show – Allt för sjön 2023


11 March 

DCA South Coast winter daysail

Fareham Creek

Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire

23-26 March 

Auckland Boat Show

Jellicoe Harbour

Auckland, New Zealand

25 March 

9th Lymington Sea Scouts Boat Jumble

Lymington, Hampshire

25 March

IBTC Lowestoft Open Day

Lowestoft, Suffolk

26 March

Kent Boat Jumble

Hop Farm Showground

Tonbridge, Kent

26 March

Isle of Wight Spring Boat Jumble

Northwood Park

Cowes, Isle of Wight