The Weather was fantastic in 2012 and many New images will be available shortly the Largest Inland Dock in Europe hosted a truly memorable event for young and old the many charities benifited. The sight of HMS Charger followed by a large number of canal boats and Yachts made a spectacular sight. Entertainment Singing and Fireworks all made the weekend spectacular.Thanks to all the Sponsors without who this Free Festival could not take place.
The 2013 Preston Riversway Festival will be from the 19th until the 21st of July. If you are looking for the mooring booking form you can download a copy by going to the Whats on page. We are always short of Moorings despite the improvements we have made so make sure you book early.All the Festival Moorings will be on the South Side this time to avoid Marina mooree's being disturbed..
This year is 30years since the Manxman sailed into the Dock and we are holding a special exhibition of Prestons Rich Maritime History including Manxman memorabilia. To house this Marcus Worthington has kindly sponsored the Marquee for which we are very grateful.
The weekend boasts over sixty guest boaters who sail to Preston from around the country to join in the fun, a host of water based activities such as boat trips around the dock. Guest boats including HMS Charger, the RNLI and other maritime services and even a larger charity dragon boat competition bringing the water alive with activity to entertain all the family. We are also in negotiations with the Royal Navy to bring the newly adopted HMS Charger to the festival for an early start to the Festival as the Tide is high at 9am.
If you would like to take part on the Land with a stall or exhibition this is being coordinated by Scott Billington who can be contacted on 07890424310.