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 A Celebration of Yarmouth!


This beautiful and ancient town is popular with sailors and non-sailors alike, and at its heart is the Lifeboat



This year sees 190 years of the RNLI

and 90 years of the Yarmouth Lifeboat


The Festival will be opened by the coxswain of our Severn class lifeboat, one of the busiest in the country


1 from every programme sold goes to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution  

Yarmouth's picturesque harbour will be filled with life and colour with more than 100 visiting traditional sailing, steam and motor vessels, including the cream of the Old Gaffers fleet.  On shore there will be a huge range of attractions keeping the thousands of visitors entertained from morning til night all weekend.  

See pictures from past Festivals and have a look at this video from last year

Click here to see who tops the bill on Friday and Saturday night!

Click here to enter your boat in the Festival!

Keep an eye on this site, which will bring you details of the spectacle and fun to be enjoyed by the participants and visitors to Yarmouth this year. 

This year's events include:

  • Street Entertainment
  • Live Music
  • Spectacular Classic and Gaff-rigged Boats in the Harbour
  • Exciting Racing for Gaff-rigged Boats within sight of the shore
  • Visiting Classic Vehicles
  • Craft Fair and Market
  • Flower Festival
  • Lifeboat Demonstration
  • And lots more …..

Click on the buttons on the left to find out more about what will happen this year.