A traditional boat festival, running in tandem with the well-established and much loved Golowan Festival. Owners and crews of traditional style boats are invited to come and enjoy the atmosphere and pageantry of the Golowan festival from the scenic harbour arena, situated in the heart of historic Penzance, with music, dancing, cabarets, a variety of entertainments and ample opportunities to sample local cuisines and beverages.
There will be sailing opportunities, with a race and a parade of sail for the energetic souls who wish to explore the beautiful waters of Mounts Bay, and for those who wish to sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere, most of the world will seem to pass by their harbour viewpoint at some time during the weekend. The event can be incorporated as a stopping-off point for those vessels heading for the other festivals.
There will be stalls; maritime craft displays, exhibitions and opportunities to meet and mingle with other crews at a crew supper. Penzance is home to a variety of heritage and traditional boats (luggers, gaffers, pilot gigs, ketches, crabbers and toshers), the owners of which, look forward to welcoming friends old and new, to historic maritime Penzance. Gates to the Wet Dock open two hours before high water and until one hour after.