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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Head for Peel this Weekend for Nautical Fun and a Carnival Atmosphere!
Peel Traditional Boat Weekend, now in its twenty fifth year, has become a
nautical fixture on the Island's event calendar and irresistible to the sailing
fraternity, who return annually to sample Manx hospitality and get together
with old friends.
the end of July and the beginning of August, it's a great opportunity for
members of the public to get up close to a variety of old style vessels and
admire their skill and dexterity as they gather in the bay for a colourful
Parade of Sail.
a fairly relaxed weekend, following a similar pattern to previous years, which
includes a range of entertainment along the quayside and the popular Quick and
Dirty Boat Building Competition at the tongue, opposite Weatherglass Corner. Entry
fee per team is £40 with application forms to be submitted no later than 29
merchandise hub and place of registration for boat owners will be at the
Sailors' Shelter on East Quay.
on Sunday 2 August, the town will be enlivened by the colourful and boisterous
Peel Carnival, bringing a lively atmosphere and exciting entertainment to the
a great community event which appeals to all members of the family,
particularly the afternoon Grand Parade which attracts visitors from across the
Island to watch a cross-section of performers, a myriad of walking tableaux and
floats and a novel selection of vehicles gathered at the Manx Transport Museum;
home to one of the unique P50s.
Peel Carnival Committee is also keen to encourage anyone with a creative flair
to take up the challenge of building their own floats for one of the many
competitions on offer, or include something from an end of term school show. With
over £1,000 in cash prizes on offer, there's still time to get those creative
juices flowing. Registration and judging will take place 1.00pm - 1.30pm
outside the House of Manannan, with the Grand Parade departing at 2.00pm.
a day of activities to look forward to, the Grand Parade will be complemented
by a range of exciting street entertainers from the Isle of Man, the UK and
Ireland, displaying an incredible range of acrobatics. This will include the
popular Team Power Stilts guys who made their debut last year, and the
musically talented members of the Panfire Steel Band from Manchester; a small
band with a big sound!
further details about the weekend's events visit the Peel Traditional Boat
Weekend website or Peel Carnival's Facebook page.