The Old Gaffers Festival

Old Gaffers Festival!

Old Gaffers Festival.  Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight is the setting for the 3-day Festival running from 31st May – 2 June 2013

old gaffers festivalGaffers are sailing boats with a gaff rig, a sailing rig (configuration of sails) in which the sail is four-cornered.  So-called after the gaff, or spar pole that holds the sail up.

This annual festival sees around 100 gaffers partaking in various races around Yarmouth’s picturesque harbour.  There are shoreline activities for visitors including music, dancing, beer tent, refreshments, circus workshops, RNLI Lifeboat and Search and Rescue Helicopter and much much more.

The WightLink ferry docks at Yarmouth so a good choice if you are thinking of visiting the festival

For more information visit this guide to the Isle of Wight

Lovesail will be attending the festival so look out for us and feel free to ask us any questions about the site.

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