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Classic Boat Festival - St Katharine Docks

St Katharine Docks will again be hosting the Classic Boat Festival as part of the Totally Thames Festival. The Classic Boat Festival 2019 will take place over the weekend of 6-8 September 2019. It will be the 10th edition of the event.

The aims of the Classic Boat Festival are again two-fold; a reunion event for the owners of Classic Boats and their crews, and a public celebration of the maritime heritage of Classic Boats and St. Katharine Docks.

6. September 2019 (All day) - 8. September 2019 (All day)

75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Antwerp - 6 to 8 September 2019

On September 3rd, 1944 General Montgomery ordered General Dempsey, head of the British 2nd Army, to occupy Antwerp. The 11th Armoured Division did just this on September 4th.
In September 2019 Antwerp will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation and the ADLS have been invited to join that event.

Planning for this event is at an early stage. Skippers interested in taking their Little Ship to Antwerp for this event should register their interest with the Hon Events Secretary events@adls.org.uk.

6. September 2019 (All day) - 8. September 2019 (All day)

Visit to Portsmouth Harbour and the Royal Yacht Squadron

On Monday June 3rd Veterans of the D-Day landings will travel to Normandy aboard a commercial ferry. The ferry will be escorted out of Portsmouth Harbour by classic vessels of the period and the ADLS has been invited to take part in this 75th anniversary event. Prior to this event the Little Ships will be on display in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
After the event it is hoped the Little Ships will visit the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes.

1. June 2019 (All day) - 5. June 2019 (All day)

Veterans Cruise

The Annual Veterans Cruise will take place from Thames Motor Yacht Club, Hampton Court over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd September. Over 20 Little Ships are expected to support this important event.

On Saturday 1st September Little Ships will depart Thames Motor Yacht Club around 1300 and head downstream for a short service at the Dynamo memorial at Teddington Lock (around 1400). Little Ships will continue downstream and turn at Richmond before returning to TMYC. Veterans from the Falklands and other conflicts will be hosted.

1. September 2018 (All day) - 2. September 2018 (All day)

Commemorative Cruise 2018

In 2018 the Little Ships will return to Ipswich for the annual Commemorative Cruise.
Further details are available from the Hon Events Secretary email events@adls.org.uk .

25. May 2018 (All day) - 28. May 2018 (All day)

Annual Veterans Cruise

The 2017 Veterans Cruise will take place over two days with up to 20 Little Ships based at Thames Motor Yacht Club, Hampton Court. Veterans from the Korean War, the Falklands, war widows and others will join the Little Ships on Saturday. On Sunday the Little Ships will carry Veterans from WWII including Dunkirk Veterans, Normandy Veterans, Arctic convoy Veterans, Costal Forces Veterans and – for the first time ever – ladies who served in the WRENS during WWII.

2. September 2017 (All day) - 3. September 2017 (All day)

'DUNKIRK' the Movie

'Dunkirk' will be released in theatres on July 21, 2017. Director Christopher Nolan has assembled a number of notable names for his upcoming (and first) war movie, chief among them being Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Harry Styles.

Also starring a number of the Association's Little Ships including Hilfranor, Nyula, Elvin, Papillon, MTB102, Caronia, Mary Jane, Endeavour, New Britannic, Mimosa, RIIS I and Princess Elizabeth.

21. July 2017 (All day) - 1. July 2018 (All day)

Thames Traditional Boat Festival Friday 14th - Sunday 16th July, Fawley Meadows, Henley - on - Thames

17 Little Ships are registered to attend this not-to-be -missed event on the banks of the River Thames at Henley. Little Ships will sail past on each day of the Festival at a time to be confirmed in the programme. However it is expected that the sail past will be mid afternoon.

The Association is particularly pleased to welcome 'Anne' and 'Deenar' after lengthy restoration.

14. July 2017 (All day) - 16. July 2017 (All day)

Veterans Cruise

As in the past several years the Veterans Cruise will take place over two days and be based out of Thames Motor Yacht Club.

Saturday 5th September sees the Little Ships departing TMYC close to Hampton Court at 1300 with Veterans from the Korean and Falklands campaigns along with War Widows and members of the Not Forgotten Association. The Little Ships will pass through the Barge Lock at Teddington around 1400 and head down stream to the Richmond barrier where they will turn to head back to TMYC.

5. September 2015 - 12:00 - 6. September 2015 - 12:00

Sail Amsterdam

It is anticipated that several Dunkirk Little Ships will attend.

For further details see http://www.holland.com/uk/tourism/article/sail-amsterdam.htm

19. August 2015 (All day) - 23. August 2015 (All day)

THE ST KATHARINE DOCKS CLASSIC BOAT FESTIVAL 2014

Central London boating destination St Katharine Docks is hosting its annual event, The St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival during the weekend of 13th – 14th September 2014, 11am-6pm.

A collection of vessels including Dunkirk Little Ships, Thames sailing barges, steam tugs, Bermudian sloops, and wooden river cruisers will be present and this popular event is certain to be another exciting showcase of historic and classic sail and power vessels. Several vessels will be open for guided tours within the central marina and there will also be various dockside attractions.

13. September 2014 - 11:00 - 14. September 2014 - 18:00

Commemorative Cruise 2014 - Chatham, Kent

The 2014 Commemorative Cruise will see the Little Ships visiting Chatham on the River Medway. Over 20 Little Ships are expected to attend from the Medway, Thames, South and East Coast.

Little Ships will be mooring on the Home & Communities agency (HCA) pontoon which is located in Basin 1 by the HMS Chatham Bridge, access to the pontoon will be through MDL Chatham Maritime Marina lock on River Medway.

The programme of event will be as follows:

Friday 23rd/Saturday 24th - Dunkirk Little Ships arrive in Chatham
Saturday 24th - Free day

23. May 2014 (All day) - 26. May 2014 (All day)

Ostende voor Anker

Little Ships are invited to attend Ostend at Anchor. Details from the official invitation are shown below.
Skippers are requested to register their interest in attending with the Commodore.

The Festival – which has a reputation for being probably the most participant user-friendly in Europe, opens daily from 1000 hrs until 2000 hrs and has three popular aspects:

29. May 2014 (All day) - 1. June 2014 (All day)

Thames Festival 2013, St Katharine's Dock, 14/15th September, 2013

Little Ships are invited to join the festivities planned for the Thames Festival over the weekend on 14/15 September, 2013. Further details will be posted as they become available.

14. September 2013 (All day) - 15. September 2013 (All day)

Veterans Weekend

With the support once again of Thames Motor Yacht Club, the Royal Navy and Weybridge Mariners Club a weekend of events on the lower Thames will be held to honour the Veterans of past conflicts.
Saturday will see Veterans from the South Atlantic conflicts joining the Little Ships. Whilst on Sunday we will pay tribute to the Veterans from the Second World War.

7. September 2013 (All day) - 8. September 2013 (All day)
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