SEAFAIR HAVEN

2020

FESTIVAL OF THE MILFORD HAVEN WATERWAYS

ANNOUNCEMENT:  DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE SORRY TO HAVE TO POSTPONE SEAFAIR 2020.  AS SOON AS THE PANDEMIC OUTBREAK GUIDANCE IS CHANGED AND THE TEAM FEEL IT WOULD BE RIGHT TO DO SO, FURTHER DATES WILL BE ORGANISED AND COMMUNICATED.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST, WISHING YOU GOOD HEALTH.

 

Seafair Haven is normally a biennial gathering of like-minded watercraft enthusiasts taking place in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire.  It has taken place since 2006 having originally been run by the Port of Milford Haven.  It was taken on by the local Tall Ships (Wales) Trust in 2012 in order to keep the enjoyable sailing event in the calendar and to provide opportunities for local communities in Lawrenny, Pembroke Dock and surrounding areas to enjoy the wonderful waterway on the doorstep.

Traditional-style boats, vintage and contemporary, sail and oar, bilge and fin keel make their way by road or by sea to meet up for a week long programme of sailing, entertainment and relaxation in the upper reachers of the Milford Haven waterway. 

 

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Hosted by local volunteers who are familiar with the tidal waters of the Cleddau and Cresswell rivers and estuary, Seafair welcomes repeat visitors and new friends to follow a gentle daily itinerary to destinations along the waterways with lunches and BBQs plotted in. Evening entertainment is organised including traditional music, poetry, films, dinners and a party or two, based at Lawrenny Arms "The Doghouse" pub, which has a pontoon. 

Popular features include the Pembroke River Run into Pembroke Castle's millpond, catching a pint or two on high water at the ever-popular traditional Cresselly Arms at Cresswell Quay, lunching at Angle Point house, convivial fleet sailing, free sailing days, beautiful campsites and welcoming lunches at waterside pubs and pontoons.

The week culminates in a Parade of Sail where members of the public flock to the waterside to catch a glimpse of the whole fleet sailing together, dockside performance and entertainment take place and ex-RNLI traditional lifeboats provide a colourful attraction for all attendees. 

Despite this year's postponement we are of course still happy to register if you'd be interested to support the event and wait for future dates.  If so, our Booking link below will take you to Brown Paper Tickets where you can register boat and crew for the week's programme.  When the event is reinstated camping is available for tents and campervans at the beautiful temporary campsite overlooking the Haven. In that case, not currently possible, bookings are made directly with the Castle Campsite - Adrian Lort-Phillips - email adrian@lawrennyestate.wales 

For further information Contact:-

Paula Holt
Festival Co-ordinator
Tanyard
Lawrenny
Kilgetty
Pembrokeshire
Email: seafairhaven@gmail.com
Web Address: www.seafairhaven.org.uk