Boating enthusiasts unite! The annual Narooma Boats Afloat is here once again and if you love boats or sailing in general, then this event is certainly one you shouldn’t miss. This year’s celebration will be held from the 17th – 19th of November on the pristine waters of the Wagonga Inlet in beautiful Narooma. The festival’s organising committee is inviting everyone to participate in this joyous occasion.

First launched in 2006, Narooma Boats Afloat brings together boating enthusiasts from across the country. The organising committee is looking to build on the success of last year’s festival, where more than 50 vessels participated, by making this year’s festival bigger, grander, and more fun than ever.

What To Expect

If you’re wondering what to expect at this year’s Boats Afloat Festival, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Among the highlights of the three-day event are Jim’s welcome BBQ at the boat shed, a morning tea across the inlet, and the festival’s “Grand Parade.” For those with an adventurous and competitive spirit, there’s also the Wagonga Inlet Navigators Challenge, a fun event that will put your navigation skills to the test, as well as the Wagonga Sailing Cup to name a few.

In addition to these activities, visitors and festival goers will be treated to a weekend of great food and great music at the festival. There will be live jazz music performances at the waterfront, and the annual Festival Dinner and Nautical Auction will be back better than ever. According to festival organisers, the Festival Dinner will follow a new format this year. A six-course finger food menu will be provided to allow for more flexibility in seating and in the number of guests wanting to attend.

Lifejacket Servicing in Narooma

If you are coming along to the festival, don’t forget that Sussex Marine has a lifejacket servicing kiosk in Narooma. If you have lifejackets that require servicing and a bit of TLC, don’t forget to bring them with you!

Whether you have lifejackets that needed servicing or you simply want to have a fun weekend with your fellow boating enthusiasts, be sure to save the date and pencil in the 2017 Narooma Boats Afloat to your calendar. This is certainly a once a year event that you don’t want to miss. See you there!