The NE1 Marina is back in action for the summer, and to celebrate NE1 has teamed up with the North East Maritime Trust to bring a collection of classic boats to the Quayside on August Bank Holiday weekend.

The Marina will welcome more than 20 vessels- including the Faramir (1982), one of the largest wooden yachts ever built and the Reaper (1902) to the Tyne from August 29 to 31, promising a wonderful showcase of maritime history. Members of the public will be invited on to walk around the Reaper.

The event will also feature skiff racing on Sunday and an exhibition of the boats’ history on the Quayside.

On Sunday there will be three skiff races for up to 6 boats:
14.00hrs                    Open
14.30hrs                    Mixed
15.00hrs                    Scratch (one person picked at random from each team)

The teams will be (tbc):
Alnmouth                                           Gosforth
Amble                                                Gateshead
Whitburn                                            Blyth

Enjoy live music playing both days 12-3pm.