RAIDING ~ Morbic-worthy Events & Organisations for any craft Version 15/2/24
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RAIDING - "What is it?"

"A fleet of small boats exploring an inland waterway or coastline over a period of several days"

"A sail-and-oar adventure"

"A leisure pursuit"

For the dynamic short video, see right . -->
(Compiled for Reading Sailing Club presentation Jan 2018)

"Raid (boating)" Wikipedia Definition.


Video Raiding Presentation
What is Raiding?
Video 5:27

Raids and other Morbic-worthy events . A miscellany of Other Possibilities . Some Organisations which run events . Info about Brexit and boating abroad .

Raids and other Morbic-worthy events.

Calendar 2024 - Still evolving - Please let us know if you have any info.

25th Feb. Raid Extreme (Sept), Registration extended to newcomers See below. Limited numbers = Always over-subscribed.
4th March. Registration opens for Dorestad Raid (Sept) See below. Limited numbers = Always over-subscribed.

(Late?) May/June 2024 . Sail Caledonia The Great Glen and Loch Ness . Raid . Stunning scenery (Not cheap!). (We've enjoyed it but clashes with Venice which is warmer!)

Sun (Late?) May 2024 - Venice - Three events in 8 days - Vogalonga (Long Row) + Vela Raid 4-days (Alternate years?) + Velalonga 1-day (Sailing race)

Fri 14th - Sun 16th June 2024 . Falmouth Classics . Races, Parades, Events ashore. Shanty Festival. RECOMMENDED
Then a day later nearby
18th? June 2024 - SW OGA Helford Rally. RECOMMENDED. (Awaiting OGA website update)

??? June 2024. ???] . SeaFairHaven . Maritime Festival. Milford Haven and the River Cleddau.

??? July 2024 - "OGA 60" Cardiff Bay was 2023. .

Fri 12 to Wed 17 July 2024. Brest Massive Maritime Festival (4-yearly). [Temp link]] It's big, REALLY BIG! . Free to participants!
Then nearby
Thurs 18th - Sun 21st July 2024. Douarnenez [New link] Maritime Festival (Alternate years). Free to participants!

[ Sat 10 - Th 15 Aug 2024. Raid to Hel. DCA event. Puck Bay sheltered by the amazingly long and thin Hel Peninsula. Date & details TBC ]

Fr 16 - Sun 18 Aug 2024*.OGA SW Gaffers River Dart Rally. *(According to OGA calendar). RECOMMENDED.

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Sept 2024. Raid Extreme. (Friesland). Annual tour of Lauwersmeer. Race or be leisurely. RECOMMENDED. Numbers limited.
2024 Registration - "Returners" from 19th Jan - Newcomers from Sunday 25th Feb, Sunrise. (PW calc = 07:34 NL = 06:34 UK).
Then nearby
Wed 11 - Sun 15 Sept 2024 - Dorestad Raid 20th Anniversary. Run by Natuuralijk Varen (Natural Sailing). (pics here) - RECOMMENDED. Numbers limited. Always fully subscribed. This year starting at Deventer. Registration Opens 4th March. See these new registration rules to limit numbers!

And many, UK and Europe - Please ask!

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Links to reports of Morbic visits
are below

Falmouth Classics 2022.

Falmouth Classics 2023
& OGA Helford Rally 2023


OGA River Dart Rally 2022.
OGA River Dart Rally 2023.


Dorestad Raid 2022.

Raid Extreme 2023 &
Dorestad Raid 2023

Links to other reports are in
"Voyages of Proteus".

A miscellany of other possibilities. - If you know them or others, Please tell us!

Tues 26 Mar-Mon 1 April 2024]. Escale a Sete (S France). (Mainly large craft? + Includes Sail-and-Oar) (not yet visited)

[30th April - 2nd May 2022.] . Brixham Pirates Festival . (Visited. Don't bother unless you're a "pirate" fan.. No organised sailing)

Wed 8th - Sun 12 May 2024 Fecamp Grand Escale, Normandy. Small dinghies to tall ships. Parades, Music, Exhibitions, etc. (not yet visited)

Thu 9 - Sun 12 May 2024. Pasaia Maritime Festival . Near Bilbao, Spain. (Lovely venue? Lots of on-shore events, minimal organised sailing) (Not yet visited)

Sun 12 May 2024 (Not a raid - Open day at Reading Sailing Club)

La Morue en Fête, Binic, France. 18-21 May 2023. (Maybe mainly shore-baased?) (not yet visited)

Thu 23 - Sun 26 May 2024.2024 . Oostened at Anchor . Maritime Festival . Free to participants! (Not yet visited)

Sat/Sun 25/26th May 2024 . Brixham Heritage Regatta.(is not the similarly named "Rally" in Sept) (not yet visited)

Route du Sable - [June 2022. . 2023 date not known].Two days - Rosnoën to Châteaulin. (not yet visited)

Poole Maritime Festival . June 2023 - Date TBA. (not yet visited)

21 — 23 June 2024.Portsoy (Aberdeenshire) Trad boat festival. (not yet visited)

Fri 5th – Sun 7th July 2024. Mousehole Sea salts & Sail Festival -. (Not yet visited) Looks Morbic-worthy..

[15-19 July 2024 . Dartmouth Classics. Minimum 5.4 metres?]

Fri 19 - Sun 21 July 2024 Bristol Harbour Festival - (A town festival on the harbourside - No organised sailing?) (not yet visited)

Aber Wrac'h [29-31 July 2022] (not yet visited)

Dutch OGA Rally 10th-24th August 2024 Further info awaited. - Drop in en-route back from Hel? - (Raid to Hel above)

9th - 11th August 2024.Cardigan Bay Regatta New Quay (not yet visited)

Thu 29 - Sat 31 Aug 2024. Dartmouth Royal Regatta. includes "gaffers and dinghies". (not yet visited)

Nantes Festival - 28 Aug - 3rd Sep. 2023 (not yet visited)
Festival Les Rendez-vous de l’Erdre – (not yet visited) Jazz et Belle plaisance - Festival - 28 Aug - 3rd Sep. 2023 - Roger Barnes Video - Official video.

[Sail Amsterdam (5-yearly) Next = August 2025]. (not yet visited)

7 Sept 2024. Brixham Heritage Sailing Rally a 1-day event (is not the similarly named "Regatta" in May) (not yet visited)

Entre Terre et Der - 1-3 Oct 2021. (not yet visited)

Tall Ships Network Festivals (boats of all sizes?) (not yet visited)

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< A miscellany
of other

If you know
them or others
Please tell us!


Some organisations which run events .

Dinghy Cruising Association - "Promote the use of sailing dinghies for purposes other than racing".

Old Gaffers Association - "Preserve and encourage interest in gaff, lug and spritsail rig".Calendar.
See South West Gaffers - "Championing all traditional rig sailing in South West England".

UK Home-Built Boat Rally and the UKHBBR Forum.

Natuuralijk Varen - Probably best known for the annual Dorestad Raid (See above).

Federation Voile-Aviron Calendar of events (A few identified for 2024)

Naviguer Autrement - 2023 calendar awaited.

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If you know others Please tell us!

To be researched .

2) 28 September to 6 October 2024 Mainly modern yachts?

3) Rouen. Next is 2027. Minimal potential for Morbics?

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Leftover from earlier years for reference.

15th - 21st May 2023 - Alternate years - Semaine de Golfe. Maritime Festival. Free to participants! A thousand traditional craft enjoy the inland sea, Golfe du Morbihan. (every 2 years) . RECOMMENDED

??? July 2024 - "OGA 60" Cardiff Bay was 2023.

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Brexit & Boating abroad .

Our recent visits from UK to EU (2022 & 2023) have not thrown up significant customs or immigration problems. On one occasion we were waved through without stopping. On another we answered a few simple questions and offered to open the boat's cover.
We suggest - Carry evidence of; (a) the event/s you will be attending, preferably with evidence of accommodation; (b) your return transport booking to the UK including your boat; (c) your boat's insurance and your ownership of it; (d) your driving licence, car insurance and recovery insurance.

Still concerned?

1) Click here and scroll down to "The following is from the EU official website of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION"
It is not a legal document, but is a useful start.
Go on down to "Where can you find the legal texts?"

2) Frequently Asked Questions on: Rules for private boats. Includes links to the legal texts.

3) > Plagiarised from the above > "Where can you find the legal texts?
The legal provisions on temporary admission are found in:
 Articles 250 to 253 of the Union Customs Code (UCC).
(Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code); NB Be careful if you want to print this as the whole of the Code is 160 pages long - print using the menu 'File' and select the pages you want).
 and in particular Articles 207 to 217 of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446 (UCC-DA). (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446 of 28 July 2015); NB Be careful if you want to print from this as the implementing provisions is 613 pages long! - print using the menu 'File' and select the pages you want).
Important Disclaimer ".

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