Dovey Yacht Club invite you to join a parade of boats, or River Pageant, on the Dyfi estuary.
The event is free of charge and is open to all types of boats; sailing dinghies, rowing boats, motor boats, speed boats, PWCs, including canoes, kayaks and SUPs etc. Maybe deck out and decorate your boat with colorful bunting and flags and dress retro / 1950’s to fit the occa-sion. Our aim is to have at least 70 vessels in the parade, 1 boat for every year of Queen Elizabeth’s long reign.
Boats are to assemble west of the 4-knot yellow speed limit from 11.45 and be ready to pro-ceed at 12.00 noon past the jetty and into Church Bay. The start signal will be given from the Dovey Yacht Club balcony, the club hooter being sounded by Commodore Desmond George. All boats shall proceed in single file behind the lead boat which will be the Aberdyfi RNLI Life Boat. Canoes and Kayaks and SUPs are invited to join the Pageant from the beach, after the motor boats have passed by.
This River Pageant was held in Aberdyfi in June 1897, for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, so we will be maintaining a most historic tradition.
The wonderful Abergynolwyn Silver Band will provide music as the boats parade past the jetty.
1. Date: Sunday 5th June 2022
Low 07.14 (1.4m)
High 12.49 (4.1m)
Low 19.19 (1.6m)
Tidal range 2.5m
3. Boat assembly time: 11.45.
4. Boat assembly location: west of yellow 4 knot marker,
5. Pageant start time. 12.00 – DYC hooter.
6. Tide at start: approx. 1 hour before high slack.
7. Finish point: In Church Bay opposite Saint Peter’s.
8. Lead vessel: RNLI Life Boat
9. Max speed: 4 knots, motor gives way to rowers & sail.
10. Harbour rules apply at all times.
11. Sequence of boats: RNLI LB, 2nd rowing boats, 3rd sailing dinghies, 4th PWC / jet skis, 5th motor boats, then canoes, kayaks, SUPs.13.
12. All persons taking part in this open public event do so at their own risk