Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival

Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival will not be held in 2019. Although, in the harbour the sailing regatta will return as planned.

For more information about the Regatta programme, please contact the Solent Gaffers team at the Old Gaffers Association.

The Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival is a community event run entirely by volunteers, we are nationally recognised and attract thousands of visitors to the Island.

Back in 2017 Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival was a great success, raising money for our chosen charity the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

As ever, we welcomed visitors and islanders alike to come and watch the magnificent Gaff Rigged boats racing in the Solent and brilliantly dressed in the Harbour.

There was plenty of free entertainment onshore with music and street theatre, as well as a variety of international and local stalls selling crafts and wares, a funfair for the children and a fantastic Classic Car display.