Blessing of the Fleet

Saturday 27 July

Annual commemoration and entertainment


This annual commemorative service is to remember those who have lost their lives at sea, and to remind us all of the role of the fishing industry in our community.

Hundreds gather at the waterfront and the inner harbour is filled with fishing boats for the moving ceremony, which ends with the release of doves.

After a sail-past the festivities begin, with music, a ‘catch of the day’ auction and on-water demonstrations. Programme of events available on the day.

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Entry is free, with a collection for the Seafarers’ Trust.




Event Programme available on the day