Events 2017

23rd June – Passage Match

An historic annual Thames barge race from Queenborough to Ipswich.


At around lunchtime on Friday 23rd May the barges will arrive at Queenborough and tie alongside the pontoon. The pontoon is open to the public Friday evening between 5pm and 8pm to view these historic barges and talk to the crews.

At lunchtime Saturday the barges depart for some spirited racing to Ipswich.


20th August – RNLI Open Day

The RNLI offshore vessel will be alongside the pontoon from 10am to 4pm. Please come along to meet the crew and look around the Lifeboat.


September 9th & 10th – 2nd Classic Yacht & Motor Boat Festival

Queenborough Harbour Trust are organising a number of events with the purpose of generating interest in boats, boating and our local waters. One of these events will be a classic yacht & motor boat event open to all boats built or designed before 1970. If in doubt as to whether your boat qualifies please send a photo and a short description.

Without classic boats we will not have an event so we are delighted to offer free berthing for up to 3 nights for qualifying boats that register with us before 31st July. Registration is on a first come first served basis and we are able to accommodate approx. 30 boats (depending on size).

The harbour will be open to the public to view boats and meet the skippers and in addition we will be arranging a number of shore based activities.


To register your boat for this event please call 0770 373 2774

or email