We will have a whole host of maritime talks and various experiences available, including:
- Maritime Wood Carver
- Scrimshaw History
- Wooden Boat Builder
- Traditional lobster pot weaving
- Traditional Flag Maker
- Knot Tyers
- Knot Making Machine
- Heritage Sieve & Riddle producer
- River Teign Shellfish Company
- Whaling History
- Maritime Storyteller
- South Devon fever ships talk
- Liverpool Shanty Workshop
- Shanty Talk & Singing
Weather permitting, there will also be Pilot Gig Rowing “taster” sessions over the weekend.
Crab / Lobster pot making (Heritage craft)
This is a family tradition with Dave carrying on from his Grandfather Walter Mears, and his sons Geoffrey and Gerald Mears.
The International Guild of Knot Tyers
Do you know your Prusik from your bowline?
Rope Making Machine
Watch rope being produced before your very eyes!
Johanna Lucretia tall ship
Owned and sailed by the Island trust.
Moored in Teignmouth all over the festival weekend.
MCS Marine Conservation Society
Learn how the Marine Conservation Society, fighting for a cleaner, better protected, healthier ocean.
Mayfly fever ship and other wrecks
Knackered boats and where to find them?
Hull Maritime Poet-in-Residence
River Teign Rowing Club
Weather permitting, there will be Cornish Pilot Gig “taster” sessions.
Laura Courto is currently researching the Scott Polar Research Institute scrimshaw collection and will give a talk on the fascinating way sailors used this to pass the time.
Ebb Tides Seaweeds
Tasting and smelling will bring the talk alive!
Students will be on the beach to welcome in the Johanna Lucretia.
Ship's Figurehead Carving
See some simply wondrous examples and talk to a man with 30+ years of carving them.
River Teign Shellfish
This ever popular local character will be regaling us with stories of mussels and oysters.
Overthrow Riddles & Sieves (Heritage craft)
Steve Overthrow is last wooden sieve manufacturer in UK and will be talking about how sieves are used in Cockle fishing.
South West Maritime Archaeology Group
Ron will talk about the Salcombe Wrecks’ and / or a talk on an Topsham Ketch lost off Salcombe called ‘To Sail no more’
Teignmouth pirate and smuggler's tales
The well known local museum storyteller and expert on Teignmouth history will fascinate us all in her own inimitable style!
Rachael will be presenting a brief history of the South Seas Whale Fishery, with a focus on life below deck as described through the logbooks and journals of those onboard.