Gloucester Tall Ships Festival this month

Published: Saturday, 11 May 2024

THE Gloucester Tall Ships Festival is taking place again this year.

The festival will take place from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May 2024 at Gloucester Docks with a range of on and off water activities including Tall Ships, live music, street entertainment, food and craft stalls, boat trips and family entertainment.

TallShips11As safe as possible

Canal & River Trust is working with the event organisers to make the ships passage along the canal as safe as possible and as part of this preparation process have identified a number of zones where a tall ship may find navigation more onerous. These zones are generally on the approach to bridges and the outside of bends.

In view of this the trust is asking boaters to take particular care where they moor along the canal and where possible, to avoid these areas. Boaters are also advised that the tall ships may cause significant wash and should consider this when tying up.

The size, manoeuvrability and stopping distance of the tall ships means it is important that their passage is not obstructed, particularly on the approach to the bridges. Please ensure priority is given to the tall ships at all times and follow the advice of Canal & River Trust bridge keepers who will be assisting with passage. If you have a VHS Radio please keep this switched on for regular updates. (Channel 74)

Navigation restriction

Please be advised that there will be navigation restrictions between Llanthony Bridge to Gloucester Lock from 12 noon Friday 24th May to 12 noon Tuesday 28th May due to activities being held on the water.