Nautical Festival to throw anchor in St Francis

2015-04-30 17:14

A jam-packed week of entertainment and fun awaits visitors to the annual Nautical Festival in St Francis Bay from April 25 to May 2.

Festival-goers can look forward to great stalls, live music, activities and demonstrations.

“The highlight of the festival is the two-day event hosted at Port St Francis on April 25 and 26,” says St Francis Tourism chairman Brian Codling. “We anticipate that hundreds of fun-seekers will join us for a weekend packed with family entertainment and activities to suit everyone’s taste and pocket.”

Keen anglers will not want to miss the St Francis Festive Fishing Challenge hosted by the St Francis Rod, Reel andamp; Boat Club. Anglers will compete for fantastic prizes for the largest edible fish (rock and surf, river, speak or boat angling) and the largest weighed fish for both adults and juniors under 16.

Entry is free and registration takes place on April 24. To register, contact Tim Christy at 082 569 3750.

The official opening ceremony will kick off with a flag parade by the TS Kromme Sea Cadets at the St Francis Port at 10:00. This will be followed by a special penguin release and demonstration by SANCCOB in celebration of World Penguin Day.

Sport enthusiasts can look forward to a park run at the Links on the Saturday mornings, an open water swim between the Port beach and Granny’s pool, a surfski challenge, colour run, and the Rotary Swimarathon at Liquid Lines in Cape St Francis.

Golfers will take to the St Francis Links Golf course on April 29 during a Par 3 Tournament.

For those looking for gentler pursuits try a canal cruise on the Swan of Brisan or enjoy a sunset or dolphin sea cruise with St Francis Safaris.

Browse the village market on April 25, or enjoy a special appearance by Akrikaans singer Laurika Rauch at Christy’s Catch on May 1.

Finally, kick back and relax at the end of this full week at the international food market in the Village on May 2. The market will feature home-made and artisanal foods for all tas-tes with live music and St Francis hospitality.

“The whole town joins in the festivities at this time,” says Codling. “All our restaurants, shops and sport clubs will be participating in the nautical theme in an effort to ensure visitors and patrons have a marvellous holiday experience, putting St Francis Nautical Festival firmly on the “must-do” list for years to come.”

Children have been well catered for throughout the weekend with an underage disco, fishing and fancy dress competitions, surfing lessons and much more. Another popular draw card will be the NSRI demonstration in the bay.

Plenty of refreshments will be on hand at the various restaurants and tea garden, with DJs and live music in the beer tent to round off each day and Sunday lunch laid back jazz.

Parking is available at the Port, however for those who prefer a “park andamp; ride,” service sponsored by Algoa Nissan will be available between the Village and the Port.

For more information, visit the Facebook Nautical Festival Facebook Page at ww.facebook.com/nauticalcapitalfestival

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