Organisations 2017

Without the help of numerous organisations the Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival would not happen.

So we would like to thank the following for their support.

Ilfracombe Dive Club.

As at the last Festival, the Ilfracombe Dive Club have allowed us to use their premises as the Festival office. They will be opening their bar and serving refreshments as well as putting on a fabulous display of ‘found objects’ and some underwater videos – well worth seeing.

Ilfracombe Yacht Club

Ilfracombe Yacht Club will be hosting their ‘All things Crab’ on the Saturday. Dressed crab, crab sandwiches crab lasagne. Be sure to drop in. They are also hosting Y-Sail – If you are keen to sail or even if you are just wishing to have ago then we have fantastic facilities within Ilfracombe were you can learn to sail in toppers, pico’s and a laser 13. Come to Larkstone beach from 1pm for sailing between 2pm and 4pm.


Pip and Jim’s

Pip and Jim’s church will be decorating the church with a Maritime theme and holding a special service on the Sunday morning plus we will be using their Hall to hold an art exhibition and sale over the weekend in conjunction with Ilfracombe Art Trail. Come along and grab yourself a maritime art treasure.

Ilfracombe Sea Cadets

Ilfracombe Sea Cadets will be offering a variety of hands-on activities over the weekend.

S&P Fisheries

S&P Fisheries will be demonstrating the art if fish filleting, preparation and cooking. Be sure to have a look and sample the finest, locally caught fish.

Combe Martin Sea Angling Club

Combe Martin Sea Angling Club will be on the pier offering tuition and guidance for young and old alike. Go cast a line.

Sea Watch Foundation

Sea Watch Foundation ‘SEA WATCHING. Join Chris and Sharron, North Devon coordinators for the Sea Watch Foundation. We’ve been monitoring the local Harbour Porpoise population from Capstone Point for the last 12 years and have recorded almost 2000 porpoises in that time. As well as the porpoises we regularly see grey seals and the many seabirds that can be found in the Bristol Channel. We may also see Ocean Sunfish that make their way up the channel in summer and there’s even a chance of spotting a dolphin or 2. We never know what we’ll see, even whales. In 2010 a pod of 3 Orcas was seen from Oldenburg on her trip to Lundy! You may even want to become a volunteer with Sea Watch yourself and record sightings of the wonderful wildlife round our coast. So join us at the top of Capstone, (look for the Sea Watch banner at the flagpole), between 1pm and 4pm on both SeaIlfracombe days.

Ilfracombe Holiday Park

The entertainment team from Ilfracombe Holiday Park will be supporting the Festival with appearances by their events team. Expect to see special characters strolling around ready to have photos taken. Plus special performances by the ‘Wild Bunch’.