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Peel Traditional Boat Festival draws to a close

It’s the final day of the Peel Traditional Boat Festival today (Sunday).

The event sees hundreds of old-fashioned craft take part in races and displays, along with boat jumble sails.

This year, insurance problems have meant the competition to build a boat and sail it across Peel Harbour won’t take place.

But organiser Mike Clark says having the Peel Harbour water retention scheme finished makes it a much better event (audio file attached):

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