RSM - Event guide for May 2018

25 April 2018

May is a month more traditonally associated with dancing around a maypole. If you aren't into dancing, then what else can you enjoy when out with RIB Shack Marine this May?  

Hurst Castle Stand Up Paddle Board Event - May 4th & 5th

Pop along to Hurst Castle and join in the fun on the Stand Up Paddle Boarding Event. There are offering a range of activities to suit everyone from novice to seasoned paddler.

Prices are £15 for Adults and £10 for under 16's. This includes 1 Activity of your choice from a 30 min taster for beginner paddlers getting up on a board for the first time, 30 min Improvers for paddlers looking at working on improving there skills, 30 min SUPFit taster (Sat PM) experience a great fitness session on a board.

To purchase tickets please contact The New Forest Paddle Sport Company by clicking the link above. 

Hamble Spring Festival - 5th May

Pop along to the foreshore in Hamble (moor at MDL Port Hamble Marina, 10 minute walk) for Hampshire Farmer's market 5th annual Spring festival.

Thirty Hampshire Farmers’ Market producers will be ready to welcome visitors to this pretty coastal village with delicious food, drink and stunning garden plants. Sample some of the county’s finest gin from Winchester Distillery and Silent Pool Distillers, pick up a pack of Catch Fabulous Fishcakes and take a bite of something sweet from Cupcakes mmm Cookies.

As well as a feast of food and drink, Hamble Sea Scouts will be hosting plenty of activities to keep families entertained, including a chance to try a kayak out on the water. The festival starts at 10am and is completely free. 

Spring Bank Holiday Live Music - May 5th and 27th

This May visit the George Hotel in Yarmouth, IOW for some fabulous live music. 

On Saturday 5th May from 1-3pm  they are holding a Reggae Island Party with Derek Sandy. Enjoy a Caribbean themed BBQ. £25 per person.

On Sunday 27th May  from 7-9pm Groove Union with be playing alongside the serving of a  seasonal supper. £25 per person 

To book call 01983 760331 or

Shamrock Quay Festival - Bank holiday Monday 7th May

Pop along to Shamrock Quay between 10 amd 3 to the festival of the sea. Organised by Hampshire Farmers markets enjoy locally sourced food, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, face painting and live music. 

Mini Steam on the Quay Saturday May 12th

Celebrate the sights, sounds and smells of the age of steam when mini traction engines come to Poole Quay.

You will see some of the most beautiful and detailed mini steam and traction engines, some which have featured on the Discovery Channel, on display and running from 10am-5pm.

Featuring unique mini steam engines, there will be everything to keep steam enthusiasts young and old happy.

Organised by local enthusiast Richard Harvey, the event will include the chance to ride on the special engines.

It's a great, fun day out for the whole family.

Fun On The Water May 12 & 13th 

From 10am - 4pm pop along to Cowes Yacht Haven, for the chance for you and your family to try;

Paddle boarding 

Dinghy & Yacht Sailing

Jet Skis


RIB rides (not that any RIB Shack Marine owners will need this!!) 


and much more!


Learn how to sail and understand the water

Showcasing respected Island boat builders

Find out what The National Coastwatch Institute, HM Coastguard & The Maritime Volunteer Service do

Learn about job opportunities in the marine sector, including case study talks

Demonstrations to include (weather dependent)

Jet Pack demo, Man Overboard retrieval, RNLI events, HM Coastguard helicopter fly past, try your hand at paper yacht racing


RNLI College Food and Drink Festival - May 20th

Join the RNLI between 11-4 to enjoy a variety of locally produced artisan and gourmet brands, delicious free samples, fair-trade goods, live music, FREE entry and FREE parking.

Open Air Cinema - May 25th

Join other MDL berth holders and the general public to enjoy an outdoor movie at Mercury Yacht Harbour, Hamble. The movie will start as soon as the sun goes down so circa 9pm. Berthing is included with RIB Shack Marine - but get their early to stake your spot in front of the BIG screen. Wrap up warm, take a picnic and drinks. The movie they are showing is likely to be Top Gun. Keep an eye on their FB page for further details.

If you know of any events that are too good to miss. Please share them with us.

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