Low carbon boating

A ‘green’ boat show is being held at Salhouse Broad in Norfolk on Sunday 13th September.

Boats will be propelled by paddles, pedals, sails, oars, electricity, fuel cells, solar panels and wind turbines from 10 am – 4 pm.

The event is the longest running boat show in the country showcasing green energy, “low carbon” boating and environmentally-friendly practices.

About 1,000 people are expected to turn out for the event where they will be able to take to the water in a wide range of boats including canoes, kayaks, electric, pedal and rowing boats, yachts and dinghies. They will also be able to travel to the show by electric water taxi. A regular return service will run all day from Granary Staithe by Wroxham Bridge, starting at 10.00am.

The Broads Authority will provide practical advice on ways to help improve the quality of water in our rivers and offer free green boating products. One of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s new electric trip boats will be on show and there will be plenty of children’s activities and workshops.

A large marquee will house displays from local companies and environmental organisations while Broadland District Council will promote ways of reducing household energy and give away free energy saving products. A traditional jazz band will provide entertainment and light refreshments will be available.

Admission is £3, including car parking near the broad. The 20 min water taxi trip from Wroxham, including show admission, is £5.

The show is organised by the Electric Boat Association, Salhouse Broad, and the Broads Authority.

For more information visit www.broadsgreenboatshow.co.uk