IWA National Trailboat Festival and Moira Canal Festival report – May 2017

IWA held its 2017 trailboat festival on the northern section of the Ashby Canal between 27th and 29th May 2017, to coincide with the annual Moira Canal Festival. It was a well-attended event, and the Moira section was cruised along its entire length by the twenty-eight visiting trailboats which came from all over the country. The Moira section of canal was also well used by paddle-boarders, canoeists, and, of course, the “Joseph Wilkes” trip boat. The event drew large crowds, who had lots to entertain them on and off the water.