Nautical but nice

Rye Maritime Festival.'11.08.13.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY
Rye Maritime Festival.'11.08.13.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY

RYE Maritime Festival was a huge success on Sunday with hundreds packing onto Strand Quay to admire boats dressed in their finery and enjoy a host of entertainment including live music and displays.

The Festival was in doubt earlier this year but a big local effort averted a fund raising crisis .

The sun shone throughout the afternoon and the event attracted big crowds from outside the Rye area including shanty singers and a drumming group from Hastings.