Bournemouth Air Festival Day 3 & Merchant Navy Day Service - Sailing from Poole - Cancelled

Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10:00 - 19:00

We regret to inform that Sunday’s sailing to view the Bournemouth Air Festival has been cancelled. Looking at the weather forecast for tomorrow, our Captain and the Poole Pilot have concluded that conditions would not allow a safe passage. We hope that this early decision will allow time for our passengers to amend travel plans.

Shieldhall will remain open alongside for passengers with tickets to visit for free from 9am – 4pm, also for other visitors (not on the manifest), admission £2.50, accompanied children free of charge.  Tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine and a range of bottled beers / real ale may be purchased. Hot food, including bacon or sausage rolls and quiche, plus cakes (including delicious Caymana Rum Cakes!), New Forest Ice Cream and a range of crisps and confectionery will also be available. The Shieldhall Gift Shop will be open with a new line of souvenirs. The Engine Room, Boiler Room and Bridge will all be open for inspection. 

Given the nature of the cancellation, Shieldhall can offer refunds to ticket holders. However, as refunds will have a severe effect on the trading position of the Shieldhall, we hope you may consider transferring your tickets to another Shieldhall sailing in 2017, or hold them over to a sailing during the 2018 season. Tickets remain available for remaining Shieldhall sailings on  September 4th, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th September 2017 – a detailed description of each cruise can be found at

Please can you contact the Shieldhall Ticket Manager at to advise how you would like to proceed.

We are sorry to have to send this disappointing news, but thank you for your continued support of the Shieldhall and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon.

Kind regards.


Nigel Philpott
Ticket Manager
0844 357 2329