What happened in 2017.
The sun shone, the traders set up a full house, the visitors started queueing before 0900, the gates opened at just before 1000 (early as the queue stretched to the end of the road.
We had around 1200 visitors, all left with armfuls of bargains.
All visitors and traders that I spoke to said they gas a good day and many have enquirer about 2018. Likely date will be Sun 15 April.
Sunday 9 April 2017
Work is well underway for the 2017 Jumble. We have our first traders booked already and are hoping for a record turnout in 2017 - both Traders and visitors.
All proceeds will go to the club development fund and towards a slipway for the benefit of our younger sailors.
In 2016, we had to refuse last minute bookings as all pitches were filled. Unfortunately a few didn't turn up on the day. In 2017, pitches will not be reserved until paid for.
Pitch prices and gate entry costs have been held the same.
Fingers are already crossed for the weather.
We are hoping for a similar influx of people through the gate from 1330 to 1430.
An application form for the Jumble can be found on the Traders page
2 pitches left*. (48 booked & paid already)
1 car boot space (2m x 2m) left
If you want a pitch, please book soon to avoid disappointment.
What happened in 2016?
The weather was much kinder than 2015 and we had many more Traders . All pitches were taken, although space was left due to a couple of Traders not turning up on the day. We had around 1200 visitors through the gate, starting with a queue of around 100 people before the gates opened at 1000. Many people left with armfulls of gear only to return for more. There was an influx of people through the gate from 1330 to 1430, just when we thought things were starting to quieter down.
Work has already started on planning for the 2017 Jumble.
Welcome to the Irish Boat Jumble
Sunday 10th April 2016
Hosted by Carrickfergus Sailing Club
Gates open at 10am
Entry Fee £4/€5 - under16s free when accompanied by an adult.
Euros will be accepted for entry and purchases in the club
All other regional variations of Sterling also accepted.
If you do it in, on, under or near the water, this is the place to get a bargain!
For the third time Carrickfergus Sailing Club is hosting the Irish Boat Jumble. Having hosted the Jumble in 2014 and 2015 we are determined to make it bigger and better in 2016. We will be investing heavily in the advertising of the event. Many of the regular Traders will be attending in 2016 along with some new ones and others who haven't been for a few years. Any income raised will go towards the develpoment fund for finishing the replacement clubhouse following the devastating fire in June 2012.
We look forward to meeting up with all our old friends on 10 April.
Car boot pitches will again be available for Members and there will be a few for non members. Please book asap to avoid disappointment.
What happened in 2015
For 2015 we had roughly the same number of Traders including most of the English visitors (one was unable to attend due to personal reasons).
At 0600 on the Sunday morning as the Traders were arriving and setting up stalls, the rain was beating down. One of the Traders gave up and left at 0945 as there seemed to be no sign of the rain clearing.
However, as the gates opened at 1000, the rain actually stopped - and stayed away for most of the day apart from one or two short showers.
A slightly smaller queue had formed at the gate as many people stayed in their cars until the gate opened).
People spent the day going back to their cars with armfuls of gear-lifejackets, anchors, anodes, fenders, inflatables, shoes etc. etc. There were many bargains to be purchased. I bought a great pair of really high quality deck shoes for £25 (as the shoes I was wearing were soaking).
At around 1500 hrs the Traders began packing up. All seemed to have a good days trading despite the weather and said they would return next year.
Watch the website for details.
What happened on the day?
Sunday 13th April was a breezy but dry day. All pitches were taken. We will have more space available in 2015 (approx. 47 pitches) now that the rebuild has been long completed. It was great to see 5 of our mainland trading friends at the event. We had just under 1,000 visitors through the gate most leaving with armfulls of gear. Work is progressing well for the 2015 jumble on 12 April. 21 pitches have already been taken. Watch this space for further info.
Gates open in