THE popular Dorset Dinghy Day will go ahead this year, and organisers have promised it will be “bigger, better and wetter” than ever before.

The event, which takes place on the River Stour, was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic which hit the world.

However, organisers have confirmed it will go ahead this year on Saturday, August 21.

A spokesperson said: “We’ve been cooped up far too long, gather your friends, grab your flotation devices, because we are heading down to the river for some good old-fashioned fun.

“Dorset Dinghy Day is back with a bang post-Covid and we can’t wait to spend a sunny afternoon drifting down the River Stour with you all.

“As always, this day is focused on enjoying our local environment and surroundings and we want to adopt a ‘leave no trace approach’.

“More details will be released in the coming weeks but please save the date, and expect Dorset Dinghy Day 2021 to be bigger, better and wetter.”