IT is a free chance to create a real splash at a Hampshire boating mecca.

Hamble Point Marina is hosting an On The Water Weekend event to coincide with a major boat show.

On April 27 and 28 participants will be able to get on the water and try out boating and watersports activities for free.

Dozens of new boats, cruisers and RIBS will be on display on the day while visitors will also get to browse through stands from leading marine companies.