Around 70,000 people are expected to head to Ipswich over the next four days to take part in one of the biggest events of the year in our region.
This year's Maritime festival was launched about an hour ago and our Reporter Tanya Mercer was there.
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Some sunny intervals are possible initially this morning but cloud and patchy rain will gradually sweep in as the day goes on.
The final score was Northampton 24 - Saracens 29 at Franklin's Gardens.
The Anglia region looks likely to enjoy a drier and sunnier spring than normal in 2015 although temperatures are near normal.