Clipper Race helps kick start the PSP Southampton Boat Show

13 September 2014

The south coast’s largest festival of boating got off to a flying start this morning, with the PSP Logistics Clipper 70 taking pride of place at the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show.

This year the festival’s official charity is the Andrew Simpson’s Sailing Foundation, which aims to remember the British Olympic gold medallist and help inspire young people to get involved in sailing.

The Clipper Race will be one of the largest clubs taking part in Bart’s Bash on Sunday 21 September – a global sailing race which aims to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest sailing race in 24 hours (Multiple Venues).

For those interested in seeing what life on board a stripped down racing yacht is like, open boat tours will be available throughout the week, along with recruitment presentations for those interested in taking on the Clipper Race challenge.

Clipper Race Southampton Boat Show event schedule:

-Friday 12 until Saturday 21: 09:30am - 6:30pm

Free, open boat tours of PSP Logistics - berth M150.

Thursday 18: 4:00pm – 5:00pm – PSP Lounge, Mayflower Complex, Mayflower Park

-Ladies Day themed recruitment presentation featuring skipper Vicky Ellis, and former race crew Lindsay Noble, Sophie Hetherton and Della Parsons.

Saturday 20: 12:00pm – 1:00pm- PSP Lounge,

Mayflower Complex, Mayflower Park

-Crew recruitment presentation with Dave Cusworth.

To reserve your place at the presentation, email stating the date you’d like to attend. (Please note you must have a Boat Show ticket to attend).

While you won’t be short of things to do and see, don’t forget to come and say hello to our Official Suppliers who will be showcasing their latest products and promotions at the following stands:

PSP Logistics
Stand E039A

Stand G157

Harken UK
Stand G050

Marlow Ropes Ltd
Stand G114

Ocean Safety
Stand G125

Cummins Onan
Stand E041

Kelvin Hughes
Stand J007

Click here to find out more about the PSP Southampton Boat Show and to buy your tickets.

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