The official opening ceremony will see the six Olympians taking centre stage at 9.30am to open the 52nd Southampton International Boat Show and the public will have the chance to rub shoulders with the sailors and see their winning boats up close at the show.
Appearing at the much-anticipated event will be 49er Gold medallists Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell, and 470 Women Gold medallist Eilidh McIntyre along with 49er FX Charlotte Dobson, 470 Chris Grube and Laser sailor Ali Young.
The event will provide a chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity for fans and budding young Olympic sailors of the future to meet the team and find out about their Tokyo 2020 success.
As well as meeting the celebrated athletes, the show offers more than 500 boats and 350 marine brands for visitors to check out against the stunning backdrop of Europe’s largest, purpose-built marina.
The Show is for everyone to enjoy – not just boat enthusiasts – and visitors can explore five different zones, featuring interactive attractions, live music and displays, as well as the latest technological innovations.
The 52nd edition of the show sees the addition of brand new zones tailored to Watersports, Dinghy, Classic & Day Boat and On The Water activities alongside the Festival Green which is perfect for relaxing, grabbing a refreshment and soaking up the atmosphere. The Show offers visitors the opportunity to indulge in their passion for the water. Whether you’re a watersports enthusiast, boating newbie or a seasoned sailor, there is something for everyone.
Guests can enjoy an array of on-the-water experiences, from trying paddleboarding, to enjoying an exhilarating trip on
Building on existing environmental initiatives, the Southampton International Boat Show has asked exhibitors to commit to an environmental pledge that helped the 2019 show divert over 7.5tons of waste from landfills. This includes a ban on all plastic straws, single-use plastic and the new provision of e-tickets.
An Environmental Award will also be presented to recognise brands who have gone above and beyond to reduce their environmental impact and introduce sustainable working practices.