Southampton Boat Show kicks off with Olympic medallists

OLYMPIC medallists and an I’m a Celeb winner kicked-off the 52nd Southampton Boat Show today.

Georgia Toffolo was joined by the British Olympic Sailing Team to officially open the event, which had been cancelled at the 11th hour last year due to the Covid pandemic.

Isle of Wight County Press: Georgia Toffolo (middle) poses for a photograph alongside alongside British Olympic Sailing Team AthletesGeorgia Toffolo (middle) poses for a photograph alongside alongside British Olympic Sailing Team Athletes

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Team GB Athletes Alison Young, Eilidh McIntyre, Dylan Fletcher, Stuart Bithell, Chris Grube and Charlotte Dobson cut the ribbon this morning.

As well as the celebrity guests, and 50ft luxury yachts, crowds were also entertained by James Prestwood, who gave a flyboard demonstration.

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Thousands of revellers will head to Britain’s biggest festival of boating over the next week.

The event is a chance to experience life on the water basically. Whether you’re a serious boat buyer, water sports enthusiast or just want to bring your family for a day out, there’s loads of opportunities to get afloat.

A wide variety of marine brands on land and in Europe’s largest purpose-built marina showcase everything from stand-up paddleboards, sail boats and superyachts – everyone can get out on the water; and it’s easier than many might think. There’s a craft or boat for everyone!

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