Southampton Boat Show 2015

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This year’s Show is a festival of boating fun for all the family. Brand new attractions to enjoy, see and have a go at as well as much loved favourites.
Mixed in with over 100s of exhibitors and 1000s of boats and brands this really is a festival of boating fun for everyone. There are so many ways to get out on the water, whether you are new to boating or an experienced sailor.

 

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The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is the public face of the Royal Air Force. With a trademark combination of close formation flying and dynamic loops and rolls, the team has been displaying since 1965.Through these precision displays, the Red Arrows aim to showcase the professional excellence of the Royal Air Force and represent the United Kingdom at home and overseas.

For 2015, the team’s 51st season, the Squadron is commanded by Wing Commander Martin Higgins and led by a new Red 1, Squadron Leader David Montenegro – one of nine display pilots.

Each of the pilots has previous fast jet operational experience flying the Tornado or the Typhoon, enabling the RAF to secure the skies and protect the nation and its interests, 365 days a year.

 

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Building upon last year’s successful RYA Active Marina Experience, The Royal Yachting Association will once again be offering you the opportunity to refresh your boating skills and gain top tips from expert instructors through their shorebased workshops.

You can take part and learn about:

  • Berthing & Boat Handling
  • Take an introduction to Motor Cruising
  • Spinnakers & Polling Out
  • Short-Handed Man Overboard
  • Powerboat Handling Skills

 

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Members from the Wooden Boatbuilders’ Trade Association (WBTA) are at this year’s Show, presenting a wide variety of boats. The display will cover all types of craft and most methods of construction and provide a stunning backdrop as you enter the show.

 

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After the renovation Earl of Pembroke became a real movie and television star. She featured in a long list of small and big screen projects. In 2012 “Earl of Pembroke” received one of the most romantic additions any sailing ship can have – scarlet sails. This is a tribute to Alexander Grin’s novel, the Scarlet Sails. Those who saw this magnificent ship in its element say that it gained an amazing aura and that it fires watcher’s imagination.

 

Suzuki RIB Experience
For visitors that fancy a blast out on the water at the Show, Suzuki will be running the exhilarating Suzuki RIB Experience. The trips offer a fantastic chance to get out on the water in a 7.8m RIB powered by a flagship Suzuki outboard engine. Visitors simply need to go to the Suzuki stand E056 where the staff will get you out on the next available trip completely free of charge.