Matt Baker was joined by Olympic Gold medallist, Iain Percy OBE, where the duo greeted the Show’s first guests this weekend. As an ambassador to the Show’s official charity, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, Sir Iain Percy comments on the Show’s support: “I’ve been blown away by all the support the charity has already managed to achieve. Working with the PSP Southampton Boat Show now offers us a great opportunity to attract even more young people to sailing.”
Inspired by double Olympic medallist Andrew “Bart” Simpson, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation helps young people to develop the personal skills that will improve their ability to succeed in life and to improve access to jobs and careers within the maritime sector.
As one of Europe’s biggest outdoor boat shows, visitors of the PSP Southampton Boat Show will be treated to an array of exciting attractions, exhilarating experiences and world-class boats, all set against a stunning backdrop of the Show’s spectacular marina.
Visitors to this year’s boating festival will see hundreds of world-class boats, brand new attractions such as the Boat Show Eye and will have a number of opportunities to get out on the water to try out boats and watersport activities for themselves. Whether it’s going out on an exhilarating Suzuki RIB Experience ride, having a go in the Challenge 72, or climbing aboard the historic tall ship Phoenix, there is something for everyone, children and adults alike, to have a go at.
Matt Baker, TV Presenter said, “I am very passionate about the great outdoors and looking for adventure, so I’m very excited to be part of the PSP Southampton Boat Show this year. I have always wanted to visit the Show and as a sailing novice it’s the perfect opportunity to get some more experience out on the water. I’m looking forward to seeing all the wonderful attractions at the Show.”
Tickets to the PSP Southampton Boat Show start from £15 per adult with concessions available for over-60s, disabled visitors and groups of 10 people or more. Two children under the age of 15 go free with each paying adult.
Boat show follower views at the ILBC and advanced tickets can be purchased from www.southamptonboatshow.com.