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CLOSE ISLAND TIES TO SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW

pspboatshowIsle of Wight based charity The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is to be presented with a cheque on one of the exhibitor’s stands at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show, due to take place later this month.

On the first day of the show Ocean Safety have arranged a cheque presentation on their stand G125 where a representative from the EMCT will be on hand to receive it.

As well as sponsoring the Southampton Boat Show and Island young sailor Natasha Lambert PSP Logistics, which has an office in Cowes, has sponsored one of the boats in the recent Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Now a rare opportunity to experience life below deck on Team PSP Logistics, the 70-foot yacht that’s just circumnavigated the planet awaits you at this year’s Boat Show.

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There will be the chance to get on board the Clipper Race yacht and find out what it takes to compete in the only race that allows amateur sailors to circumnavigate the globe. Team PSP Logistics and Clipper Race crew fresh from racing round the world will be at the Show.

Following the untimely death of Andrew Simpson, whilst training for the America’s Cup last year, the Andrew (Bart) Simpson Foundation was set up in his name. Now the foundation is undertaking a Guinness World Record attempt. At the PSP Southampton Boat Show you are  invited to join in and take part in this attempt ‘Bart’s Bash’ by taking part in the Battle of the Classes Pursuit Race. In association with Yachts and Yachting and Active Nation the winner of the event will win an RS Tera.

Following the Pursuit Race format, the first race will start at 13:00 on 21st September. Competitors will launch from the nearby Southampton Water Activities Centre and will be competing on a course laid just off the boat show marina. Each class will be represented by just two boats so standards will be high with each class competing to show who is best.

After the success of the Vue Big Wheel being at Cowes for AAM Cowes Week, the wheel will now be at Southampton for the PSP Boat Show.

This year’s show commences on Friday 12th September which is preview day and runs until Sunday 21st September at Mayflower Park, Southampton.

Report and photograph thanks to Alan and Suzanne Whitewood

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