Next boat show, please

Before the embers of the Earls Court Boat Show have stopped glowing, the next London show is being talked up.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Geoff Holt, Adrian Flanagan and Mike Golding will all talk about their adventures at sea on stage at the ExCel Boat Show from 11 to 20 January.

Experts from the Port of London Authority and the Marine & Coastguard Agency who will talk about what their jobs entail.

There will also be a Boat Review 2007 – a boating montage of the year projected on the main stage’s big screen. Footage will bring 2007 to life reliving the highs as well as the lows, the excitement, the drama at sea and the awards our sailing heroes have won and lost. It will feature special guest appearances from some of the biggest names in sailing.

Visitors to the Show will get the unique opportunity to hear about the restoration of the Cutty Sark, which is being painstakingly rebuilt using both state of the art technology and centuries old techniques, after the devastating fire that nearly destroyed her earlier on this year.

Inspiring sailors of the future, the coveted Raymarine Young Sailor of the Year Awards will be announced on Saturday 12th January at 4pm live from the Main Stage. Olympic hopefuls from Skandia Team GBR will also take to the stage to talk about their gruelling preparations for the forthcoming Games in Beijing.

Exhibitors, companies and individuals interested in being a part of this feature should register their interest with Origin ID as soon as possible by calling 01920 873035 or emailing

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