Show opens tomorrow

The Jersey Boat Show opens tomorrow promising to be ‘bigger and better than ever before’.

After opening at 1000, the ribbon will be cut at noon on the New North Quay by a cast of dignitaries, including the commanding officers of HMS Severn and HMS Raider, in a ceremony that also includes the hoisting of the show’s official flag, designed by competition winner, 10-year old Angus Montgomery.

HMS Severn is the show’s star attraction and the 79-metre offshore patrol vessel is open for viewing all weekend. Other boats on show include HMS Raider and historic French sailing vessel, Fleur De Lampaul (pictured).

Myra Shacklady, commercial director for the Port of Jersey, said: ‘There will be more than ever before to do and see at the Barclays Wealth Jersey Boat Show.

‘The marina will be awash with more than 70 yachts and craft on display as well as open for the public to step onboard and view. Our new Outdoor and Active Zone promises to be a popular attraction for all ages, with Team Extreme undertaking various demonstrations throughout the weekend.’

The free show runs for three days and will have more than 100 traders on show.

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