PBO regrets that we are unable to bring readers our usual show map and standfinder guide

London

Boat Show will be celebrating its Jubilee anniversary when it is held from 4-12

January 2014.

Thousands

of people are expected to attend the nine-day event at the ExCel exhibition

centre and Royal Victoria Dock, to peruse almost 1,000 new and used boats of

all sizes, plus hundreds of stands offering new products, charters, chandlers

and marine clothing.

Free,

practical Royal Yachting Association (RYA) ‘Active Marina Experience’ workshops

are back by popular demand – for advance bookings email: Bookings@which-marina.com

The

PBO team will be on stand C162, the World Cruising Club is presenting an

Adventurous Cruising Zone and a Watersports Pool will offer free taster

sessions.

The

second annual Fine Art Sails regatta, held on 4-5 January, will see Olympic and

world-class sailors race Star keelboats decorated with original artwork. Three

of the sails are being designed by UK school children in memory of Olympian and

America’s Cup sailor Andrew Simpson, who tragically died in May 2013.

Sir Ben Ainslie and his 72ft catamaran will also be at the show.

The five-time Olympic

medallist and America’s Cup winner will attend on Wednesday 8

January to take part in a question and answer

session on the J.P. Morgan BAR AC45 stand G28O at 11.30am.

His J.P.Morgan BAR AC45 catamaran will be on display for the full nine days.

PBO regrets that we are unable to bring readers our usual show map and standfinder guide this year in our January issue, following a British Marine Federation decision not to allow third parties to publish a detailed map of the show site.

www.londonboatshow.com

Pictures credited to onEdition