...And model boat racing is among the attractions proving popular
Attendance figures are
looking strong for the Tullett
Prebon London International Boat Show 2013.
total of 6,954 visitors passed through the doors of the show at ExCel
yesterday – 17% up on figures for last year’s figures.
In total, more
than 27,948 people have attended the show since it opened last
Saturday and with three more shows set to open at ExCel
on Thursday, visitor numbers are expected to peak again before it ends on Sunday.
Thursday, anyone who buys a London Boat Show ticket will also be able
to access the London Bike Show, Outdoors and Active Travel shows.
London Boat Show will have the Royal presence of Princess Anne, who
will be presenting the RYA Yachtmaster of the Year award
and visiting various other attractions.
the exhibitors at this year’s show who have noticed a surge in interest from the public
is the Model Yachting Association, which challenges visitors to race
Micro Magics on a large indoor pool.
Tim Long said: ‘On Sunday we turned over 60 skippers an hour for
seven hours – 420 in total.
wasn’t quite as busy but today we’ve already had 90 school children through.
trying to get people interested in radio-controlled model boat
sailing and to offer something a bit different from the rest of the
added: ‘It’s pretty competitive and in the last hour every day we run
an exhibitors challenge, in the style of a Top Gear-time lap.
far James Knight from North Sails is the one to beat with a time of
one minute 49 seconds.’
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