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Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Looks like TWO boat shows next year for London

With a rival to the EXCEL show now seeming to be on the cards for the much-loved old Earl's Court venue next year, I do have a nagging doubt about the sponsor's press release. Whyte and Mackay have confirmed they're putting £1.2m into backing the 'other' boat show. Show organisers announced
"Our sponsors Whyte and Mackay really want to be involved and are keen to promote watersports through all their brands which include Vladivar vodka, Glayva, Isle of Jura and Dalmore whiskies. We also hope to attract the likes of the Volvo Ocean Race organisers and really get them involved in creating interactive features to encourage children to take an active role."
Hmm.

Anyhow, let's hope they go down the road of featuring lots of boats under 10m and plenty of incentives to get new people on the water. EXCEL has become alien to most people's wallets and aspirations. Or maybe the world really is full of millionaires and I just haven't noticed ....

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