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|Jersey Boat Show|
|Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:00|
The three-day Barclays Jersey Boat Show, which takes place in and around St Helier Marina over May Bank Holiday Weekend, will this year run between 4-6 May.
Now in its sixth year, the show has grown steadily in popularity and regularly attracts up to 30,000 visitors over the weekend. It is now the largest free maritime event in the Channel Islands. 2013’s show once again promises free admission and a full programme of activities both on and off the water, suitable for all ages.
Former UK Yachtsman of the Year and internationally respected disabled mariner, Geoff Holt MBE, All at Sea columnist, has once again agreed to attend this year’s show and aside from the activities he will be participating in on behalf of Wetwheels Jersey – the beneficiary charity selected by the show’s main sponsor, Barclays – Geoff has agreed to officially open the show on the Saturday, along with other invited guests.
Wetwheels Jersey is a local charitable trust that was established in 2012 to raise funds and develop boating opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged islanders using its own specially adapted powerboat, which is currently under construction. A similar Wetwheels craft, commissioned by Geoff, took part in last year’s show during which time over 80 disabled islanders of all ages, their parents and carers enjoyed free trips out to sea.