There’s something for everyone on the Foredeck Stage at Southampton International Boat Show 2022 – Sail World Cruising

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There’s something for everyone on the Foredeck Stage at Southampton International Boat Show 2022

by British Marine 3 Sep 10: 39 UTC 16-25 September 2022

Foredeck Stage – Southampton International Boat Show 2022 © British Marine

From expert advice about how to buy a boat through to insider insight into the making of the famous ‘Swallows and Amazons’ feature film, the Foredeck Stage in the Southampton International Vessel Show has a packed schedule of daily talks.

With each session lasting half an hour, the Foredeck Stage, surrounded by bars and food outlets, is the perfect place with regard to visitors to sit and relax and enjoy informative, amusing and inspirational speaks from a variety of speakers.

For those looking from ways to get upon the water, there will be holiday-enticing talks from Barry Nielsen, founder of Sailing Holidays, about exactly how to book and enjoy a flotilla, while Southampton Football Club legend, Franny Benali MBE, shares the story of his boating journey from ‘zero in order to hero’.

For all those seeking more challenging adventures, Will Croxford and fellow challengers, will be describing their adventures in the particular upcoming Global Solo Challenge and inspiring others to sign up for the 2023 event. Andrew Curtis will describe his epic expedition taking part in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Rowing Problem while Andrew Bedwell describes his solo attempt across the Atlantic in the World’s smallest boat. The ‘In our Element’ Atlantic rowers, who are taking on the ‘world’s toughest row’ will also be on stage joined by Professor Andy Pickford from the Centre regarding Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth, who will be talking about his fascinating enzyme research which will be leading to incredible developments in being able to break down non-renewable materials.

The intriguingly titled talk ‘Satellites to Frying Pans’ by round the world sailor Stokey Woodall discusses when things go wrong with navigation systems and just how to overcome this. Along with more than 300, 000 nautical miles under his belt, Stokey will show the audience how in order to navigate with a frying pan and tell the time by the stars.

There’s advice about how to buy a boat including leasing, finance, plus part-ownership options from industry experts within the Uk Marine followed by an open question and answer session with the audience, through to understanding the importance of having a boat survey, and technical information about the best way to protect your boat using West System epoxies, and how to retrofit electrical engines.

The particular Cruising Association will take in order to the stage to explain how they help sailors make the most associated with being on the water, plus to share key information about Channel Crossing Paperwork Procedures, with members detailing their own personal experiences and tips to make it easier. Expert sailor man and journalist Duncan Wells will be delivering their entertaining and informative session on ‘how to cast off and come alongside the stress-free way’.

Premier Marinas will certainly explain their 360-marina experience, and there’s a myriad of experts talking regarding equipment on board – from the right and wrong way to fit a diesel heater, rope safety, and the correct set up and uses of Automatic Identifications System (AIS) and Digital Selective Calling (DSC). With safety always a key subject, there will be talks about what you need to carry in a life raft, and representatives from the Department associated with Transport will explain about how to safely dispose of flares. The RYA will explain the safety benefits of its SafeTrx system.

Tuesday 20 September is Careers Day at the display, and talks will include UKSA’s Ben Willows explaining his inspirational journey through watersports instructor to Chief Executive. Ben Sutcliffe-Davies, may take to the stage to explain the role of a marine surveyor, and how to become one. Plus, a practical demonstration of skills followed by a question plus answers session with associates from the International Boatbuilding Training College.

On Wednesday 21, the particular focus is on the environment, with a series of interesting and thought-provoking talks including how to ‘sail without stowaways’, and a session on boat abandonment and its impact on the environment. The Green Blue can be launching its Environmental Pledge, and World Sailing will be talking regarding the life cycle of marine products and equipment. Representatives from the LIFE ReMEDIES team will become outlining this four-year marine conservation project to restore sensitive seabed habitats.

The role plus opportunities for Women within Marine is highlighted upon Thursday 22 September along with talks from influential and inspirational women from the particular marine sector, panel discussions and a ‘Women in Marine’ networking event, with canapes along with a glass of ‘bubbles’. Friday 23, sees the stage opened for clubs and class associations, interspersed with lively and popular talks from famous mariners including the ever-amusing Tom Cunliffe, that will also be speaking throughout the week about ‘Choosing the right boat for you’. There will be a further opportunity in the afternoon to get to know the associations with a number of talks from groups within the sector.

Head over the Foredeck phase throughout the week and take pleasure in a whole host associated with engaging, entertaining and educational talks. View the full schedule here

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