Photo: Sam Kurtul

Highlight of the Southampton International Boat Show for boating sporting enthusiasts is the announcement on opening day this Friday of this year’s British yachtsman of the year, along with the most promising youngster in sailing competition.

The results of an intensive voting campaign by members of the Yachting Journalists’ Association will be revealed at a ticket only gala dinner and awards ceremony supported by MS Amlin, the yacht insurers, at the Grand Café in Southampton at the close of the opening day of the ten day show at Mayflower Park on Southampton’s waterfront.

Until then the prestige titles of the YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year remain a closely guarded secret. Also to be named is the YJA and MS Amlin’s Young Blogger which recognises the talent of aspiring yachting journalists, photographers or film makers.

Media and press can register for press passes for the Show by Clicking Here.

The YJA Membership Card is also totally acceptable for admission to the Show.