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Tokyo 2020 sailing stars to open Southampton International Boat Show

by British Sailing Team 8 Sep 17:53 BST 10 September 2021
Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

The British Sailing Team's Tokyo 2020 stars will officially open the 2021 Southampton International Boat Show on Friday September 10.

Gold medallists Eilidh McIntyre, Stuart Bithell and Dylan Fletcher will be among a host of Team GB sailors attending Mayflower Park for the opening day of the event, which returns after being cancelled in 2020.

The victorious trio will be joined by Team GB teammates Charlotte Dobson, Chris Grube and Alison Young to cut the ribbon on the prestigious event on the main stage at 9.30am.

After a round of media interviews the athletes will head to the Olympic Display in the Dinghy Zone to meet show visitors, talk about their experiences of Tokyo 2020 and show off their medals.

Bithell, who added a gold medal from Tokyo 2020 to the silver he won at London 2012, said: "We can't wait to get to the Southampton International Boat Show and chat to visitors about our time in Tokyo.

"It's a great honour to be asked to open the show, and we're looking forward to seeing everyone there."

On Saturday September 11, McIntyre will return to the show alongside Young and Bithell for a Q&A with RYA Director of Racing Ian Walker at 13:30 on the Foredeck Stage.

The RYA's list of activities can be found at www.rya.org.uk/news/visit-the-rya-at-southampton-international-boat-show

For the full Southampton International Boat Show programme head to www.southamptonboatshow.com

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