In just two weeks, Southampton will be taken over by a carnival of maritime events to mark the city’s first ever sailing week. To celebrate the inaugural festival, MDL Marinas has thrown its full support behind Southampton Sailing Week, stepping on board as an official partner and providing an exclusive calendar of events for visitors and its members to enjoy.
Taking place between the 24th and 29th May, MDL’s Ocean Village and Shamrock Quay Marinas will be taking part in the heart of the city. Hamble Point Marina and Hythe Marina Village will also be joining the action, bringing together the south coast’s unique sailing history and offering visitors from across the country the chance to experience a wealth of sailing themed activities. From RIB rides and canoeing, to an open air cinema, street parties and fashion shows, there will be something for everyone to enjoy and is an opportunity not to be missed.
Adrien Burnand, Head of Marketing at MDL Marinas, said: “Southampton has a rich maritime history and its inaugural Sailing Week will be a fantastic occasion to bring together sailing enthusiasts and those who are new to the sport. We are delighted to unveil the events we have planned at our Southampton and neighbouring marinas, and would encourage anyone visiting or taking part in the week to make the most of the fantastic activities on offer.”
Chris Rees, Southampton Sailing Week organiser, added: “We’re delighted to have MDL Marinas on board as a partner, helping to make this event a reality for the first time ever. The events they have planned bring together land and sea in perfect harmony, and will capture Southampton’s close relationship with the water.”
MDL’s four participating marinas have each arranged an exclusive calendar of events taking place during the week. The planned events are open for its members and visitors alike to enjoy, all designed to celebrate the unique offering at each marina and showcase the versatility of sailing on the Solent.*
*Select events and activities require tickets and may have age restrictions. To find out more about MDL’s events during Southampton Sailing Week, visit southamptonsailingweek.co.uk and follow on FaceBook and Twitter for the latest news.