Southampton Boat Show
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Gold-medallist sailors open 2012 Southampton Boat Show

The annual Southampton Boat Show has been opened by some of Britain's Olympic and Paralympic sailors.

The event is one of the biggest dates in the boating calendar, with almost 1,000 craft exhibited along 2km of pontoons on the city's waterfront.

It is seen as an important showcase for boat builders and the marine leisure sector, as well as a chance to promote participation in watersports.

The show runs until 23 September.