Navy attraction at Jersey Boat Show
BOAT SHOW: The Royal Navy is set to showcase its latest fleet again at this year’s Barclays Jersey Boat Show, which takes place in and around St Helier Marina and Weighbridge Place from 2 to 4 May.
Among the naval vessels confirmed for the three-day show is the appearance of HMS Tyne, a 79m River Class offshore patrol vessel. Also on show will be two university ships – HMS Ranger, a P2000 Archer Class Patrol Vessel for Sussex University Royal Navy Unit and HMS Trumpeter, a P2000 sea based training vessel for Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit.
Alongside them will be four Offshore Raiding Crafts (ORCS), which are designed for commando insertion and fire support missions along coastlines and river networks.
“The Royal Navy has given us its full support since our inaugural boat show in 2008 and we are delighted that during this 70th anniversary year of the Island’s liberation we will also be welcoming Jersey’s affiliated warship, HMS Iron Duke, as well as many other navy vessels,” said Myra Shacklady, group commercial director, Ports of Jersey.
“Not only will their presence at the show add an exciting element for both locals and visitors, but it is a valuable reminder to us all of the vital work the Royal Navy does in safeguarding our seas,” she added.
Following successful appearances in recent years, the Royal Navy has also confirmed that 815 Naval Air Squadron.
Weighbridge Place will be the setting for the traditional presentation of the ‘Jersey Cup’ on Sunday 03 May to the crew of the visiting fishery patrol ship, HMS Tyne, for its efficient and effective service over the past 12 months.
As the largest free entry event in the Channel Islands, the Barclays Jersey Boat Show gives residents and visitors the opportunity to discover the wealth of maritime activities and services available in the Island. The show will see a mix of watercraft on the pontoons and a varied programme of activities, demonstrations and entertainment both on and off the water as well as exhibitor stalls and catering outlets along the quayside.
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