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The Southampton Boat Show is underway

Fans of all things nautical - will be heading to the Southampton Boat Show at Mayflower Park over the next ten days. Everyone from Olympic gold medallists - to weekend sailors - will be taking to the water.

The event was opened by the actress Michelle Keegan. Sally Simmonds was there.

Michelle Keegan opens Southampton Boat Show 2016

Michelle Keegan sets things off at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show

The actress and former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has opened proceedings at this year's Southampton Boat Show in Hampshire.

'Speech, speech' Michelle Keegan says a few words to mark boat show launch

“I am thrilled to be opening the Southampton Boat Show this year. As an avid fan of all types of activity on the water, I’m really excited to spend some time at the Show, soaking up the atmosphere and experiencing some of the brilliant attractions on offer.”

– Michelle Keegan, Actress

"We’re delighted to welcome Michelle to the Show this year. As Britain’s biggest boating festival, the Southampton Boat Show is a much-loved event and one of the leaders in the global boating calendar.

"The Show attracts visitors from those new to boating to avid sailors as well as a host of famous names, and we’re thrilled that Michelle will be joining us to help open the Show.”

– Murray Ellis, British Marine Boat Shows Managing Director

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