Gosport Marine Festival 2015 will be taking place on Saturday 13 June at Gosport’s Waterfront Millennium Promenade, Timespace and Haslar Marina.
It is a free community event, showcasing the wealth of on-water opportunities available on the Gosport peninsula and allowing people of all ages to have a go at a whole host of these activities. The Festival will also focus on the young people of Gosport, highlighting the learning and career opportunities within the marine industry on the peninsula.
Ben Ainslie Racing and Team Origin, who are bidding to bring back the America’s Cup to the Solent, along with renowned British solo sailor, Gosport’s Alex Thomson will all be taking part.
The Festival will also see the inaugural running of the Gosport Peninsula Charity Pursuit – a fun chase around the Solent for yachts of 26 feet or more to raise money for local charities. It won’t necessarily be the fastest crew on the water who will lift the trophy: points will be awarded in a number of categories, including for the amount of funds the team raises for their chosen good cause.