About this Event
Round the Island Yacht Race and 5 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton
Saturday 29th June 2019, 10:00 - 18:00
Spend a leisurely day on the Solent, enjoying the spectacle of the Round the Island Yacht Race from the great viewing platform of the Shieldhall! The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.
On our return to berth enjoy witnessing the spectacle of 5 cruise ships depart the port of Southampton – the Azura, Braemar, Britannia, Independence of the Seas and Sapphire Princess - always the chance to sound our whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ’!
As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the Captain and our volunteer crew; listen to the informed commentary on the sights and sounds of Southampton Water and The Solent; pass close to the great ocean liners and container ships; walk the teak decks; relax in the Saloon with our wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; real ale; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips.
Starts: 29 Jun '19 10:00am
Ends: 29 Jun '19 6:00pm
Place: SS Shieldhall