With the back drop of the Ocean Globe boats, on Tuesday 5th September some of the Boatshed team and friends helped the Whitbread Veterans celebrate their reunion in Ocean Village, Southampton.

In a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1973 Whitbread Race, all previous Whitbread and Volvo race crews were invited to attend.
The weather couldn't have been warmer for the sailors to tour the Ocean Globe boats, listen to guest speakers and meet up with old friends to relive past adventures - on and off the water.

Neil, Kurt and Nic from Boatshed, alongside friends of Boatshed set up a temporary bar in the middle of the event. Offering free cans of beer and Boatshed coozies to attendees.

"It was a who's who in the world of sailing, with so many familiar faces. Such a friendly event and lovely to be able to play a small part in" said Nic of Boatshed Southampton & Hamble.

The Ocean Globe Race is a fully crewed race in the spirit of the 1973 Whitbread Round the World Race. It sets sail from Ocean Village, Southampton on September 10th at 1pm .
14 regular yachts with non professional sailors compete for 8 months sailing across the globe. There are no computers onboard, no GPS, no satellites or high tech devices.

You can follow the action on the OGR website by clicking here.

Fair Winds & Following Seas from all of the team at Boatshed.