Will the controversial show defy its critics and be a success?

The moment of truth is upon us, as Earls Court tomorrow flings open its doors to welcome boaters to the all-new Whyte & Mackay Earls Court Boat Show.

Will it defy its critics and be a success? If boaters decide that they want a boat show before Christmas and not in East London, then the answer surely will be ‘yes’.

MBM will be there, of course, and at various times during the show we’ll be bringing you news via our newsdesk .

We’ll also be uploading photos of the show to our Flickr photo site.

Doors open at 12pm tomorrow, but from 1 December to 8 December the opening hours will be 10am – 7pm, except on Thursday 6 December, when doors will close at 9pm and Sunday 9 December, when the show closes at 4pm.

For more, visit the show’s website .