Here come the girls

Move over men, today has been all about us, your better halves


The inaugural Ladies Day at Southampton kicked off with a special fashion show on the Main Stage – Powered by Fairline. Glamourpusses strutted their stuff in sexy designer togs, and then of course there were the models on the stage.

On a serious note, proceeds from the fashion show will go to the charity Touching Tiny Lives, the official charity for Ladies Day, Action Medical Research’s fundraising campaign to ensure that all babies, especially those born prematurely, have the best start in life.

Shelley Jory, powerboat champion, will shortly be on the main stage and she has been up in the Platinum Lounge this afternoon, available for a chat with Platinum ticket holders. Elsewhere, exhibitors have been offering special offers to ladies throughout the day and if you look closely enough you should be able to nab some free chocolates or champagne, but it doesn’t seem to have been embraced by exhibitors as much as was hoped.

I’m sorry to say I haven’t seen one silly hat all day (a la Ascot) so it remains to be seen if Ladies Day will become a regular fixture at Southampton and London or if it will just fade into the boat show history books.

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Picture: Fashion show as part of Ladies Day