Princess Royal will officially name Mike Golding's Open 60 Ecover at Boat Show 20/07/07

British ocean racer Mike Golding, OBE, will have his latest Open 60Ecoverofficially named by HRH The Princess Royal at the Southampton Boat Show on Monday 17 September.

After the ceremonyEcoverstarts sea trials in preparation for her first competitive outing in the Transat Jacques Vabre Race in November. The boat is the second designed by Owen Clarke for Golding to compete in the IMOCA Open 60 circuit, culminating in the Vendée Globe.

Mike Golding commented: “I am really excited and honoured that HRH?is to name the new ECOVER Open 60 at the Southampton Boat Show. This new generation IMOCA 60 is the product of a huge team effort over the past 12 months, and The Princess Royal’s participation?is a fabulous way to celebrate this milestone and mark the beginning of the next, competitive phase leading up to the Vendée Globe in 2008-9.”