First day at the Southampton Boat Show – filming for this year’s Maritime Media Awards film ‘Boat Nation’. It’ll be shown at the Awards dinner in November, when the Maritime Foundation honours those in the media who have done the most to promote the importance of the sea and sea trade to Britain in the past year. 4 categories, including the premium Desmond Wettern Award, named after the late great naval correspondent of the same name. Awards go too to best writer and best TV and film, along this year with a new award for digital media, the First Sea Lord Award. All top notch, blue-chip stuff. Anyway filming ‘Boat Nation’ for the Awards got off to a flying start with shots of about a zillion boats and an interview with the Royal Yachting Association, top guns in UK sailing.