YorkBoat flagship, the Captain James Cook, is to take pride of place in the York 800 Flotilla this Saturday, 7th July. The Captain James Cook is set to carry part of the Ebor Vox choir as they and hundreds of other ships, from rowing boats to fancy yachts, make their way along the Ouse.
YorkBoat’s red vessels bobbing along our beloved Ouse has become an iconic image of York. It only seems right that at such a nautical event they should take a prominent position.
Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: “YorkBoat has been a fantastic help during the organising of this event, and we’d like to thank them for being so generous. It’s great to see different organisations pulling together to make this an event to remember.”
Jo Dykes, General Manager of YorkBoat said: “YorkBoat feels it is a privilege to be asked to take part in this memorable event. We hope the efforts made by all parties will contribute to the success of York 800 and draw attention to the city as a place not to be missed.”
The York 800 Flotilla promises to be quite a sight, echoing those seen last month at the Queens Jubilee along the Thames, although with hopefully better weather, and without silly comments about Nelsons hat at Waterloo. If you want a unique aquatic view of the armada, YorkBoat trips will be running as normal during the event, offering a different way to view the Flotilla.