The Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre are proud to support the exciting news that this weekend Plymouth City Council and partners will officially create the UK’s first ever National Marine Park.

Alex King, Centre Director says:

“We’re delighted to be considered one of the city’s key stakeholders in the process that has led to the creation of the National Marine Park. We look forward to what the future may bring for us at the Centre, and the city as a whole, and how we can embrace the Marine Park creation so we can continue to be able to do what we do best for many, many years to come. It’s important to us that anyone who wants to enjoy the water as a recreation, whether on, in, by or under it are able to do so safely and considerately.”

Plymouth born Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans will be in the city to officially sign a ‘Declaration of Intent’ for the National Marine Park on The Hoe on Saturday 14th September. And, with Plymouth Sound at the centre of this exciting day, it’s fitting that over a hundred and fifty young sailors will be taking part in the Topper National Series too and experiencing the challenges and joys of sailing within the natural harbour and environment. Delivering events in partnership with Plymouth Youth Sailing, the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre has been welcoming large-scale sailing events such as Topper National Series to the city for a number of years. Sailors, their friends and families, and support teams, all visit the city and enjoy its unique location, environment and hospitality.

The Centre team will be at the National Marine Park party on The Hoe on Saturday from 10am until 2pm where all are invited to attend and will be encouraging the people of Plymouth to have a go at the Kayak Ergo Challenge for a chance to win a kayak session out on the water in the future.

For further information please visit http://plymouthnewsroom.co.uk/plymouth-uks-first-national-marine-park/