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Small sailing boats, submarine rescue and steamboats

The Solent is famous for its rich maritime heritage and the H2O Show covers all aspects of life on the water - leisure, business and sport. Whether you're a sailing professional or just like watching the boats go by on the Solent, the programme will have something to appeal to you.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Shelley Jory-Leigh are back on dry land this week.

They celebrate the centenary of the birth of Jack Holt, the man responsible for the design of some of the most popular small sailing boats.

They also talk to Eddie Neylon, previously responsible for the NATO Submarine Rescue System, about his work and adventures under the seas.

And they find out how £50,000 of Heritage Lottery Fund is bringing a steamboat to life again.

Also, our series previewing the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant continues with a profile of the classic admiralty cutter 438.

And from the archives, the late Edward Heath talks to BBC Radio Solent about his love of sailing.

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1 hour

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Fri 20 Apr 2012 19:00