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Celebrate 100 years of Proctor at the RYA Dinghy Show

by Susie NationGrainger, RYA 6 Feb 12:51 GMT

Most sailors will have sailed a boat designed or influenced by Ian Proctor. Born in 1918, the centenary and legacy of this legendary innovator, writer, designer and sailor will be celebrated at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.

Visitors to the show will be able to see some of his earliest designs including the Gull, Minisail, Osprey and the Wayfarer in an exclusive historical exhibition.

"Ian Proctor was responsible for designing so many of the dinghies that we still sail, cruise and race today", comments RYA Show and Promotions Manager Celia Edgington. "We are delighted to not only showcase some of his best loved innovations but to share the insightful stories surrounding the history of his life."

The RYA Dinghy Show, presented by Suzuki in association with Yachts & Yachting and Gill, returns to Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 03-04 March 2018. This year's theme is #dinghysailingforlife celebrating a lifetime sport for all.

Also at the show, sailing historian David Henshall will be taking us back in time with his talk 'A life of an innovator-the Ian Proctor Centenary' which will be on the Suzuki Main Stage at 12:45 on both days of the show. Find out where it all started, to creating those icon designs that we all know and love today.