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Will your sailing club be at the RYA Dinghy Show?

by Susie NationGrainger, RYA 17 Jan 15:47 GMT 29 February - 1 March 2020
Clubs at RYA Dinghy Show © RYA

There's just six weeks to go until the RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting which returns to Alexandra Palace for the weekend of 29 February-01 March 2020.

The 2020 show theme is 'a world of opportunity, see where dinghy sailing can take you' celebrating the unique wealth of opportunities that dinghy sailing provides. If you're planning a visit with your sailing club, here is everything you need to know.

Expert advice exclusively for club members
The show is your chance to ask the experts. Why not make the most of the opportunity and speak face-to-face with members of the RYA team? Whether its club development advice you are looking for from the Regional Development Officers (RDOs) or legal advice from RYA Legal Manager, Mandy Peters, the whole team will be on hand to help.

Once again club members are invited to exclusive events providing the perfect opportunity to prepare for the season ahead.

RYA Club Briefing - Saturday 29 February, 10.30am
RYA staff will be presenting on range of topics to inform and update clubs to help make the season a success. Tea and coffee will be served from 10am and each person attending will receive a complimentary RYA Dinghy Show ticket.

Open Legal Forum to follow Club Briefing
Directly after the Club Briefing, The Open Legal Forum presents the opportunity to share any challenges your club may face with the RYA Legal Team.

Spaces are filling up fast for the Club Briefing and Legal Forum so find more information and book your place in the Club Zone section of the RYA website.

Win tickets for your club members!
We're offering clubs and class associations the opportunity to win 10 adult day tickets to the show-remember up to FOUR children go free with each adult ticket.

To enter all you have to do is answer the following question: Name one of the speakers at the 2020 show. Email your answer and contact details to . Entries close on 24 January.

Hear from sailing greats and industry experts
Double Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton (OBE) will be joining forces with the British Sailing Team's Sam Whaley and Olympic sailor Annie Lush to host expert speakers across the Great Hall Stage, West Hall Stage and the Knowledge Zone.

Hear how environmental campaigns from The Green Blue, The Big Plastic Pledge and the Final Straw are protecting the waters we sail in and how your club can get involved 14.15 on the Knowledge Zone.

Leading Coach and owner of SailingFast Duncan Hepplewhite will be talking about how to attract young people and how dinghy sailing may evolve in the next decade at 16.00 on the West Hall Stage.

All this and more!
With more than 170 specialist exhibitors, interactive activities, expert advice and all the latest gear, it's the perfect way to start the new sailing year with your club - what more are you waiting for?

Beat the queues and take advantage of RYA member and club discounts, saving up to 35%, by purchasing your tickets in advance. RYA clubs and large groups can also take advantage of a special discount price of £10.00 when booking six tickets or more.

To buy your tickets visit or call the ticket hotline on 0844 858 9069

Find out more
For all the latest news - including talk schedules and ticket information visit Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @dinghyshow.

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