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What's on from the RYA at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020

by Susie NationGrainger, RYA 13 Feb 11:42 GMT 29 February - 1 March 2020
What's on from the RYA at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020 © Paul Wyeth / RYA

If you're planning a visit to the RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting (29 February-01 March, Alexandra Palace), the RYA will be on hand to share a wealth of information and advice.

'Ask the RYA' (Panorama Hall)

From club development opportunities and training courses to information on racing and coaching, visitors can get one-to-one advice from RYA staff on a range of subjects in the 'Ask the RYA' area in Panorama Hall throughout the weekend.

Club representatives can sign up for the RYA Club Briefing for important notices and updates from the RYA at 10.30. This will be followed immediately by an RYA Legal Update. Places can be booked in the Club Zone area of the RYA website here.

RYA Sailability (Panorama Hall)

Come and meet the RYA Sailability team for advice on sailing opportunities for disabled people and those who may need specific support to get on the water.

If you're a sailing group or club, find out more about the #MoreThanSailing campaign, how to become an inclusive venue or a Sailability site. If you're a sailor, speak to the team about the upcoming Multiclass Regatta and the Special Olympics or share stories with Sailability ambassador Hannah Shelmerdine who will be available throughout the weekend and speaking on the Great Hall Stage at 11am (Saturday and Sunday).

RYA OnBoard (Panorama Hall)

Find everything you need to know about RYA OnBoard which has introduced more than 900,000 youngsters of all ages and backgrounds to sailing and windsurfing. Discover the broader learning benefits of the sport, how to get on the water at your local OnBoard venue and the upcoming Panerai Challenger Trophy.

RYA Training (Panorama Hall)

Join the celebrations to officially mark 50 years of RYA Training at 11.30 in the Panorama Hall on Saturday 29 February. Whether you're looking to travel, compete or advance your career, speak to the experts from RYA Training who will be happy to answer your questions throughout the show.

The Green Blue (Panorama Hall)

Find out more about 'The Green Blue', the joint environment programme between the RYA and British Marine and speak to a member of the team for practical tips on how we can protect the environment we enjoy sailing in.

Visitors are invited to turn detective and solve the 'Marine CSI Plastic Pollution Challenge' which includes the '60 Second Litter Challenge' and 'Microplastics Under the Microscope' activity. The winner of The Green Blue University Sailing Sustainability Challenge will also be unveiled at 13.15 on Saturday 29 March on the Great Hall Stage.

RYA Membership (Panorama Hall)

Look out for exclusive RYA Membership offers at the Show. To celebrate 50 years of RYA Training sign up for family membership for just £50. While new adult members pay just £20.20 in celebration of the 2020 Olympics.

Visitors to the show can also be in with a chance of winning a Mark Warner holiday at the Levante Beach Resort, in Greece. To be entered in to the free prize draw either sign up for RYA membership at the show or if you are an existing member visit the membership stand and speak to member of the team to enter. Terms and Conditions apply

RYA Publications (C69)

For 2020 check out the new edition of the best-selling title RYA Tactics written by race strategist and Olympic coach, Mark Rushall. Directly after his 'Talking Tactics' coaching session at 12.00 on the Knowledge Zone, Mark will be joined by Olympic Medallist Hannah Mills to sign copies on the RYA Publication stand.

Visitors can also listen to newly launched audiobooks and RYA Members can take advantage of a special 20% show discount. Plus the first 10 people to visit the stand each day will receive a free Tactics eBook so get in there quick!

British Keelboat Sailing, British Youth Sailing and Racing Services (Stand B12)

Ever wondered how to get into keelboat racing? You can find out more about the RYA's match racing programmes, how to apply for the British Keelboat Academy, club verses club racing in the British Keelboat League and many other racing opportunities.

Also on B12 you can find out what British Youth Sailing activity is going on in your region. Come and have a chat about youth and junior racing and what is involved in the Regional Training Groups, National Training, and Youth Squads and beyond.

The Racing Services Team will be on hand throughout the weekend with advice and information on event and race management, race officials, handicapping and racing rules and more.

And so much more...

A long-standing favourite in every dinghy sailor's calendar, the RYA Dinghy Show is the perfect start to the new sailing season. As well as expert advice, the RYA will also present a multitude of show features, including family-friendly and free activities. With so much on, there's something for everyone at this year's show, and enough to keep you busy all weekend!

Get your ticket

Advance tickets are available at a special discount rate of £10.00 for RYA members and £12.50 for non-members. Groups can also take advantage of a special ticket price of £10 when booking six tickets or more. Don't forget four children go free with each paying adult as well.

Buy your tickets at or call the ticket hotline on 0844 8589069.

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