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In the UK? - watch for the RYA Dinghy Show - Competitions aplenty


'Nick Thompson with Blythe Berry - winner of RS Design a Sail competition at the RYA Dinghy Show 2013'    © Paul Wyeth / RYA    Click Here to view large photo

If you are anywhere within reach of London, put it in your diary. With under a month to go until the doors open on the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2014 (01-02 March, Alexandra Palace, London), there are a whole host of competitions for you to get involved in, leading up to the show and during the event itself.

Before you even get to the show don’t miss out on your chance to win an RS Tera Dinghy worth £1,735.00 with the RS Tera Design a Sail competition.

As well as the winners dinghy in a new twist for 2014 RS Sailing will also loan a further two dinghies to the winner’s sailing club for the 2014 season (April – November) and if the winner isn’t a member of a sailing club will help arrange membership at their local sailing club for them and loan the dinghies to that club for the period.

The competition is open to anyone up to the age of 16 and all you need to do is download the entry form and get creative. Simply colour in the RS Tera, giving it a snazzy sail design and send your completed entry form back to the RYA by Monday 24 February 2014.

For entry form and entry details, click here

The five shortlisted finalists will all be invited, with their families, as special guests to the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2014, where the overall winner will be revealed on the Suzuki Main Stage on Saturday 01 March, so get designing!

On arrival to the show make sure you head to the start sailing area in the Panorama Hall. Not only will you get all the low down on how to get started in dinghy sailing with advice from our team of experts but you could also be in with a chance of winning a bumper prize package which includes a star prize of a brand new dinghy courtesy of Topper Sailboats International Ltd… plus all these other amazing prizes:

• Wetsuit, Boots, Spraytop, Buoyancy Aid donated by Gul
• Sailing Watch, Sunglasses and Kitbag donated by Ronstan
• Garmin VIRB Elite action camera
• A pair of deck shoes from Deck Shoes Unlimited
• Start Sailing course with SWAC
• Years free subscription to Yachts & Yachting magazine
• A year’s free junior membership at Datchet Water Sailing Club
• One year’s Family membership to the RYA and a selection of RYA Publications

With more prizes being added each week until the show opens!

We’ll also be officially launching the ilovesailing Facebook calendar competition 2014 with the help of British Sailing Team sailors Ed Powys and Megan Pascoe, where you could win a spot on the 2015 ilovesailing calendar. If you have a fantastic sailing picture worthy of a spot on the 2015 calendar make sure you pick up a flyer at the show to find out how you can take part or visit www.facebook.com/ryailovesailing for more information.

Visit the RYA Youth Programme and Volvo Car UK stand (C8) in the Grand Hall and put your virtual racing skills to the test on the Sail for Gold Game for a chance to win a fantastic prize from the British Sailing Team's official car and clothing suppliers. The player to post the fastest time each day will be crowned the ‘Sail for Gold Game Champion’ for that day and awarded exclusive Zhik kit and the use of a Volvo for a weekend (Subject to Volvo Car UK’s Win a Car Competition Terms and Conditions*).

There are also some fantastic prizes up for grabs for our younger visitors in the ‘Bob the Buoy’ Treasure Hunt. RYA Junior mascot Bob the Buoy will be hanging out at the show all weekend helping out on the Treasure Hunt. Collect the clues (and some fun giveaways) from the 13 stops around the show and you could win one of our star prizes:

1st place: Mountain Bike donated by The Green Blue
2nd place: Rooster Aquafleece
3rd place: RYA Go Sailing Activity Book and Pocket Guide to knots

Find Bob the Buoy in the Panorama Hall as you enter the show and pick up an entry card.

Many of the shows exhibitors will also be offering a host of prizes and giveaways throughout the weekend including:

 

Stand

Prize

·         CurraDinghy

G24

Raffle to win an Optimist dinghy

 

·         France Leisure Holidays

A8

Free prize draw to win one week’s holiday for two people at their Vendee location, includes ferry crossing

 

·         Kingsmead Sailing Club

E36

Running their popular knotting competition with some great prizes up for grabs

 

·         Sandiline Sailing Clothing

G32

Sunday raffle to win a junior drysuit

 

·         Scottish Sailing Institute

F4

Raffle to win free water sports weekend at SportScotland, Cumbrae

 

·         Nautilus Yachting

F20

Competition to win £500 off a Nautilus Yachting holiday

 

·         UK Catamaran Racing Association

 

C4

Win a set of tapered racing Cat battens

 

·         Windsport Team

B54

Win a week’s free boat trailer and car parking at the Windsports Sailing and Watersports centre

 


With these and many more competitions taking place at the show, who knows what you could win!

If you want to win tickets to the show then take part in our RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show Facebook caption competition, www.facebook.com/ryadinghyshow. Each week a pair of tickets to the show are up for grabs for the best caption or follow us on Twitter dinghyshow and take part in our ‘Retweet’ competition.

For more information about the show, ticket details, club discounts and loads more visit the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show website.


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