RYA Dinghy Show 2013- Alexandra Palace Images from Day 1

Alexandra Palace RYA Dinghy Show 2013
The RYA Dinghy Show is currently underway at Alexandra Palace in North London, England. It was built in 1873 as a public centre of recreation, education and entertainment and as North London's counterpart to the Crystal Palace in South London.

Designed to be 'The People’s Palace' and later nicknamed 'Ally Pally' (allegedly by Gracie Fields), in 1936 it became the headquarters of the world's first regular public 'high-definition television service, operated by the BBC.

The venue is beautiful, but as an exhibition hall it needs a lot of TLC, but its major benefit is that is a low cost space for the dinghy industry shiwcase.

The RYA makes no profit from this Show but what it does do very well is bring industry and consumers together and they do it very successfully.

Today on a bleak British winter day, the Ally Pally was a warm haven. Here are more Sail-World images from the opening day today, Saturday 2nd March 2013.

Alexandra Palace an interesting venue - RYA Dinghy Show 2013

Pirates want to sail fast too - 2013 RYA Dinghy Show

Coach Session RYA Dinghy Show- Mike MacNamara in action

RYA Dinghy Show 2013 - Annie Lush GBR 2012 London Olympian

Part of the large audience following the dinghy coaching session

Dylan Fletcher enthusiastic about Rio 2016 RYA Dinghy Show

Alexandra Palace RYA Dinghy Show 2013

David Henshall talks Mirror history RYA Dinghy Show 2013