by Emma Slater
Passionate about dinghy sailing or just want to find out more? Then the RYA Dinghy Show 2013, is a must for your calendar. Taking place at the magnificent Alexandra Palace in London over the weekend of 2nd-3rd March 2013 the RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Suzuki and Yachts and Yachting, is at the heart of British dinghy sailing with something for everyone; young or old, novice or pro, cruiser or racer.
Alexandra Palace, Dinghy Show 2012
It is the only show in the world dedicated exclusively to dinghy sailing and boasts loads of free advice, free workshops and free talks, as well as being packed to the rafters with dinghies galore, from timeless classics to the very latest in design. There will be hundreds of exhibitors filling the show so you’ll find everything you need to hone your technique and kit out your boat for the season ahead.
'This show has a really unique atmosphere and for 2013 we have some fantastic talks, coaching sessions and activities lined up.
'It’s a great place to get up close to your sailing heroes, look at and buy equipment, see loads of dinghies and chat with the many dinghy class associations. There are loads of opportunities to win some fantastic prizes, to meet up with friends and have lots of fun, all under one roof', commented Helen Waterhouse, RYA Dinghy Show Manager.
The RYA Dinghy show is a great place to experience all that’s great about the sport. To whet your appetite, already confirmed for the 2013 show is the new dedicated Start Sailing area, where you can find out all you need to know about getting on the water for the first time; Rig Tuning master class, Boating Boot Camp fitness session and Mirror Class 50th anniversary display and historical talk.
Tickets brought in advance cost just £11.00 for adults / £9.00 for RYA members, children 16 or under; accompanied by an adult, just £5.00 a ticket and go free on Sunday (maximum two free of charge child tickets per adult). Children who are RYA members go free of charge all weekend.
Tickets can also be purchased on the door for £13.00 adult and £6.50 child, but if you want to beat the queues and save money then book online here or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 858 9069.
New for 2013 – two day ticket…with so much to see and do sometimes one day isn’t enough, so for 2013 we have introduced a special two day ticket; ensuring you don’t have to miss a thing!
Two day tickets bought in advance cost just £16.50 for adults (RYA members £13.50) and £5.00 for children (RYA child members go free all weekend). You can also purchase two day tickets on the door, £19.50 for adults and £6.50 for children. Tickets on sale now.
Dinghy Show website