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    Posted: 17 Feb 20 at 1:02pm
There are an estimated 2 -2.5million sailors in GB
Approx 10-12,000 Attend the Dinghy Show, so 2.4million donít!
I would love to get there, but I would have to allow 3 days  for travel etc, Iím on one of the smaller Channel Islands and connectivity is difficult.
This is a cry out to class associations and their membership
Please, take lots of photos, videos etc so those of us who cannot attend can keep up with the latest trends, fittings, lay-outs, innovations 
Get them on line, on Association pages etc 
It is a great Show, so please, get the information out into the big wide world so we can all benefit
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It's almost impossible to present a dinghy show which is very different each year. The number of suitable venues in an acceptable location and at an acceptable price makes it difficult to move and reach a new area. So whilst appreciating the organisers efforts, I find that going once every 4-5 years shows enough change to make it worthwhile for me to attend.

I also wonder that with no show, it would support the smaller chandlers who cant attend. And by saving huge staffing and transport costs, the larger sellers would have a huge savings that they could divert into early season specials and promotions.
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Originally posted by ian.r.mcdonald

I find that going once every 4-5 years shows enough change to make it worthwhile for me to attend.



Agree there. 

The main displays there tend to be boats that I'm fairly familiar with anyway, although it's always nice to see a "highly strung" Merlin or 505 (rope costing more than I'd pay for a dinghy). Years ago there was always talk of the bargains that you could get,  kit, accessories and the like but I can't say that I've seen many in recent years.

Like the OP, it's nice to see the pics though.


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They are re-orgainising the show this year in to zones. So all the Cas will be in 1 area, boat sellers in another, chandlers in another.

There is some crossover though as always, the D-Zero CA will be with the UK dealer on their stand as opposed to a stand alone area.
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We are there on the Saturday. Looking forward to it . 😀
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Where will the Coronavirus 19 stand be?
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Originally posted by Jack Sparrow

Where will the Coronavirus 19 stand be?

I believe itís on the Farr class association stand as there are no members and no visitors so therefore no chance of spreading the virus 😂😂😂

Sorry jack, but it had to be said 😀
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Decided to go to work instead. Every other year works ok unless I'm active in a class and manning the stand. Too many other RYA things of a February for me to go to as well, which means plenty of travel, and London not a favourite place to go.
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Should be moved to Midlands area, perhaps Rutland water ? Get the boats on the water, make it a celebration of sailing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 20 at 7:14pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Should be moved to Midlands area, perhaps Rutland water ? Get the boats on the water, make it a celebration of sailing.


All that RYA cash tied up and hanging on the winter weather being right is too much risk. It's got to be inside.

Nec too expensive etc etc

My favourite? Not the best but the sight of Bondy lowering a Fireball into a Crystal palace squash court was not to be missed.
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