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Sailingfast excited to be retailing at the 2022 RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show

by Emma Hepplewhite 18 Feb 2022 00:54 PST 26-27 February 2022
Emma and Duncan Hepplewhite © Sailingfast

Sailingfast is excited to be heading to this year's RYA Dinghy Show at the new venue of Farnborough International Conference Centre.

The RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show is when our minds turn towards the season ahead. Usually, it is an opportunity to grab a few bargains, catch up with friends and perhaps learn from the experts. Sailingfast is thrilled to be exhibiting in 2022 as we celebrate 20 years in business!

Duncan Hepplewhite says, "The social element of the show is just as important as the sailing itself, it's an opportunity to renew friendships, make connections and find ways to keep developing the business as the sport evolves."

We are looking forward to showing the ILCAs from both Element6 and the UK-built Ovington Boats alongside the WASZP, foiling one design dinghies including the new WASZP_X rig for junior sailors. The Sailingfast team will be on hand to answer your questions about the boats, and to guide you through the boat purchasing process.

For the first time at the Dinghy Show, we will be retailing a range of clothing from Vaikobi including wetsuits, sunglasses and dinghy boots. We will have our usual variety of Marlow Ropes and Harken hardware. New for this year, Sailmon MAX digital compasses join our display, along with SUP hard boards from Fanatic and Starboard, Black Project SUP paddles and wing foiling kit from Fanatic, Naish and Duotone available to purchase.

Sailingfast Director Emma, is delighted to see this year's show expand its remit to include Watersports. She adds, "We set up a sister company, Paddlefast, around 7 years ago to focus on the SUP market while it was just starting to gain ground in the UK. Obviously, we have seen an explosion in SUP along with other outdoor sports since Covid hit, and it's great to see the RYA recognise this."

Drop by the Sailingfast stand D10 to browse, shop, ask advice and if you are quick, you may even get your hands on one of the Vaikobi kids caps we are giving away throughout the show (limited numbers available).

To find out more, drop us a line on 01324 861756 or via email