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Planet Sail: Matt Sheahan visits some of the highlights of the 2022 RYA Dinghy Show

by Matt Sheahan 3 Mar 2022 14:07 PST
RS at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2022 © Mark Jardine /

As always the RYA Dinghy and Watersports show was buzzing with boats, banter and bargains but this year also marked a big change with the move to its new venue in Farnborough. And after the lost year of 2021 it was especially good to be back.

PlanetSail's Matt Sheahan visits some of the highlights

Among the long list of fascinating exhibits he discovered:

  • How reducing the aero drag on a foiling Moth allows the latest generation to clock up 18knots upwind and just 30+ knots downwind
  • What a Moth and an America's Cup AC75 have in common
  • The case for the fully electric RIB (want one)
  • How a 60+ year old boat can beat the carbon hot shots in its own class (want one)
  • Why America's Cup crew Freddie Carr admitted to' Geeking out in his anorak'
  • How an exciting skiff class has reinvented itself (want one)

Or to go direct

  • 1:20 Adam May explains the latest foiling Moth
  • 6:22 The featherlight International Canoe
  • 7:41 Three very different Merlins
  • 11:32 Freddie Carr...and what he's got his eye on
  • 15:44 The case for the fully electric RIB - RS Pulse 6.3
  • 20:06 Big bangs, small bucks, why the 4000 could fit your wallet

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