RYA Volvo Dinghy Show this weekend

Details for this weekend's main event

Monday March 1st 2010, Author: Ellie Williamson, Location: United Kingdom

This weekend, 6-7 March, the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010 at Alexandra Palace, London, will play host to over 200 exhibitors from sailing clubs, classes and associations to commercial businesses who will fill the exhibition halls with everything for those wishing to get started or improve your sailing.

Those looking for new kit can visit stand D10, where Azure Wear have special prices on gloves and clothing, or Performance Sailsports (stand A16) who will be exhibiting the Zhik clothing range, developed alongside a team of multiple Olympic and world champions.

Interested in new boats? Drop by one of the many class associations who are exhibiting their newly developed models such as A-Rater (stand B14) who will be presenting an innovative composite Thames ‘A’ Rater - the first new design in 20 years - or the F18 Class Association (stand B20) who have the new Shockwave design on display, which won the Round Texel; the biggest catamaran race in the world.

Over on stand C72, there will be informative 15 minute question and answer sessions throughout the weekend from the Mirror Class Association, including a guest appearance from the RYA National Mirror Coach, Catherine Putt and briefings on the European and World Mirror Championships.

The environmental efforts of two RYA Volvo Champion Clubs will be recognised on the RYA Volvo Youth Sailing Stand at 3.00pm on Saturday afternoon. Burton SC and Staunton Harold Sailing Club will be presented with cheques to put towards the cost of their recycling programmes by Jane Swan, project manager of the Green Blue.

From holidays abroad to the latest sailing kit, there are many exciting prizes on offer from exhibitors at this year’s show. Kite Kids Clothing (stand F22) are giving away planet-friendly clothing in their daily prize draw whilst the Steaker Class Association (stand c28) have £500 worth of prizes up for grabs.

With all this and much more from the shows exhibitors the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show in association with Yachts and Yachting has everything the dinghy sailor needs all under one roof.

For a full list of all exhibitors activities at the show visit www.dinghyshow.org.uk.


Brought in advance these cost £11 for adults and £5 for children (5-16 years), while for RYA members the cost is £9 for adults and free for children. All children go free on Sunday if accompanied by a paying adult.

Tickets can also be purchased on the door for £13 adult and £6.50 child. Tickets can be booked online or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 811 0409.

Advance booking club competition

Thanks to show sponsors Volvo plus Suzuki, Rigiflex, Mersea Trailers and Rooster Sailing, for every 10 or more members visiting the show from your club, the club could win:

• 10 or more WIN 10 Rooster Sailing buoyancy aids

• 20 or more WIN A set of five Volvo racing marks

• 30 or more WIN Safety Boat Package comprising: Suzuki 9.9hp Outboard engine, Rigiflex New Matic 360 motor boat and trailer from Mersea Trailers

So give the name of your club when you book your ticket and you could help your club win one of these great prizes.

All visitors to the show can also pick up their FREE show guide and FREE sailing season wall planner.

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