RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show: 4th – 5th March, 2017

Grafham will be at Alexandra Palace – will you be there?

We’ll be publishing details shortly of how you can help out on the club’s stand. Meanwhile, why not visit the RYA web site and see what’s in prospect. You can book tickets on-line, download the official guide and browse the many exciting events in prospect over the weekend.

On the Suzuki Main Stage (in the West Hall) there’s a full programme of talks, including one by our own Ben Saxton

Time Talk
10:30 Patrol boat handling and recovery techniques. – Clive Grant- RYA Powerboat and Coach Assessor, Army Sailing Association.
11:15 Reading the weather – Simon Rowell-British Sailing Team Meteorologist
12:00 Sailing a Laser around Ireland – Gary ‘Ted’ Sargent
12:45 Trials and Tribulations- the 21 days that developed dinghy sailing – David Henshall, (sailing historian and author)
13:30 Prize Presentations
13:45 Fleet Cruising – Commodore and Vice Commodore of Cody Sailing Club
14:30 Foiling Fundamentals – Alan Hillman and 2016 European Moth Champion Mike Lennon
15:15 Performance Sailing Update – An insight into the major sailing events happening this year including America’s Cup.
16:00 RYA Club of the Year Awards (Saturday only)
 1630  Treasure Hunt Presentation (both days)
17:00 Winning the Endeavour Trophy (Saturday only) – British Sailing Team’s Ben Saxton

Or visit the RYA Coaching Area in Panorama Hall

Time Talk
11:00 Racing Rules – Chris Watts, World Sailing International Judge
12:00 Rig Tuning – Michael McNamara, Managing Director of McNamara Sails
13:00 Posture and Hiking – Steve Cockerill, Rooster Sailing
14:00 Sailing Basics – Susie Moore, RYA Regional Development Officer
15:00 Boat fit boot camp
16:00 Communications and roles – Members of the British Sailing Team