All you need to get started or improve your dinghy sailing?
More than 200 exhibitors will be taking part in the RYA Dinghy Show 2013.
Sailing clubs, classes, associations and commercial businesses will fill the exhibition halls of Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 2 to 3 March.
For visitors interested in new boats, the many class associations will be exhibiting their latest models, including the Cherub Class (C38) with the first Ellway 7 and the Enterprise Class new Mark lll Rondar Raceboat.
If it’s new kit you’re in search of then pay a visit to Nucleus Yachting (stand G46) for a range of drysuits and sailing accessories including boots, gloves, buoyancy aids, cagoules, rash vests and trapezes.
Drop by stand B58 where English Braids Limited, will be displaying cord and performance rope and introducing their 2013 race proven competition ropes made from the latest Dyneema fabrics.
Over on stand D4, the Mirror class are celebrating their 50th anniversary, with a display of how the class has developed with the times.
The West Hall will feature an exhibition of Mirrors through the ages so take a look and you might even be able to spot your old boat.
There are also prizes up for grabs from the many exhibitors’ competitions and prize draws taking place throughout the weekend.
Pin your favourite sailing photo to the Harken ‘Cool Wall’ on stand G30 and you could be the proud owner of up to £400 of Harken vouchers.
If you fancy getting away then France Leisure Holidays will be running a free prize draw giving away a week’s holiday in Western France on stand A10.
For beginners or those looking to get involved in the sport, your local sailing club or training centre is the perfect place to start. Find out what the clubs in your local area can offer; from training courses and taster sessions to volunteering opportunities and social events.
Click here for a list of exhibitors
The RYA Dinghy Show is being held in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki.
For more information and to book your tickets visit www.dinghyshow.org.uk or call the ticket hotline on 0844 811 0409.