Annual RYA show attracts Olympic winners and offers loads of competition prizes

This year’s RYA dinghy sailing show takes place this weekend at Alexandra Palace (7-8 March), featuring hundreds of stands and numerous events to inspire all dinghy sailors.

Saturday on the main stage from 1100 after the official show opening is Olympic Tales:
A behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 Olympics, with Stephen Park, RYA Team GBR Manager and 2008 Olympic medal winners

There follows racing tips from Laser gold medallist Paul Goodison, a fascinating look at the International 14 class at 14:30, then RYA Club of the year awards from 16:30.

And there’s numerous competitions to enter:

Volvo Prize Draw
How to enter: Fill in prize draw form on Volvo’s stand
Prize: Win a Volvo car of your choice

Sailing in London Prize Draw
How to enter: Fill in prize draw form in the ‘Sailing in London ‘ zone on the RYA Stand
Prize: Free dinghy sailing lesson courtesy of a local London Sailing Club.

France Leisure Holidays Prize Draw
How to enter: Fill in prize draw form on France Leisure Holidays Stand
Prize: A one week holiday for 2 people.

Scorpion Class Association
How to enter: Enter the raffle on the Scorpion Class Association’s stand.
Prize: A brand new scorpion laminate mainsail.

Streaker Class Owners Association
How to enter: Answer the question ‘Who designed the Streaker’ correctly either on-line at or on the stand at the show and you’ll be entered into the free prize draw.
Prize: £630 worth of prizes up for grabs including kit from Rooster Sailing and Allen Brothers as well as vouchers for comprehensive dinghy insurance.

For more info, ticket prices, directions etc. see