Meet clothing, sailmaking, hardware and electronics experts at clubs around the country

Four of Britain’s best known marine brands have come together to launch a series of ‘Meet the Expert’ road shows to be delivered in selected yacht clubs during March and April this year.

Henri Lloyd, Hyde Sails, Tacktick and Spinlock will be offering yacht club members the chance to hear the latest in product innovation, top tips for the forthcoming season and information about new product launches. Experts from the manufacturers will be on hand to answer members’ questions and queries as well as offering invaluable inside knowledge on how to get the best out of your equipment for the forthcoming season.

The series of free road shows will take the form of informal evening events with drinks and practical presentations from the marine specialists together with product demonstrations and the chance to win a goodie bag of manufacturers’ prizes worth around £800.

Confirmed dates and locations so far include:
? Royal Thames Yacht Club, London 12th March 2009
? Royal Southern Yacht Club (including RAF YC and Hamble River Sailing Club), Southampton 16th March 2009
? Royal Lymington Yacht Club (including Lymington Town SC members) , Lymington 1st April 2009
? Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, date to be confirmed
? Brighton Marina Yacht Club, Brighton, date to be confirmed
? Royal Western Yacht Club, Plymouth, date to be confirmed

As well as demonstrating their newest products, experts from Henri Lloyd will be on hand to demonstrate the 2009 marine range and talk about the latest innovative products and designs. Experts from Hyde Sails will give advice on sail care and maintenance, new innovations in design and how to get the best from your sails in the season ahead.

Tacktick will be offering tips on how to get the best out of your instruments for race-winning results. Spinlock will also be on hand to answer questions on rope handling and deck hardware.

For booking information please contact the relevant yacht club.