The 2017 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show Guide is now available! We're looking forward to seeing you there.
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|4th March 2017
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Alongside the hundreds of exhibitors, boats and gear, the RYA will be sharing a wealth of knowledge and offering a whole range of activities and events for dinghy sailors of all ages.
First stop is the Panorama Hall where you’ll find the
RYA. Don’t miss the ‘Activity Zone’ for the chance to have a go at sailing
without even getting wet!
Under the watchful eyes of the experts, test your
harnesses and trapezing techniques on the RYA Magic Marine Trapeze Rig. Jump on
board the sailing simulator which will give you a real-life feel for the motion
of the boat and the chance to see if you can beat your friends across the
Back by popular demand is the Honda RYA Youth RIB
simulator which enables competitors to take on the tricky ‘Championship’ course
in a virtual Highfield 460 RIB. Those brave enough to take on the challenge
will get their name on the leader board with a ICOM IC-M25 handheld radio
awarded to the competitors with the fastest time each day.
West Corridor - Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing)
Experience the feeling of flying in an America's Cup
class catamaran with Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing), the British
Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, who will be returning to the show with
interactive exhibits from their Tech Deck, which opened in May 2016 at their
Portsmouth team base.
Visitors will be able to see whether they have what it
takes to steer the team's foiling catamaran in the stable flight game using
oculus goggles, try their hand at designing and testing their own America's Cup
Class Catamaran and buy official team merchandise. You will also be able to see
the foil tips close up and learn about the technology and innovation that makes
these boats fly!
The team's official charity, the 1851 Trust, will also be
present and young people visiting the stand will explore the real-life
applications of their STEM learning with a fun and interactive investigation
into the science behind the boats. They will also be able to explore our free
digital education programme, BT STEM Crew. Find Land Rover BAR in the West
Palm Court display
Don't miss the chance to get close
to the very latest foiling designs on display in Palm Court including The
Vampire Project and the eagerly awaited Waspz. You'll also discover other
foiling favourites exhibiting throughout the show including the Whisper (stand
C58) and the foiling Nacra17 (stand B80).
Great Hall - RS sailing simulator
simulator uses a real RS Quba dinghy to give you a life-like feel for
the motion of a boat. It’s great fun and FREE to have a go.
Great Hall - The Boat Repairs Workshop
and repair techniques that you can do at home.
at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00.
Great Hall - Trailer Tips
Jubb will give you tips on trailer use, servicing and maintenance.
Talk to take place at
11:30, 13:30 and 15:30.
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