Don’t forget to join us at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2012 for a whole host of events and activities
Launches, workshops, special offers and much more…
At the PSP Southampton Boat Show, which starts this Friday (14 September), the RYA has a whole host of events and activities taking place throughout the week including, book launches and boat handling workshops, the unveiling of competition winners and your chance to enter some fantastic free prize draws.
Team GB sailors
To kick the show, on preview day (Friday 14), Team GB Olympic and Paralympic sailors will officially be opening the show before spending some time on the RYA stand signing autographs. Why not come along and meet them? You’ll also find a whole host of information and offers on the stand; you can even have your photo taken on top of our Olympic podium!
New books, great prizes
On Saturday 15 we will officially be unveiling two great new publications; RYA Yacht Sailing Techniques (12.00) and RYA Day Skipper Handbook – Sail (14.30). Join us on the RYA stand (EO37) for a glass of bubbly and hear from the authors themselves as they talk us through these great new books.
There are also some fantastic prizes up for grabs in our free prize draws if you buy a copy of any of the new RYA titles including a five day RYA Day Skipper Practical Course, courtesy of Hamble School of Yachting or choose from either a free RYA Competent Crew course, or a free RYA Day Skipper Practical course courtesy of Sunsail.
And if that hasn’t whet your appetite then download the new RYA Tactics eBook in full from the free RYA Books channel app and register your details and you could be in with a chance of winning one of four Tacktick T060 Micro compasses (RRP £270).
Special show membership offers
RYA members can also enjoy 20% off all publications at the show and a special boat show price of £35.00 for the Reeds Nautical Almanac 2013 (RRP £45.00).
We also have some fantastic membership offers running throughout the show, including 50% off Family membership and if you join or renew and you could win a ‘money can’t buy’, framed polo t-shirt signed by TeamGB sailors.
Already a member? Then why not get a friend to join and you could enjoy £5 off your membership at renewal!
Come and chat to a member of the team on the stand about all the benefits of RYA membership.
Blasting into action on Sunday is the final of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship 2012.
Youngsters from across the country will be taking to the water in a bid to be crowned champion as they race against the clock for the for the coveted championship title.
Watch all the action out in the marina and come and see the champions crowned at the winner’s ceremony on the Sea Theatre Live Stage (17.20).
New for 2012
Looking to refresh your boating skills and pick up some top tips from expert instructors, then why not sign up for the RYA’s new, free, on the water and shore based workshops, the RYA ‘Active Marina Experience’, in partnership with WHICH MARINA?
From man overboard drills and berthing manoeuvres to engine maintenance and radar operation, workshops will run each day and will provide some real hands-on experience.
Places are very limited so it is highly recommended you book your session either in advance for the shore-based workshops or on the day for on-the-water sessions.
To book an on-water workshop visit the ‘Try-a-Boat’ booking point on stand A140, when you arrive at the show (On-water workshops cannot be booked in advance).
Shorebased workshops can be booked in advance through WHICH MARINA? by emailing Bookings@which-marina.com, calling 01784 223 816 or by visiting the WHICH MARINA? stand F004 at the show.
The first 50 shorebased workshop bookings will receive a free Navionics app for iPhones worth £21.99.
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Who will be the winner?
We’ll also be unveiling the winner of the RYA ilovesailing Facebook photo and video competition on Saturday 22 September (12.00 RYA stand EO37).
The eight monthly winners will showcase their photos and videos before our panel of judges make the difficult decision of overall winner. Why not come along and cheer along your favourite and check out the photos and videos for yourself.
Check out the ilovesailing at www.facebook.com/ryailovesailing
On the stand
Alongside all the events and activities taking place throughout the week, on the RYA stand (EO37) you’ll find all the information, videos and advice you need on finding a club, training centre or course; as well as details on how to get started to improving your skills.
Chat with our expert staff who will be happy to answer any of your questions or relax in the RYA members lounge (for RYA members and up to three non-member guests).
We look forward to seeing you at the show.
Article Published: September 10, 2012 16:12
Article Updated: September 11, 2012 10:24