If your sailing club is looking for tips on increasing membership, advice on legal matters or examples of how to market your activities, then don’t miss the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017 (04-05 2017).

Held at Alexandra Palace, North London, the show is the perfect opportunity for club members to get together in the winter and pick up some advice and inspiration for the season ahead.

Back by popular demand, the exclusive RYA Club Briefing will take place on Saturday 04 March at 10:30 with RYA staff presenting on a range of topics including Portsmouth Yardstick, Sailability, RYA Push the Boat Out and the Green Blue.

Each club can send up to two representatives and each attendee will receive a complementary ticket to the show which can be picked up at the Briefing. Book you place before 28 February.

The RYA Club Workshops will take place on the Saturday and Sunday of the show from 10:30 to 11:30 offering an hour long slot with an RYA experts on key topics which can make a difference to your club.

Here’s what’s on offer:

Saturday 04 March

  • Technical and racing services, RYA Technical Coordinator, Racing, Tom Walker
  • Current affairs and legal, RYA Legal Advisor Mandy Peters
  • Funding the Future, Sport England, RDO Steve Mitchell
  • Attracting new members though your website, digital agency SocialB
  • Using Facebook to reach the right people, digital agency, SocialB

Sunday 05 March

  • Club Open Days Support Workshop, RDO Robbie Bell
  • Using Facebook to reach the right people, SocialB
  • Making your club more inclusive, RYA Sailability Manager, Joff McGill
  • Funding the future, Sport England, RDO Steve Mitchell

Find more information and book your place

RYA Club Support Advisor Jackie Bennetts said: “We know the Dinghy Show really whets the appetite and stimulates sailors into starting the season earlier and sailing more frequently thereafter, which is a great reason for your club to get as many people as possible going along.

“As well as hundreds of boats, sailing brands, kit, gear, class associations, free expert talks and coaching sessions, there are also exclusive club events which can make a real difference to running your club. These events are also a great opportunity to mingle with other like-minded club members to share your success stories and challenges." 

RYA Experts will be on hand throughout the weekend in the ‘Ask the RYA’ area of the Panamorma Hall and will be able to answer any of your club related questions as well as providing advice on getting on the water.

Take advantage of the RYA affiliated club offer

RYA affiliated clubs can take advantage of a special ticket price of £10 when booking 10 tickets or more. Don’t forget two children (Under 16) go free with each paying adult as well. That's a saving of £6 per ticket compared to if you just decided to head down on the day.

Get your advanced discount by going to the club area of the RYA website where you will find the code

To find out what’s in store at this years’ show and to buy your tickets visit www.dinghyshow.org.uk or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 858 9069

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