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The 2017 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show Guide is now available!  We're looking forward to seeing you there.

Event opening times:

Date Doors open Event start time Event finish time
4th March 2017  09.30 10:00 18:00
5th March 2017  09.30 10:00 17:00

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.

Panorama Hall

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 finish line.

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 Corridor.

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

The 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

Building and repair techniques that you can do at home.

Sessions at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00.

Great Hall - Trailer Tips

Ian 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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