How getting lots of your members to the show can kickstart your season early.
You know what it's like.
You see the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show advertised. You want to go. You think
it would be great to get a load of people from your club to go.
Suddenly it's March and you find yourself making your own transport arrangements to the Show and then end up seeing heaps of people you know once you get there.
But a bit of forward planning could make getting tickets and getting there a lot cheaper and easier for all of you. And we don't just mean folk from the same clubs.
Next year's RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show takes place at Alexandra Palace in London on 4-5 March.
Gareth Brookes, Midlands RDO 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.
"Whether you’re a racer, cruiser or just getting started, you’ll find all you need to know, and all the kit you may need to purchase at the show, while the specialist talks from expert coaches and speakers, as well as having the chance to rub shoulders with World Class sailors, really do inspire and motivate people to get out on the water again. The longer you can get and keep people sailing the better."
So what can you do?
Take advantage of the RYA affiliated club offer
Did you know 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 here where you will find the code.
Organise a bus and we'll help you fill it
Some clubs have in the past sorted out a minibus or coach to take their members down to the show, but if you're not confident of filling it it could end up more expensive than intended.
But you could well find there are other clubs local to you having exactly the same quandaries.
Why not have a chat with the other clubs in your area to see if you all want to 'club together' to sort out joint transport to take a coach load of your members along.
Or if you've got a coach but you think you might not fill it completely, let us know and we can promote the availability through our Midlands communication channels and Sailing Development Officers.
Promote it like mad to your members
The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show works because it's people who love dinghy sailing, seeing everything to do with dinghy sailing, spending all day talking about dinghy sailing.
There is ALWAYS something new to take into the coming season, regardless of how long you've been sailing.
To help you promote the show to your members, your Midlands Sailing Development Team have got heaps of posters you can put up around the club and you can also download lots of online resources like banners and logos to use for your websites, social media, newsletters, mail shots and email signatures. Just click here to get instant access to those resources.
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