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    Speakers & Stages

    Main Stage - West Hall 

    *Talks and timings may be subject to change.  Some talks are on one day only - make sure you check the schedule below:

    Saturday talks

    10:15

    Shirley Robertson, Matt Sheahan and Annie Lush welcome you to the Show

    10:30

    Taking care of your playground (Saturday only)

    Kate Fortnam from The Green Blue talks about how we can make our boating more environmentally sustainable and The British Sailing Team Sustainability Group share what they have been up to

    11:00

    Tribes and Trends 

    Celebrating the diversity of dinghy sailing - classes, sailors, clubs and more.  Rob Andrews talks 'tribes' with our hosts

    11:45

    Sailing at the Invictus Games (Saturday only)

    Andrew 'Pav' Taylor and Sadie Melling share their Invictus Games experience. Be inspired as they tell their incredible stories

    12:30

    The Future of Dinghy Sailing - come and join the debate

    Mark Jardine and Liz Rushall ask a panel of young sailors about the future of the sport - come and join in!

    13:15

    Prize Presentations

    The Green Blue University Sailing Sustainability Awards (Saturday only)

    13:30

    Weather forecasting for successful sailing

    Whether you are a racer or cruiser, find out how to get a good forecast quickly and apply it locally to at sub-grid levels. British Sailing Team's Meteorologist, Simon Rowell tells us how

    14:15

    Foiling for You

    Can anyone really foil? Paul Outram and Phoebe Twigg talk about first time foiling and how getting airborne might be easier than you think. Find out how, when and where to give it a go and learn more about the newly available RYA courses

    15:00

    Countdown to Tokyo 2020

    Ian Walker gives an update on the British Sailing Team's preparations for Tokyo 2020 - find out all you need to know about the Olympic classes, sailors and adapting to Tokyo living

    15:45 Club of the Year 2018 winners, Notts County SC talk about how and why they applied and what winning has meant to them 

    16:00

    RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards supported by Gallagher (Saturday only)

    Meet our finalists and find out which club will be crowned Club of the Year 2019

    16:30

    Treasure Hunt Presentation 

    If you have taken part in the Treasure Hunt, don't miss your chance to win some fantastic prizesYou have to be in the audience to win so make sure you are at the Main Stage for the presentation

    17:00

    Sailing on film

    Be inspired by incredible footage on the big screen


    Sunday talks


     10:15 Shirley Robertson, Matt Sheahan and Annie Lush welcome you to the Show
    10:30

    Tribes and Trends 

    Celebrating the diversity of dinghy sailing - classes, sailors, clubs and more.  Rob Andrews talks 'tribes' with our hosts

    11:15

    Dinghy Cruising Adventures

    Roger Barnes talks about his latest dinghy cruising adventures

    12:00

     Project Scaramouche - the next steps

    The project that inspired the sailing world and wider community - Jon Holt talks about what's next for Project Scaramouche

    12:45

    Foiling for You

    Can anyone really foil? Paul Outram and Phoebe Twigg talk about first time foiling and how getting airborne might be easier than you think. Find out how, when and where to give it a go and learn more about the newly available RYA courses

    13:30 Prize Presentation - TBC
    13:45

    The Story of the International Moth

    David Henshall tells us about the 90 years of continuous innovation not to mention some heroic failures - the story of the international Moth

    14:30

    Weather forecasting for successful sailing

    Whether you are a racer or cruiser, find out how to get a good forecast quickly and apply it locally to at sub-grid levels. British Sailing Team's Meteorologist, Simon Rowell tells us how

    15.15

    Countdown to Tokyo 2020

    Ian Walker gives an update on the British Sailing Team's preparations for Tokyo 2020 - find out all you need to know about the Olympic classes, sailors and adapting to Tokyo living

     16.30

    Treasure Hunt Presentation

    If you have taken part in the Treasure Hunt, don't miss your chance to win some fantastic prizes.  You have to be in the audience to win so make sure you are at the Main Stage for the presentation

    RYA Knowledge Zone - Panorama Hall

    * Talks and timings may be subject to change

    Saturday and Sunday 

    Time

    Talk

    11:00

    Rig Tuning with Michael McNamara

    Top tips on how to set up your rig for various conditions

    12:00

    Be your own coach 

    Andy Rice talks to Olympic sailing coach, Paul Brotherton to find out his top tips on the simple things you can do to improve your racing skills including the use of technology and data

    13:00

    Top tips for getting the most out of your Laser

    Don't miss Sam Whaley, British Sailing Team Laser sailor giving his expert advice 

    14:00

    Foiling technical tips

    Double Olympic medallist and Moth sailor Simon Hiscocks talks through set up, gybing and tacking on the foils and how to interact with the boat 

                  15.00

    Fit for Sailing 

    A British Sailing Team's strength and conditioning expert talks about and demonstrates what you can do to get fitter for the sailing season ahead

    16:00

    Trapezing Techniques 

    The trapeze rig will be used to demonstrate how you can improve your trapezing techniques - come and join in at the Knowledge Zone

    Women's Sailing Hub - Great Hall

    *Talks and timings may be subject to change

    Time Saturday and Sunday
     All day

    RYA Regional Development Officer Susie Moore

    Susie will be on hand to answer any of your questions about how to get on the water and shares her knowledge on women's sailing sessions.

    TBC

    The Magenta Project: Accelerating women to the top of sailing

    Come hear about how the not-for-profit organisation, The Magenta Project, is supporting females in our sport and listen to some of their stories.   
     TBC

    How to become a Race Official

    Jacqui Roberts, RYA Race Officials Development Officer wants to see more women officials out on the race course.  Come and find out how and why you should get involved.

    Sailors' Corner

    *Talks and timings may be subject to change

    Time Saturday and Sunday
     All day

    Come and chat to some of our sailing heroes, try the knot and splicing experience as well as the Wattbike challenge - Sailors TBC

    Class Association Stage

    Come to the Class Association Stage in the Great Hall to find out all about your favourite dinghy classes and what events and activities you can get involved with during the season ahead!

    Classes will be presenting throughout the weekend so please see timings below and don't miss your chance to hear all about what's going on in 2019.

    * Talks and timings may be subject to change
    Time Dinghy Class Association - Saturday
    10.30 Selden SailJuice Winter Series Prize Giving
    11:30 International GP14 Class Association
    12:00 Miracle Class Association
    12:30 National Squib Owners Association
    13:00 National 18 Class Association
    13:30 National Solo Class Association
    14:00 Lightning 368 Class Association
    14:30 UK Laser Class Association
    15:00 National Firefly Class Association
    15:30 B14 Class Association
    16:00 Challenger Class Association
    16:30 Model Yachting Association
    17:00 SB20 Class UK
    Time Dinghy Class Association - Sunday
    11:00 Merlin Rocket Owners Association
    11:30 British A Class Catamaran Associaiton
    12:00 Weta Class Association
    12:30 Wayfarer Class Association
    13:00 DZero Class Association
    13:30 Sailability
    14:00 Hornet Association
    14:30 Osprey Class Association
    15:00 RS Classes
    15:30 Topper Class Association

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