Information for Exhibitors

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The RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show is organised by the RYA and is non-profit making with the main objective to provide a platform for the dinghy sailing and complimentary watersports trade and community to inspire and increase participation and retention in the sport. The exhibitors are made up of training centres, sailing holiday companies, clubs, class associations and commercial stands including boat builders, manufactures, sail makers, chandleries etc. We have over 7000 people attending the show over the two days and our audience is primarily active dinghy sailors and watersports enthusiasts.

Why Exhibit?

Held at the end of February, the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show is the perfect place to connect with customers early in the season to showcase and sell products, membership and event participation.

Farnborough International benefits from great access, located close to a number of major train lines and has free parking for over 3000 cars. The modern design offers a spacious layout, state of the art technology and an impressive sustainability commitment which will undoubtedly help support the show’s development as we move into the future.

The Show’s digital marketing campaign targets dinghy and watersports enthusiasts, clubs, families, locals and more. We provide a marketing package which includes online digital assets to make it easy for you to invite your customers and members to the show. Let us know what you’re bringing to the show too, so we can promote your activity ahead of the event.

Stats from 2022

  • 54% of visitors are inspired to buy a boat or board
  • 34% are new to the show
  • 64% attend to buy kit or equipment
  • 39% attend to visit a class association
  • 94% of exhibitors meet their show objectives

Don’t just take it from us, here’s what some of last year’s exhibitors said…

Rooster “First Dinghy Show post Covid and it’s been an absolute blast. It’s been great to come back, chat to everyone and have conversations about regattas, events and what kit everyone’s wearing! We’ve had a massive success and we’re having a better year each and every time, despite everything that’s been going on in the world.”

Sea Sure “It’s been a really good weekend, loads of people on the stand, it’s been really good to see people after two years of not being at shows and catching up with friends. We’ve exhibited at the show for the last 25 years- it’s one of the main shows we do and one we really look forward to doing.”


How to apply for stand space

Exhibitor bookings for the 2023 show are now open. If you wish to enquire about exhibitor space, please see information below and email

Please note. You must hold £5m public liability insurance to exhibit at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre.

Stand options and rates:

Class Association - RYA affiliated Class Association space is non-commercial and intended for the promotion of the class association events calendar. Space is provided for one boat with approximately one metre all around and includes a £5m public liability insurance at Farnborough for the period 25-27 Feb 2022. Please note that if any third party exhibits on the class association stand, this insurance will be invalidated (e.g. commercial rights have been paid in order to allow boat builders to exhibit and take orders for boats on the class association stand) - £416.65 + VAT. Additional stand space is charged at the commercial rate.

Commercial activity on stands enjoying concessionary rates is restricted unless a commercial rights fee has been paid - £398.00 + VAT per boat.

Sailing Club - An RYA affiliated standard sailing club stand is 6 sq.m and is discounted to £210 + VAT. An RYA affiliated large sailing club stand is 12 sq.m and is discounted to £420 + VAT.

Commercial stand space and Commercial Training Centres are charged at £55 + VAT per sq.m

Early Booking Discount - Book before 30 June 2022

Exhibitors who submit an application form and pay the deposit by 30 June 2022 can take advantage of a 5% early booking discount on stand space. For class association stand space the early booking discount is 15%, saving £62.50+VAT.

Before booking, please ensure you have read and agreed to the Objectives and Terms and Conditions.

Insurance (Public Liability) and Indemnity

Under the terms of the contract with Farnborough International Exhibition Centre all exhibitors are required to have public liability insurance in the sum of not less than £5 million for each and every claim for the duration of the show's tenancy at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre, including the build up and break down phases.


By applying for stand space each exhibitor undertakes and agrees to indemnify the RYA and hold it harmless against the consequences of any breach by the exhibitor, his staff, stand personnel, contractors or visitors of the Health & Safety policy, the Health & Safety legislation and any other legal duty which applies to them.

Terms and Conditions

Before booking, make sure you've read and agreed to the Show objectives and T&Cs

Sustainable Exhibiting

Advice on being a sustainable exhibitor and sign the Sustainability Pledge

Help us Promote the Show

Assets to share with your network, coming soon