Welcome to the RYA 2025 Dinghy and Watersports show 

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Farnborough International | Save the date 22 - 23  February 2025

2024 guest hosts and speakers

Find out more about our incredible line up of industry experts, Olympians and show regulars

Plan who you want to see and make sure to look at the full speaker schedule for timings and stages. 



Mia Adcock

RYA Wing Instructor and Duotone Wing Rider, Mia Adcock, joins James Hardy on the Watersports Stage to talk all things winging.


Josh Atherton

Join Optimist Lead Coach, Josh Atherton, at the Knowledge Zone where he’ll present unmissable tips for youth and juniors on the season ahead.


Roger Barnes

Show regular and dinghy cruising royalty, Roger Barnes, will be sharing his tales cruising the coast in a small boat.


Holly Bassett

SUP rider Holly Bassett will explore the world of paddleboarding and provide top tips on how to ride the waves as well as share improver techniques for all levels.


Penny Clark

Athena Pathway coach, Penny Clark (Saturday only), talks about their mission to build a long-term, pathway in high performance foiling sailing. Also covering the British team’s run up to the Youth and inaugural Women’s America’s Cup.     


Sarah Cockerill

Join RS 500 Champion Sarah Cockerill, Fynn Sterritt, and Eilidh McIntyre for top tips on what makes a winning pairing.


Hugo Dobrijevic

15-year-old UK wingfoiling champion, Hugo Dobrijevic, joins James Hardy on the Watersports Stage, discussing their trials and successes in wingfoiling.

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Rachel Dobrijevic

Rachel Dobrijevic celebrates the successful winging group ‘She Flies’ inspiring women to find out how to start their own journey and take flight.


Helen ‘H’ Draper

Join British Sailing Team’s physio, ‘H’ Draper, for her interactive session on tips to get fit and prevent injury this season.


Jake Elsbury

Join 420 and Feva Coach, Jake Elsbury, over on the Knowledge Zone for exclusive tips on the Youth and Junior season starter.

James Hardy

James Hardy

Instructor Trainer and Pathway Coach, James Hardy, talks winging, windsurfing and windfoiling with Peter Hart and Mia Adcock.

host Peter Hart

Peter Hart

Windsurfing legend Peter Hart, best known as Britain’s speed and slalom champion reveals how important choosing the right gear is to improve your windsurfing.

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Eilidh McIntryre

Olympic gold medallist and show host Eilidh McIntyre, takes part in the crewing and communications session on the Knowledge Zone.


Michael McNamara

Racing legend, sail maker, and show favourite Mike McNamara, returns to share his rigging knowledge to set you up for success.


Neil Peters aka Stick Daring

Neil Peters conquered the unpredictable waters of Britain anti-clockwise aboard his £50 Laser dinghy. Join him to relive his travels through vivid narratives and captivating images.


Tom Phipps

Former British Sailing Team member, Tom Phipps, offers his tips and advice on rigging, racing and how to get the most from your catamaran.


Mark Robinson

RYA Performance Director, Mark Robinson, is joined by 49er crew, Fynn Sterritt, to talk Olympic preparations and the Crew4Gold talent ID scheme.


Hattie Rogers

Female Waszp World Champion, Hattie Rogers, discusses her role in the Athena Pathway Programme, leading up to the Youth and inaugural Women’s Americas Cup in Barcelona.


Simon Rowell

Weather expert and British Sailing Team’s meteorologist, Simon Rowell, provides forecasting tips to help you prepare for your time on the water.


Mark Rushall

Mark Rushall shares his expertise on all things tactics from understanding wind shifts, faster racing starts, using a race compass, and getting round the marks first.


Fynn Sterritt

Set to make his Olympic debut in Marseille this summer, 49er crew Fynn Sterritt (Saturday only), talks games preparations with show host Eilidh McIntyre.

Lee Timothy out at sea

Lee Timothy

Active instructor and race coach, Lee Timothy supports the Suzuki Main Stage with his expertise as Member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).


Sam Whaley

Join Sam Whaley from the British Sailing Team for expert advice on utilising your ILCA.

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British Sailing Team

Join special guests, IQ Foilers, Catrin Williams, Alice Read and Jennie Roberts from the British Sailing Squad. For those seeking guidance, support, and advice – get your questions answered by the experts!


Find out when your favourite speaker will appear


Get your tickets in advance and save

RYA members and children 15 and under go free! Adult tickets start at £14, buy in advance and save.