2022 Speakers and Stages

The 2023 line up will be announced later this year. 

 

 

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Suzuki Main Stage

Saturday & Sunday

Talk

 

10:00

Welcome to the show with hosts Hannah Diamond, Lee Timothy and Peter Hart

10:15

Selden Sailjuice Winter Series Prize giving (Saturday only)

11:00

Weather Forecasting Afloat - Whether you’re a sailor, paddler or windsurfer, essential weather tips from the British Sailing Teams’ meteorologist, Simon Rowell.

11:45

Close to the Action - Insights from some of the fastest sailors in the world from the British Sailing Team and SailGP including Eilidh McIntyre (Sat only), Dylan Fletcher (both days) and Matt Gotrel (Sun only) hosted by Hannah Diamond. 

12:30

Exploring by Dinghy –  Don't miss Dinghy Cruising Association’s Roger Barnes talk about his latest dinghy travel adventures followed by Steve White from Cody Sailing Club talking dinghy cruising days out, family fun, how you can get involved and the new RYA Dinghy Trails available for everyone.

 

13:15

Prize Presentations

The Green Blue University Sailing Sustainability Awards (Saturday only)

Youth Awards (Sunday only)

followed by....

JMST Legacy Award with Ian Walker (Sunday only)

 

13:30

Defining Performance by Design - Historian Dougal Henshall talks about the last 70 years of performance sailing and how it all started to become more inclusive

14:15

The Long Paddle - Sea safety campaigner Brendon Prince paddled his way into record books in 2021 after completing his circumnavigation of Mainland Britain (The Long Paddle). Brendon will be sharing the highs and lows of the world’s longest SUP journey which raised funds and awareness for on the water safety.

15:00

Sailing without Sight - Award winning world champion sailor Lucy Hodges shares her story and describes how she sails without her sight.

16:00 (Saturday only)

 

RYA & Y&Y Club of the Year Award supported by Gallagher - Meet our finalists and find out which club will be crowned Club of the Year 2022

 

16:30 (Saturday)

16:00 (Sunday)

Treasure Hunt Presentation – come to the Main Stage to see if your name will be drawn out of the hat to win a fantastic prize. You must be there to win.

 

17:00 (Saturday only)

eSailing Winter Club Championship final - screening of the final and find out how you and your club can get involved.

 

 

Knowledge Zone

Saturday & Sunday

Talks

 

10:30

Learn your Lines - from the Masters at Marlow

 

11:15

Talking Tactics with Mark Rushall -  Whether you’re looking to understand wind shifts better, start fast, use a race compass, or round the marks, Mark’s talk will help get you there.

 

12:00

Start Line Communication - Get the perfect start with top tips on how to communicate in the boat with British Sailing Team coach Jonny McGovern

 

12:45

Crewing Masterclass - Crewing top tips with Olympic Gold medallist Eilidh McIntyre (Saturday) and nine times Endeavour Trophy winner, Toby Lewis (Saturday), Steph Orton (Sunday) and others to share their top tips and advice for successful crewing hosted by Ian Walker.

13:30

The Boat Whisperer - Rudderless steering with Steve Cockerill

14:15

This girl can…..race! - Inspiration from top female racers – how young women can nurture a lifelong passion for racing with British Sailing Team's Hannah Snellgrove (Sat only), Steph Orton (Sun only), Hattie Rogers, Susie Moore hosted by Hannah Diamond

15:00

Tips for adventurers - From launching to anchoring, make your cruising trip plain sailing with top tips from Jake at RS.

 

16:00

Fitter, faster sailing - Get sailing fit for the season ahead with our strength and conditioning coach, Christoph Szedlak.

 

 

Watersports Stage

Saturday & Sunday

Talks

 

10:45

Welcome from hosts, Peter Hart and James Hardy

 

11:00

Official launch of the RYA Wing Scheme - Amanda Van Santen, RYA Chief Instructor (Wing, Windsurf, Dinghy), announces the launch of the new training scheme. Join us to find out more.

12:00

All about windfoiling – let’s take flight

Join RYA instructor James Hardy and learn the foiling fundamentals. From entry level kit to staying safe on the water, James will provide all the info you need to take your first flight.

12:30

Windfoiling – ask the expert

For those looking for progressions - get your questions answered from flight control to fully foiling jibes, by foiling instructor, James Hardy

13:00

Ultimate beginners guide to windsurfing 

Peter Hart recommends the right kit to start your windsurfing journey and get some top windsurfing tips from Peter and Hannah Cockle to get started.

 

13:30

Peter Hart Windsurfing Masterclass

Progress your windsurfing in 2022! Top tips including how to crack the perfect carve gybe.

14:00

All about winging

Want to try winging? Find out all you need to know to get going from clothing to kit, to foils and boards.

14:30

Winging workshop - Join expert instructor James Hardy for a Q&A session to improve your winging technique.

 

15:30

Paddleboarding top tips - Become a paddling pro with expert advice including essential kit, and techniques for paddling in all conditions and locations with Brendon Prince and Emma Hepplewhite.

16:00

Forecasting for watersports

Weather forecasting workshop - essential advice and tips for all watersports enthusiasts from British Sailing Teams’ meteorologist Simon Rowell

 

Sailors' Corner

Saturday

Talks

All Day

Chill out and rub shoulders with members of the British Sailing Team and other sailing heroes at Sailors' Corner. Try the SailGP VR experience and take on one of our top eSailors, Mike O'Donovan in the F50 on Virtual Regatta.

 

11:15

Come and meet Olympic gold medallist Eilidh McIntyre and British Sailing Team 470 helm Martin Wrigley

 

13:30

Olympic gold medallist Dylan Fletcher and 49er crew Rhos Hawes will be on Sailors' Corner for selfies and to answer your questions

15:00

Come and chat to RYA Director of Racing, Ian Walker and Olympic Performance Manager, Mark Robinson

Sunday

Talks

 All Day Chill out and rub shoulders with members of the British Sailing Team and other sailing heroes at Sailors' Corner. Try the SailGP VR experience and take on one of our top eSailors, Mike O'Donovan in the F50 on Virtual Regatta.

11:00

Olympic gold medallist Dylan Fletcher and 49er crew Rhos Hawes will be on Sailors' Corner for selfies and to answer your questions

13:00

Come and meet Matt Gotrel from the GBR SailGP Team and find out all you need to know about SailGP and what's coming up this year

 

14:30

Ian Walker and British Sailing Team sailors Nick Robbins and Dan Budsden will be on Sailors' Corner so come and say 'hi'