Speakers and Stages

We were joined throughout the weekend by some of the very best dinghy sailors and leading experts who shared their knowledge, answered your questions and got you up to speed on all things dinghy sailing.
 

Catch up on the talks from the virtual Dinghy Show on the RYA YouTube channel. See below for full schedule:   

 

Suzuki Main Stage - Saturday

On demand

Kit Picks with Y&Y -Join Yachts & Yachting magazine editor Rob Peake for his kit review, featuring products from show exhibitors.

10:15

What’s on the Horizon? -Host Hannah Diamond, RYA Director of Sport Development Rob Clark and Lee Timothy from Rockley Watersports, reflect on the impact of the past year on sailing and windsurfing and opportunities that lie ahead for our sport.

11:00

Chat with Olympic Gold Medallist Hannah Mills -Join Rio 2016 gold medallist and current 470 world champion Hannah to hear about her preparations for Tokyo 2020, and how she's overcome adversity in these challenging times

13:00

RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year, supported by Gallagher -We reveal which of the ten finalists will be crowned Club of the Year. Tune in to support the finalists.

14:15

Take Off with Foiling -Join our host Hannah Diamond and Foiling Coach, Shaun Priestly as they share their top tips to get foiling, the best courses and how to develop your foiling skills.

This replacesGet ‘Blown Away’ with Natasha Lambert due to technical issues.

15:00

Concours d'Elegance (Boat of the Show) -Ben Saxton and Mark Jardine talk dinghy classes and reveal the boat of the show!

16:00

Sailing Legends with Ian Walker -Join RYA Racing Director Ian Walker as he chats with some of the biggest names in Olympic sailing. Hear from inspirational Rio 2016 Nacra 17 gold medallistSantiago Lange, London 2012 Laser Radial gold medallistXu Lijia,1984 Finn gold medallist and America’s Cup starRussell Couttsand double Olympic gold medallistShirley Robertson.

Suzuki Main Stage - Sunday

 

On demand

Kit Picks with Y&Y -Join Yachts & Yachting magazine editor Rob Peake for his kit review, featuring products from show exhibitors.

On demand

What’s on the Horizon? -Host Hannah Diamond, RYA Director of Sport Development Rob Clark and Lee Timothy from Rockley Watersports, reflect on the impact of the past year on sailing and windsurfing and opportunities that lie ahead for our sport.

10:30

Meet Team GB Sailors -Get your questions at the ready as we meet some of the Tokyo 2021 Team GB Sailors.

12:00

Dinghy Cruising Adventures on UK Waterswith Roger Barnes. Pick up some top tips on how to prepare, stay safe and make the most of your trip!

 

Followed by…RYA Dinghy Cruising Trails launch

13:00

Protecting our Playground- sustainable sailing for cleaner, healthier waters. The Green Blue’s Kate Fortnam is joined by British Sailing Team's Saskia Sills, youth sailors, Harry Slight and Courtney Bilbrough to discuss best practice to protect the environment.

Followed by...University Sailing Sustainability Challenge - award ceremony -we announce this year’s winners with new sponsor, Adam Chubbock from OceanR.

14:00

All About Windsurfing- Windsurfing guru Sam Ross interviews the British Sailing Team’s Emma Wilson and Tom Squires. Olympian Dave Hackford joins them to discuss the new watersports including wing foiling that have taken off here in the UK.

15:00

Virtual Racing Grand Final- Tune in for the live final of the eSailing Winter Club Championship. Commentary from Mark Jardine, yachtsandyachting.com and Olympic medallist and Team GB sailor, Stuart Bithell.

16:15

Seven Dinghies for Seven Decades- Join sailing historian David Henshall as he travels back in time to the very first show in 1952 and examines one boat per decade that helped define the time. Have your say and vote for your dinghy of the decade during the talk session!

Knowledge Zone - Saturday

Over in the Knowledge Zone it’s time to get technical and find out how you can get the competitive edge out on the water. 

 

On demand

RS Kids Takeover-fun with Jake, prizes up for grabs, activities and quizzes to keep your young sailors entertained.

On demand Top Tips from the RNLI- Ros Cameron from the RNLI gives her top safety tips for when we can all get back out on the water.

11:30

The Racing Edge- Interview and some top tips from GB’s ILCA stars Alison Young, Elliot Hanson and Lorenzo Chiavarini.

12:00

Talking Tactics and Rules- Mark Rushall talks tactics for the beat, run and start plus an update on the racing rules of sailing.

13:45

Decision Making Under Pressure- Performance psychologists Chelsea Orme and Suze Burton-Wylie discuss how to manage stress and pressure on the racecourse.

15:30

Coach yourself to success– Feva Class and British Keelboat Academy Coach Niall Myant talks about recreating the coach's eye, measuring performance rather than guessing, solo exercises and sources of information and ideas to make every session count.

16:30

Forecasting Afloat- British Sailing Team meteorologist Simon Rowell returns to share his knowledge on how to use a forecast on the water.

Knowledge Zone - Sunday

 

On demand

RS Kids Takeover-fun with Jake, prizes up for grabs, activities and quizzes to keep your young sailors entertained.

On demand

Forecasting Afloat -British Sailing Team meteorologist Simon Rowell returns to share his knowledge on how to use a forecast on the water.

11:15

Connect with CoachingOlympian and British Sailing Team Coach Stevie Morrison, joins the RYA’s Dave Mellor and Tim Cross to launch the new ‘Connect with Coaching’ video series. Tune in as they discuss how the new resources can be used by club and class coaches to support the development of their coaching activity.

12:30

Let’s talk Rigging-Michael McNamara shares his top tips on how to rig your boats in different conditions.

14:30

The Boat Whisperer- Rudderless steering for high performance with Steve Cockerill

On demand

Towing top tips and trailer maintenance –with industry expert, Ian Jubb.

On demand

Boat Repair Workshop with Pete Vincent. You can also see his live repair workshops on his stand in the exhibitor hall over the weekend.

On demand Top Tips from the RNLI- Ros Cameron from the RNLI gives her top safety tips for when we can all get back out on the water.