UK debut of ‘The Foiling Dinghy’ and ‘L12 Lowrider’ from AST - Advanced Sailing Technologies

21 Feb 20

The RYA Dinghy Show 2020, (29 February – 01 March, Alexandra Palace) will be the UK’s premier viewing of ‘The Foiling Dinghy’ along with sister boat, the ‘L12 Lowrider’ from Advanced Sailing Technologies (AST); see them in the UK for the first time on stand D20.

The Foiling Dinghy has been designed by AST to be an easy to foil sailing dinghy, purpose built to foil with a dual foil system. It’s affordable, lightweight and easy to transport, launch and handle on land.

“The new dinghy is designed to be stable and forgiving in flight, yet exciting to sail, and aimed at the club sailor. Complexity is reduced to a minimum, with dual foils that are self-adjusting and self-tacking, giving it the ease of sailing as a laser, the lightness of an aero, and enables safe and fun foiling performance”, commented Thilo Keller, MD from AST.

As well as showcasing these great new dinghies The Show will see the launch of new business, ‘Dynamic-Sailing’, headed up by Stephen Blake who will be working with AST to promote The Foiling Dinghy in the UK.

With over 40 years of sailing experience, Stephen commented: “It’s a great time to launch The Foiling Dinghy in the UK, I was so impressed with the boat at the Dusseldorf boat show in January 2020 I knew that we had to showcase the boat in the UK. For me, German design and engineering has delivered a foiling boat that can be enjoyed by the majority that can sail a sailing dinghy, if you can sail a laser 1, you can go foiling with The Foiling Dinghy.”

Drop by the stand to chat with Stephen who will be on hand with the manufacturer from Germany, AST, to answer any queries you may have.

There will also be four Q&A sessions over the weekend at 11:30am and 15:30 both days talking about the unique ACC - Automatic Cant Control foil system.

Plus, visitors can enter a free prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a day on the water in The Foiling Dinghy at Carsington Sailing Club, in Ashbourne, there are five places up for grabs. While a special show promotion will give the first five people to place an order at the show £500 off the RRP.

So make sure you pay a visit to the AST stand (D20) and check out the new sensation on the block “The Foiling Dinghy”. The team will be pleased to show you The Foiling Dinghy in flight across a number videos and photographs and answer any questions you have.

What’s on at the Show?

There’s lots in store at the 2020 RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts & Yachting, with visitors of all ages able to enjoy family-friendly show favourites. From the 360° ‘On the Water’ virtual reality sailing experience, to the sailing simulators, activity pool, trapeze rig and the famous RYA Dinghy Show Treasure Hunt. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced dinghy sailor, or just getting started.

As well as a full line up of expert talks and coaching sessions, you’ll also discover hundreds of boats from beautiful classics to the very latest in cutting edge design along with clubs, classes, boat builders, holiday companies and much more! Plus all weekend there will be plenty of activities to inspire and entertain the whole family.

Get your ticket

Advance tickets are available from October 2019 at a special discount rate of £10.00 for RYA members and £12.50 for non-members. Groups can also take advantage of a special ticket price of £10 when booking six tickets or more. Don’t forget four children go free with each paying adult as well.

Buy your tickets at or call the ticket hotline on 0844 8589069.

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