Virtual RYA Dinghy Show - full schedule announced

01 Feb 21
Graphic of main stage for virtual dinghy show 2021

With most of us currently staying at home, the virtual RYA Dinghy Show  presented by Suzuki  (27-28 February) offers an unmissable opportunity to spend a weekend indulging all things dinghy sailing.

With over 80 exhibitors offering everything you need to get afloat plus two virtual stages crammed with talks and coaching sessions from some of the industry’s biggest names, the show is more accessible than ever with plenty to whet your appetite all weekend.

Attending the show is completely FREE, all you need to do is register by visiting www.dinghyshow.org.uk You can then attend the show from wherever you are, and there is no limit to the number of times you can log in. You don’t even need to install any software.

What’s on when…

Professional sailor Hannah Diamond will be the host for this year’s virtual show. From medal races to ocean races, Hannah has raced across the breadth of our sport and will be helping to guide visitors around the show plus interviewing sailing legends and industry experts across the two stages.

Suzuki Main Stage

 

We will be joined throughout the weekend by some of the very best dinghy sailors and leading experts who will be sharing their knowledge, answering your questions and getting you up to speed on all things dinghy sailing.

Saturday

Suzuki Main Stage Talk

All day

ON DEMAND Kit Picks with Y&Y - Join Yachts & Yachting magazine editor Rob Peake for his kit review, featuring products from show exhibitors plus the latest water sports equipment.

10:15

What’s on the horizon? - Host Hannah Diamond, RYA Director of Sport Development Rob Clark and Lee Timothy from Rockley Watersportsreflect 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 Yearsupported 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 replaces Get '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. Get the inside story from Rio 2016 Nacra 17 gold medallist Santiago Lange, London 2012 Laser Radial gold medallist Xu Lijia and 1984 Finn gold medallist and America’s Cup star Russell Coutts and double gold medallist Shirley Robertson.

Sunday

Suzuki Main Stage Talk

All day

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.

All day

ON DEMAND Kit Picks with Y&Y - Join Yachts & Yachting magazine editor Rob Peake for his kit review, featuring products from show exhibitors plus the latest water sports equipment.

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 Waters with 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 members of the British Sailing Team to discuss best practice to protect the environment.

Followed by...University Sailing Sustainability Challenge - award ceremony - we announce this year’s winners with new sponsorOceanR.

14:00

All About WindsurfingWindsurfing guru Sam Ross interviews the British Sailing Team’s Emma Wilson and Tom Squires. Olympian Dave Hackford joins them to discuss the new watersports 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

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.

Saturday

Knowledge Zone Talk

All day

ON DEMAND - RS Kids Takeover – Fun challenges, top tips and loads more for younger visitors, with great prizes up for grabs!

11:30

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

12:00

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

13:45

Decision Making Under PressurePerformance 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 AfloatBritish Sailing Team meteorologist Simon Rowell returns to share his knowledge on how to use a forecast on the water.

Sunday

Knowledge Zone Talk

All day

ON DEMAND - RS Kids Takeover – Fun challenges, top tips and loads more for younger visitors, with great prizes up for grabs!

All day

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

All day

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

11:15

Connect with Coaching Olympian and RYA 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 - Mike 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

 

Don't worry, you don’t have to be a technical whizz to enjoy the Show! Once registered you will also receive a copy of the show guide and an instruction guide providing step by step tips on how to navigate the showfrom accessing the show halls and interacting with exhibitors, to viewing the talks and how to collect everything in your show bag.

The easy-to-use platform also offers live technical support throughout the weekend for those unfamiliar with attending online events. 

So, with less than a month to go, what are you waiting forregister today for what promises to be an action-packed weekend! And remember:

  • Attending the show is completely FREE
  • Register by visiting www.dinghyshow.org.uk
  • You can attend the show from wherever you are
  • There is no limit to the number of times you can log in
  • You don't even have to install any software

For more information, the latest schedules of events and to register visit www.dinghyshow.org.uk

*Talks schedules correct at time of going to press. Talks are subject to change.