Visit Barton Marine on stand B22 at the RYA Dinghy Show, 29 February – 01 March, Alexandra Palace, London and see if you can Beat the Barton Block Clock and be in with a chance of winning a £100 Deck Gear Voucher. You’ll also find the full dinghy equipment range and be able to discover exciting new products launching at the Show.

The show will also mark the official launch of the Barton Marine Rising Star campaign which will see one lucky young sailor awarded with an exciting support and equipment package to help their personal sailing development and help boost their racing aptitude to the next level.

A race ready Barton rigged Streaker dinghy will take centre stage on the stand showing a selection of products for demonstrations and rigging ideas for all boats. Try out the Barton Ratchet Block, which wins accolades from racing sailors hailing its optimum control capabilities, with a 12 face anodised sheave and a break load of 1200kg! .

The full dinghy equipment range, including new 2020 product launches will be available for show and tell and the Barton experts will be on hand to advise how to optimise your rigging set up for maximum speed and ultimate control. Also, discover the new Quick Cleat models for dinghies, kayaks, water toys and inflatables.

Beat the Barton Block

Thousands of talented sailors from all walks of life visit the RYA Dinghy Show, but can they assemble deck equipment from scratch? Barton will be testing their dexterity and attention to detail with the Beat the Barton Block Clock Competition. A daily £100 gift voucher is on offer to the person who assembles a size 3 single block the quickest. Robin from Weymouth holds the record with a blistering time of 15.07 seconds. Will you be the one to beat him?

Rising Star 2020

New for 2020 is the Barton Marine Rising Star campaign. The competition is open to all passionate sailors between the ages of 12 and 20 who are engaged in dinghy or one design keel boat racing in the UK. Applicants can enter by filling in the entry form and submitting a two minute video explaining their love for sailing.

As well as being a UK ambassador to new and young sailors who want to expand their sailing skills and opportunities. The Barton Marine Rising Star will be awarded:

  • The title of Barton Rising Star for a minimum of 12 months
  • Full complement of Barton equipment for thier boat throughout the 12 months
  • Barton branded clothing and accessories from a well-known yachting brand
  • Go-Pro Camera & accessories
  • Social media support
  • Barton Mentorship to help identify and achieve personal goals and objectives
  • An opportunity to identify and influence future product design

As a Barton brand ambassador the winner will be expected to create a short but regular diary about their experiences and activities on the water, review Barton products supplied for their use, attend agreed industry events to support Barton (expenses paid) and to promote the Barton brand and equipment range with sailing peers. A truly unique opportunity to enhance your C.V. through taking part in your favourite sport.

The Rising Star Award also aims to enhance awareness of the winner as a competitive sailor and provide further exposure within the Barton business and leisure marine industry and assist with a future sailing career or vocation.

To find out more about this great competition and collect your entry form, take part in ‘Beat the Barton Block’ and discover great new products visit the Barton Marine team on stand B22

Entries for Barton Marine’s Rising Star 2020 competition close on 20 April 2020.

What’s on at the Show?

There’s lots in store at the 2020 RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts and 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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