If you’re visiting TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show (14-23 September) make sure you get your fix on everything boating and pay a visit to the RYA stand (B032) located outside of the Holiday Inn Hotel.

To kick off the week on Saturday (15 September) we reveal the winners of the 2018/2019 ilovesailing calendar competition and present them with their winner’s prizes. The top 12 photos make up the 2019 calendar, you can pick up your copy from the RYA stand and receive your very own ilovesailing rubber duck for free!

On Sunday (16 September) its blast off for the national final of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship 2018 (on the water berth 101) in front of the Sunseeker stand in Solent Park. Twenty six regional finalists aged 8-16 will put their RIB driving skills to the test in the hopes of being crowned champions.

Pop down to the water’s edge to cheer on the finalist from your region. The action takes place from 9:30 with the winners revealed on the Honda stand at approximately 16:30.

On the stand

“We’re delighted to be returning to the Southampton Boat Show” said RYA Shows and Promotions Manager Celia Edgington. “The RYA has a wealth of advice and information available to visitors from getting out on the water with the whole family, to finding the right training course”.

Discover everything you need to know about the free to download RYA SafeTrx app, the proven tracking and alerting system which is ideal for everyone who enjoys being on the water – whether you’re a kitesurfer, kayaker, dinghy sailor or powerboater. Don’t miss the exclusive RYA SafeTrx show competition which will see all new subscribers (from 14-23 September) entered into a grand prize draw.

As well as the useful free available advice, pick up your RYA publications with a 20% boat show discount for RYA members. On the stand you can trial the ever growing series of eBooks with their interactive content which is perfect for enhancing your skills or preparing for an exam. 

Finally free on the stand throughout the show is the ‘RYA 360˚VR On the Water Experience’. Whatever your age, pop on the oculus goggles and experience the feeling of flying on this virtual simulator.

RYA Membership

As an RYA member if you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the show you can relax in the exclusive RYA Members’ Lounge serving food and beverages throughout the day.


  • Private table service dining area and self-service cloakroom
  • Easy access to a Starbucks coffee station and the Holiday Inn bar if you fancy something a bit stronger!
  • Access to the Holiday Inn's Spirit Health Club throughout the duration of the show, including gym

RYA Member Reward Partners Dry Robe, Honda, Rooster, Neilson Holidays and Life-Cell will also be showing their products in the Lounge throughout the week

What’s more if you sign up for membership during the show you can choose from one of three gifts including an RYA flask, RYA beach bag or an RYA cool bag. There’s also exclusive show benefits for those who renew membership at the show or refer a friend or family member.

The RYA is delighted once again to be able to offer every RYA members a FREE ticket to the Southampton Boat Show with the opportunity to purchase up to three additional tickets at the special price of £13. (Ticket offer is now closed).

To find out more information about TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show visit www.southamptonboatshow.com