With less than a week to go until the doors open for the RYA Dinghy Show, there's a whole host of competitions not to be missed with some amazing prizes up for grabs.

Win a safety boat for your club

Before you even get to the show, don't miss out on the chance to win a brand new Suzuki powered Rigiflex safety boat and trailer for your club worth over £5,400 (RRP). To be in with a chance to win all you have to do is buy an advance ticket to the show (before midnight on 01 March) to be entered into the prize draw.

The winner will be announced at the show and asked to nominate the affiliated sailing club of their choice to win the Rigiflex Newmatic 360 powered by a Suzuki DF9.9AS engine with a EXT500 Super Roller from Extreme Trailers. Find more information about the competition here.

Win a Topper

At the RYA Dinghy Show this year we're marking 100 years of Ian Proctor and as part of the celebrations, Topper International are giving you the chance to win a brand new boat with their Activate your Topper competition.

The brand new Topper will be on display in amongst some of Proctor's earliest and most loved designs- visit the West Corridor to find out how you could win.

Win a Gold Glide Free Foil

To tie in with the launch of the new RYA Foiling course we're giving you the chance to win a Gold Glide Free Foil, courtesy of Glide Free Foils worth £3,000.

To take part, head to the Panorama Hall at the show, complete the entry form, pop it in the box and you'll be entered in to the prize draw. It's as simple as that! Competition closes on 30 April 2018, with the winner announced shortly after.

Also up for grabs is a two hour taster for one of the RYA's brand new foiling courses in sailing and windsurfing plus your very own Spinlock AERO PRO 50N flotation vest designed for high agility sailing. Follow the Dinghy Show Facebook and Twitter on Saturday 03 March for your chance to win.

Honda RYA Youth RIB Challenge

For something a bit different swap the tiller for the throttle and have a go on the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship simulator. See how fast you can make it around the challenging course and the fastest driver of each day will win an ICOM VHS handheld radio.

RYA Dinghy Show Treasure Hunt

There are also some fantastic prizes up for grabs for younger visitors in the famous RYA Dinghy Show Treasure Hunt. Collect the clues (and some fun giveaways) from the 17 stops around the show and you could win one of the star prizes:

  • Gill rucksack
  • A year's Yachts & Yachting subscription
  • A Ronstan watch
  • A Dryrobe
  • RYA Activity Books

Look out for the Dinghy Show Captain all weekend in the Panorama Hall and pick up an entry card!

More opportunities to win include:

  • Sunsail (B68)- win a one-week flotilla holiday in the Med either May or October 2018 on a Sunsail 36i (with skipper if required) for up to six people.
  • Sprint 15 Class Association (B24)-Win one day catamaran conversion session or for members free entry to 2018 National Championship
  • Crewsaver (F11) - win over £300 worth of Performance Gear
  • SACQUA (D24) - Chance to win a SACQUA bag


The RYA Dinghy Show presented by Suzuki in association with Yachts & Yachting and Gill, returns to Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 03-04 March.

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!

Advance tickets are available at a special discount rate of £10.00 for RYA members and £12.50 for non-members. RYA affiliated clubs 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.

To buy your tickets visit www.dinghyshow.org.uk/go/dstickets or call the ticket hotline on 0844 858 9069.

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