If you want to improve your sailing skills, then the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2016 is a must.

Alongside the hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest boats and classic designs, kit, gear and gadgets, loads of great activities, competitions and events for visitors to enjoy the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show has some amazing FREE talks and coaching sessions lined up. 

Here we introduce our speaker line up for 2016:


Clive Grant

Army Sailing Association Powerboat Trainer

Michael McNamara

Managing Director of McNamara Sails

Patrol boat handling and recovery techniques
Rig tuning


Essential tips for patrol boat duty volunteers. This talk is aimed at increasing confidence, promoting good practice and tips on how to recover some of the more modern foiling classes.


Top tips on how to set up your rig for various conditions. This hugely popular and informative demonstration uses a fully rigged RS200.

David Henshall

Sailing historian, writer and public speaker

Mark Rushall

Sailing coach and RYA author

70 years of UK dinghy development

Start line tactics


The Merlin Rocket is the very epitome of the dinghy racing scene in the UK. The boat has played a huge part in the many developments we enjoy today, from self-bailers to spinnaker chites, class organisations to open meetings - all have their roots in the Merlin Rocket


Pick up some essential tips on start line strategy and how to gain an advantage from the start of any race. This talk can help you stay an extra step ahead on the race course, whether club racing or stepping up into national competitions.

Chris Watts

RYA Race Officials Education Officer

 Roger Barnes

President of the Dinghy Cruising Association 

Racing Rules
Sleeping aboard a dinghy


Swot up on the latest rules and how they could affect you - submit your questions on the RYA Dinghy Show Facebook before the show!


With Dinghy Cruising becoming increasingly popular, Roger offers his top tips on layout and equipment needed to stay overnight on a dinghy.

The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2016, in association with Yachts and Yachting, is held at the magnificent Alexandra Palace in London over the weekend of 05-06 March.

To find out more about what's on the show and to book your tickets visit www.dinghyshow.org.uk