MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia
Sail-World.com : RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - More popular than ever + Video
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - More popular than ever + Video

'RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2014'    RYA Dinghy Show

The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts and Yachting, proved more popular than ever this year as dinghy enthusiasts from across the country flocked to Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 01-02 March.

'We had some 10,000 people attend this year’s show, making it the most highly attended show since 2006, with a fantastic seven percent increase in advance and on the door tickets on last year’s figures; we are delighted.

'It’s great to see that the show is still a firm favourite amongst dinghy enthusiasts and people looking for something new to try and it is great to see such a large number of younger visitors to the show' commented show co-ordinator Charlotte Pearson.

'The feedback we’ve received from exhibitors, visitors, guest speakers and the visiting British Sailing Team sailors has all been extremely positive, with everyone agreeing what a fantastic show it’s been.

'Many people commented on the exciting buzz of the show and how much there was to do and take part in. The atmosphere all weekend has definitely got everyone fired up for the season ahead and we will making every effort over the next year to make the 2015 just as successful and look at ways to improve the balance between Saturday and Sunday attendance and activities', added Charlotte.

Being the only show in the world dedicated to dinghy sailing it is really a must for all dinghy sailors and enthusiasts. Throughout the weekend visitors had the chance to check out the hundreds of boats, both old and new designs, that crammed the halls of Ally Pally, kit, gear, books, and much more, as well as pick up some top tips from some of the very best dinghy sailors and dinghy sailing experts around.

A host of British Sailing Team sailors including Paralympic Bronze medallist Alexandra Rickham, made their way to the show to take part in main stage talks and share their top tips in the coaching sessions. They also spent time hanging out around the show having a go at the many activities taking place including, giving tips on the trapezing rig and having a go on the RS sailing simulator, as well as chatting to visitors, signing autographs and generally having a great time.

From hard core racers to cruisers, families and youngsters the show had something for everyone. Main stage talks attracted big crowds as did the more hands on coaching sessions where visitors got to experience everything from taking part in the sailing fitness sessions, to the interactive racing rules session and the always popular Rig Tuning sessions.

Younger visitors whizzed around the show collecting stickers in the ‘Bob the Buoy’ Treasure Hunt, under the watchful eye of ‘Bob’ himself, the RYA Junior member mascot.

Amongst all the action and hustle and bustle of the show there were also a whole host of prizes presented and winners announced throughout the weekend. Our winners were:

• RYA Club of the Year 2014 – Staunton Harold Sailing Club
• Concours d’Elegance winner – Mike Lennon’s Exocet International Moth
• RS Design a sail competition – William James, seven, from Torquay
• RYA Regional Youth Champions 2014

o Thames Valley: Leila Moore
o Eastern: Bryony Bennett-Lloyd and Annabel Cattermole
o North East: Ben Russell
o South East: Ross Banham
o South West: Bella Fellows
o Scotland: Gillies Munro and Daniel Harris
o North West: Hannah Bristow
o Northern Ireland: Liam Glynn
o East Midlands: Ellie Craig
o Southern: Anthony Parke
o Yorkshire and Humberside: Reanna Wilson
o West Midlands: Kieran Martin
o Wales: Ellie Meopham

• Treasure Hunt winners (Saturday)

o First – Hugo Hardy, Norfolk
o Second – Keeley Kenmuir-Hogg, Derbyshire
o Third – Elliot Porter- Webster, Nantwich

• Treasure Hunt winners (Sunday)

o First – Amelia Mayhew, Erwarton
o Seocnd – Abbie Wallace, Maldon
o Third – Tom Backhall, Aberystwyth

'We will be announcing shortly the winner of the ‘Start Sailing Competition, where one lucky visitor will win a Topaz Taz courtesy of Topper Sailboats International and a massive haul of other essential dinghy sailing goodies', commented Charlotte.

The show was also a great success for the hundreds of exhibiting sailing clubs, associations and retailers.

Father and son team Clive and Ben Johnson, owners of Shipmates commented: 'We’ve always come to the show, I started coming in 1974 and we’ve been a father and son team for about 20 years now.

'We’ve done lots of shows over the years but always come back to this one. We see a lot of regular clients at the show who visit us each year. It has a lovely atmosphere, it really is one of our favourites and being a dinghy focused show we know what our clients want and that works really well for us.'

David Kent, Sailing Development Manager for the Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) commented; 'SSI have been coming to the show for over 10 years now. It’s a great place for us to network with the classes and attract events north of the border.

'The atmosphere is really friendly and we’ve had a lot of people coming to talk with us; it’s great having all the main players all in one place. Saturday was really busy, busier than last year and we’re hoping for a busy Sunday as well.'

We hope everyone who visited the show this year had a great time and we look forward to seeing you there next year, 28 February – 01 March.

Love Dinghy Sailing? Then why not join the association that promotes and protects, safe, successful and rewarding boating. Join today and support the RYA in protecting your boating rights and freedoms. Take advantage of free advice and support on all aspects of your boating, as well as enjoying a range of fantastic personal member offers.



Event website: Click here


by Emma Slater


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=119858

11:33 AM Wed 5 Mar 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Marine Business News

2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Marine Syndication, a division of Marine Auctions, was in full swing at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo that took place at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera. ... [more]  

More than 13,000 visitors flocked to Scotland’s Boat Show 2014 (SBS14) at Kip Marina, Inverclyde last weekend as the boating world showed off everything from a £500 dinghy to an £800,000 Sunseeker luxury powerboat. SBS14 is the largest boat show in Scotland and the third largest in the UK and, with over £15m worth of boats on display, there was something for every budget. ... [more]  

RYA Scotland Annual Awards - As the end of the year gets closer it is time to review the season and time spent on the water. People taking up the sport for the very first time and the new skills they have learned, the young performance sailors who have brought home national and world titles, the 250 boats and thousands of spectators who witnessed the Commonwealth Flotilla and all the people ... [more]  

2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - The awe-inspiring aerial antics of the Extreme High Diving show at this weekend’s 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo have a whole new flavour, with McDonald’s signing up as an event partner. ... [more]  

Alongside the line-up yachts and boats by international and local brands, visitors to this year’s Yacht CN will have a chance to enjoy the exciting Moto Surf China Race, passionate samba dances, bikini model shows, international music band performances, and popular international DJ music on-site. ... [more]  

Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the planet's oceans of floating plastic. He has dedicated his teenage years to finding a way of collecting it. But can the system really work - and is there any point when so much new plastic waste is still flowing into the sea every day? ... [more]  

Discover Boating Week starts tomorrow by Boating Industry Association
Discover Boating Week is a celebration of the recreational boating lifestyle and the joys and fun that come with spending quality time on the water. Whether you're a fisherman, paddler or sailor, there is something for everyone. Over 40 events will be taking place across the state from October 18 - 25 and the best part is, they all absolutely free! ... [more]  

October 17, 2014: Markets continued to leak overnight despite attempts by St Louis Fed President Bullard to calm the storm. He advocated further extension of monetary stimulus to combat the sharp collapse in confidence. The European Union is under extreme pressure ... [more]  

Great start to another massive Gold Coast International Marine Expo by Emma Milne/Gold Coast International Marine Expo
The Gold Coast International Marine Expo – open all weekend – is a marquee event for the marine industry and has delivered on its promise of 'all things aquatic – from super yachts and jet skis to kayaks and fishing equipment … and everything in between'. ... [more]  

The Australian Sailing Team has today official opened an extended deck at the National Training Centre at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney. Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Director Matt Favier officially opened the extension, which upgrades the Australian Sailing Team’s AIS Training Centre to integrate Paralympic training and to accommodate more rigging and launching area ... [more]  

After a year of intense activity MSE’s ‘GLEAMS’ (Glycerine Fuel for Marine Sustainability), project has completed. The project consortium have gathered the evidence and conducted the analysis necessary to show that glycerine is a technically feasible very low emissions alternative fuel in the marine market. ... [more]  

The 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is fast approaching and I want to know if you’re planning to attend. If you are, I'd like to let you know about some of our must-see clients. ... [more]  

Gerhard Bukac has joined DualDocker reinforcing the team as International Sales Manager and will ultimately, after his training period, be responsible for ‘Global Sales’ and for coordinating, supporting and training the entire sales force. His thorough technical background, experience in sales, as well as his devotion to boating make him an ideal DualDocker team member. ... [more]  

Ian Broad and Ian Lindsay and their beloved Hood Sails in Sydney have become a sail making institution on the Australian scene. Established in 1971, Hood Sail makers (Aust.) P/L is 100% Australian owned and operated by the two Ian’s and it was the first Hood sail loft outside of the USA. This week we interviewed Broadie. ... [more]  

October 17–24 has been declared Safer Boating Week this year, in what will become an annual focus on keeping boaties safe in the lead up to Labour Weekend – the traditional time to get boats and gear ready for summer. Members of the National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum, chaired by Maritime NZ, will run a range of activities in the week aimed at getting three simple messages through to boat owner ... [more]  

October 16, 2014: European markets hit the panic button overnight with share markets losing over 3%! A sudden realisation or the straw that broke the camels back? The German market looks like it has gone back into recession and that was the only beacon of hope. ... [more]  

SMAR Azure is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Stephens, as Sales Agent for Australia and New Zealand. The appointment of Brad Stephens, based in the Harbour city of Sydney, will ensure easy access for Australian and New Zealand customers to SMAR Azure's unique products and services. ... [more]  

Yachting Australia's night of nights is almost here, with the sport's annual awards celebration set to take place this Friday night at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. ... [more]  

2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - With less than 24 hours until the start of the three-day 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo, the event site is a hive of activity as exhibitors prepare and polish their displays to help you make this summer one to remember. ... [more]  

October 15, 2014: Equity markets stabilized overnight but for how long? The melt down has been aggressive and currencies have been hit along with commodities. Oil has been one of the major victims, with demand plummeting, endorsing some very long time bears. ... [more]  

Teijin Aramid will raise prices for its Twaron products. All prices for Teijin Aramids Twaron products will increase by 7% insofar as existing contracts allow. This is the first time since 2008 the company has announced a general price increase. ... [more]  

Russia, international premium shrink wrap supplier, Dr. Shrink, has joined forces with FastPack Russia. The company will stock all Dr. Shrink supplies in its warehouse near St. Petersburg. 'FastPack Russia has the capability to train, demonstrate, and ship materials throughout Russia in a very timely manner,' said Dr. Shrink president Mike Stenberg. ... [more]  

Doha’s premier marina Mourjan Marinas – Lusail City has announced it will expand in response to increasingly high demand for more berths in Qatar. Construction is now underway on 49 new modern floating berths, which will bring the marina’s total offering to 142 berths. ... [more]  

Boats recovery after Sydney storm by Roads and Maritime Services
Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Director Angus Mitchell said Roads and Maritime Services boating safety officers (BSO) had been busy since sunrise in Port Hacking helping with the recovery of more than 10 boats which broke their moorings overnight during stormy conditions. ... [more]  

MMC have donated 300 new generation lifejackets to Rowing NSW so their coaches and instructors can act as ambassadors by wearing them and role modelling behaviour to further encourage everyone on the water to wear lifejackets. ... [more]  

It was the high-profile sailing partnership that promised a return to the glory days of its maiden win in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. But the team behind the drama-plagued 100-footer Wild Thing has imploded in a mire of bankruptcy, financial disputes and accusations of incompetence that famously saw the vessel disqualified just three hours before the start of the 2012 race. ... [more]  

Ocean Safety has appointed their fifth Sales Coordinator in a response to increased business, ensuring they maintain a high level of service to their customers. Michael Windle joins the company at an exciting time, as Ocean Safety expands into new markets. ... [more]  

The Barcelona International Boat Show will once again be the platform chosen by the main national and international companies in the sector to exhibit their products this year. Around 250 exhibitors will present 70 new boat models, from the more than 650 boats on show, 50 innovations in electronic accessories and the latest motors, as well as a wide range of services, products and trends. ... [more]  

To celebrate the start of the recreational boating season, Discover Boating Week will run from October 18 to 26. The public are invited to learn more about recreational boating through dozens of activities that have been organised by industry members and associated boating groups. ... [more]  

The Southern Spars team celebrates the company’s 25th year in operation with a continuous wave of innovation and ongoing expansion of its global operation. The company now employs 550 people worldwide with manufacturing or service facilities in New Zealand , South Africa, USA, Denmark, Sri Lanka and Spain. ... [more]  

The 605 Sportsfish gives you such a good fishing experience you might not notice how safe it is! A hinged gate provides sea-height access to the transom. Starboard and port walk rounds provide fast accessibility to all areas of the boat. And a bow windlass option makes it easier than ever to drop anchor. ... [more]  

Multihull Solutions is expecting strong interest in its power and sail range at this weekend’s Gold Coast Marine Expo from 17-19 October. The company will be displaying the new Summerland 40 Long Range (LR) by Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts as well as the Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 Evolution at the show, to satisfy both power and sail multihull enthusiasts. ... [more]  

National Australia Bank customers will receive priority treatment at the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo after striking a milestone partnership deal with event organisers. ... [more]  

Icarus Sailing Media partners with Ace Electronics Enterprise
ACI launches construction of Marina Slano
Vaughan Bullivant cuts Daydream Island price tag to $30 million
Delegate registration opens for marine15
Sir Ben Ainslie praises British superyacht apprentices
2014 GC Int'l Marine Expo - Club Marine’s Bart Beek shares the secret
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October11, 2014 - Ominous correction
The Barcelona World Race at the Barcelona International Boat Show
United States Sailboat Show - Alistair Murray honored in Annapolis
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October10, 2014 - Europe about to blow
Superior on show at 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Boats to behold … and much more
'Largest ever' U.S. Sailboat show cruises into Annapolis
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 9, 2014 - KIWI jumps to .7900
Sail Canada - Keel and Power Programs at AGM
IBEX 2014 reports 47 percent increase in attendance
Superior set for METS and enters Waterscape in DAME Awards *Feature
BIA NSW and SA merger process complete
Roads and Maritime Services seeks proposals for vessel suppliers
Ferretti Yachts 550 comes to light
Marine Manufacturers Forum to take place in Melbourne   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 8, 2014 - IMF spooks market   
Vicsail - Boat Show Open Day - d'Albora Marina Rushcutters Bay   
Benetti launches Veloce 140 in the Fast Displacement series   
Keep Australia Fishing - Sydney Marine Park comments   
METS 2014 - Record number of exhibitors heading for Amsterdam   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 7, 2014 - ANZACs rise   
Yachting Queensland forges partnership with MPA   
New equipment boosts NSW marine pollution response   
The future is now at 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo   
The nautical sector in Spain   
River to Reef and Honda Marine – Back again   
Marine Auctions expands its business to New Zealand   
Sailing legend backs Yanmar   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 4, 2014 - ANZAC crashes   
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Futuristic and fun toys   
Genoa International Boat Show 2014 – everything is relative   
Aquasports Marine named Mercury’s Australian Dealer of the Year   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 3, 2014 - NZD rebounds   
GC International Marine Expo: Sirroco RIB + engine up for grabs   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
  







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT