Inspire your club members with a visit to the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2015
If your club is looking for advice on legal issues, tips on increasing club membership or perhaps more knowledge about club racing then don’t miss the 2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show (28 February- 01 March).
Held at Alexandra Palace, North London, the show provides a fantastic opportunity to get your club members together in the winter and pick up information and advice to prepare for the season ahead.
Back by popular demand, the RYA Club Clinics supported by Arthur J. Gallagher will offer 1-2-1 sessions with leading RYA experts, giving you the opportunity to discuss the key issues which can make a huge difference to your club. The 30 minute sessions will run throughout the weekend in the Panorama Hall on a number of different topics.To book your slot see link below.
Legal advice with RYA Legal Advisor, Mandy Peters or RYA Legal Manager, Gus Lewis
Technical and Racing services advice from Portsmouth Yardstick to equipment rules guidance with RYA Technical Co-ordinator, Debbi Smith, or Bas Edmonds, Technical and Racing Services Manager
Club development, increasing membership and participation with one of the RYA’s Regional Development Officers
RYA Training with with Amanda Van Santen, RYA Chief Instructor, Dinghy and Windsurfing
Champion clubs: youth and junior racing with one of the RYA’s High Performance Managers
OnBoard: getting young people into sailing and windsurfing with Cat Ferguson, RYA OnBoard Operations Officer
How to make disability plain sailing with Debbie Blachford, Sailability Manager or Leon Ward, Sailability Development Officer
RYA Club Briefing
The RYA Club Briefing (Saturday 1030 – 1130) will provide expert guidance to make your 2015 season a success. RYA staff will be presenting on a range of topics that will include RYA Push the Boat Out, CASC updates, changes to the youth and adult training schemes and other topics to help make 2015 a success at your club.
Each club can send up to two representatives and each attendee will receive a complimentary ticket which can be picked up at the Briefing.
If your club already has CASC (community amateur sports club) status or thinking about it, RYA Legal Advisor Mandy Peters will be running one hour workshops on both Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 covering changes to the scheme that come into effect in April 2015.
Push the Boat Out
One of the biggest events in the club calendar this year is RYA Push the Boat Out and on Sunday the RYA is running an ‘activators’ workshop which will help you to make the most your PTBO open day and taster sessions.
If your club is planning a Push the Boat Out event click here to register your event with us. You will then receive an invitation to attend the PTBO Activator workshop.
Talks and coaching sessions
Are you a club patrol boat volunteer? Clive Grant, author of the RYA Instructor Handbook and the Army powerboat trainer, returns to the show to provide essential tips to increase your confidence, promote good practice and give the lowdown on how to recover some of the more modern foiling classes (mainstage at 11:15). Title sponsors Suzuki Marine will also be showcasing a range of RYA specified safety boat packages on stand F10.
RYA Club Support Advisor Jackie Bennetts said: “The show is an opportunity to ‘kick start’ the sailing season and find out what’s new from the RYA.
There are talks and coaching sessions from top experts to inspire your members to get out on the water and improve sailing skills all year round.”
Club ticket offer
RYA Affiliated clubs can also take advantage of a special ticket price of £9.50 when booking 10 or more tickets at a time.
If your club is planning on organising a group trip to the show, you can purchase tickets online or via the ticket hot line and take advantage of the group discount price. Simply state how many tickets you want (minimum 10+ adults) and the name of your club at the point of booking.
Find your RYA club ticket discount code here
For more information about what’s on at the show and to book your tickets visit www.dinghyshow.org.uk