The only show dedicated to dinghy sailors opens this weekend

This weekend (6-7 March) the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010, the only show dedicated exclusively to dinghy sailors, opens it’s doors at Alexandra Palace, London, and it’s not too late to get your ticket.

With over 200 exhibitors including some 100 clubs and class associations, Alexandra Palace will be packed with everything a dinghy sailor needs. Alongside the exhibitors and the boats, will be Olympic bronze medallist Bryony Shaw and Skandia Team GBR’s Laser 2009 ISAF World Cup Champion, Nick Thompson.

You will also be able to hear from Paul Larsen, pilot of Vestas SailRocket, and the challenges the team faced when bidding for the sail speed record last year. There will be the chance to get interactive at Volvo’s Towing or City Safety sessions (register at, take a peak at the stunning Blown Away photo exhibition – a week in Weymouth with Skandia Team GBR – or pick up some windsurfing tips at two new windsurfing coaching sessions.

Plus, thanks to show sponsors Volvo plus Suzuki, Rigiflex, Mersea Trailers and Rooster Sailing, for every 10 or more members visiting the show from your club, the club could win:

· 10 or moreWIN10 Rooster Sailing buoyancy aids
· 20 or moreWINA set of five Volvo racing marks
· 30 or moreWINSafety Boat Package comprising: Suzuki 9.9hp Outboard engine, Rigiflex New Matic 360 motor boat and trailer from Mersea Trailers

So give the name of your club when you book your ticket and you could help your club win one of these great prizes.

To find out more and to order your tickets, visit or call the ticket hotline on 0844 811 0409.

Tickets cost £11.00 for adults / £9.00 for RYA members, if you book in advance. £5.00 for children (5-16 years), FREE on Sunday. Children who are RYA members go FREE of charge all weekend.

Tickets can also be purchased on the door at £13.00 for adult and £6.50 for children.

All visitors to the show can also pick up their FREE show guide and FREE sailing season wall planner.