RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2015

Taking place at the Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 28 February - 1 March 2015 the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts and Yachting, is at the heart of British dinghy sailing with something for everyone; young or old, novice or pro, cruiser or racer.

Free to use audio is on this site, and the Show's main website link is below.

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Children and adults have been getting a crash course in sailing techniques at this year’s RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Sessions have been held across both days day event by RYA Optimist coach Alan Williams. Reporter Anna Sills caught up with him to see what people can learn just by coming to the show.

Nick Hutton on America's Cup

British Sailor Nick Hutton’s giving the low down on preparations for the America’s Cup at this year’s RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.

As one of the Ben Ainslie Racing team (BAR) he’s giving an update on their campaign to ‘bring the Cup home’ for the first time since the challenge first happened in 1851.

Anna Sills caught up with Nick and they chatted about his days out at the Dinghy show as a youngster.

Optimist European Championships 2015

Organisers of an international sailing competition being held in North Wales are calling for more volunteers from the local area.

The announcement, ahead of the Optimist European Championships, comes as they attend the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. 250 of the world’s top young sailors will compete in the event in July.

Our reporter chatted with Event Chairman David Baddeley about how people in the area can get involved.

The Concours d’Elegance winner is

The Nacra F20 foiling Catamaran has won the Concours d’Elegance at this year’s RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.

It was awarded the title and trophy at the Show in London event at Alexandra Palace. Grant Piggott who owns GP Sails showcased the boat.

Anna Sills caught up with him to find out what’s so special about the Nacra F20.

RYA Club of the year

Brightlingsea Sailing Club has been named Club of the Year at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.

They received their award from British sailor Nick Thompson at the two day event in London. Reporter Anna Sills caught up with President of the club David Gibbons and Commodore Alice Davies.

Big day for School Sailing

Iain Percy, Trustee of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, flew in from his Artemis America’s Cup team base in San Francisco to attend the annual RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show and to present a cheque from the Foundation for Twenty Three Thousand Pounds (£23,000) to James Conway, Treasurer of the National Schools Sailing Association.

The money is one of the first major grants made by the Foundation and will be used by the NSSA to fund school aged children, up to the age of 18, to participate in training programmes, regattas and instructor courses throughout the country.

Iain talked more about the grant at the very busy show

Launch and name - new National 18

It was an exciting day on the National 18 Stand at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - the official launch and naming ceremony of new Phil Morrison-designed, Rob White-built, National 18.

We spoke to three sailors celebrating on the stand, Jeremy Vines, Colin Chapman and Jessica Berney

Club Safety Boat winners

Members of Greenwich Yacht Club are being crowned winners of a competition to get their hands on a new £4,500 safety boat.

Club Member Les McKee from Swiss Cottage picked up the prize at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace after entering the Suzuki Marine Competition earlier this year.

Anna caught up with Les and George Cheeseman from Suzuki Marine. Listen as Les says there was nothing very difficult about submitting his entry…

Cruising around Britain in a Wayfarer

A sailing duo from Bristol are sharing their knowledge from a record breaking trip around Britain at this year’s RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.

Jeremy Warren and Phil Kirk who set sail together last May succeeded in halving the record for sailing around Britain in a small open Dinghy.

The pair did it in just 33 days.

Sport for life and the road to Rio

Stephen Park - Olympic Manager for the British Sailing team shares his thoughts about the Show. He talks about those visiting the Show just starting to sail and Olympic progress 18 months ahead of Rio.

Stephen Park is on stage as part of the programme of talks you can hear at this year’s Show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Our reporter caught up with him ...

Weather eye with Chris Tibbs

Top meteorologist and sailor Chris Tibbs is one of the key speakers at this year’s RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.

With over 250,000 miles at sea and 18 years’ experience under his belt he’s talking about the importance of checking the weather forecast before setting sail.

Reporter Anna Sills caught up with him at Alexandra Palace.

Nick Thompson opens the Dinghy Show

British Laser Sailor Nick Thompson thinks Gold is within sight at Rio 2016.

Currently ranked second in the world, today he’s opening the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at London's Alexandra Palace. With high hopes for the Games in 2016 reporter Anna Sills found out how the preparation’s going.

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show starts tomorrow

The finishing touches are being put to the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show which opens its doors to the public at 10am on Saturday 28 February.

The two day Show sets sail at London’s Alexandra Palace and features almost everything anyone could require for getting on the water in a sailing dinghy.

Duncan Truswell is Sports Development Manager for show organisers, the RYA.
Reporter Tracey Clarke caught up with him…