The RYA takes centre stage at the Southampton Boat Show
If you’re visiting the Southampton Boat Show this year, 11-20 September, make sure you pay a visit to the RYA. Here the RYA outline what they have planned for the show:
We’ve moved! This year, following feedback from visitors who wanted the RYA stand to be located nearer the members lounge, you’ll find the RYA stand (B032) right heart of the show, directly in front of the Holiday Inn and the RYA member’s lounge.
Drop by the stand throughout the week for all the latest advice and information to help you get started or improve your boating or purchase one of the latest RYA publications.
Active Marina Experience
We see the return of the hugely popular Active Marina Experience giving you the chance to get out on the water and refresh your boating skills and gain top tips from expert instructors through our on-water workshops.
- Berthing and boat handling
- Spinnakers and polling out
- Short-handed man overboard
- Introduction to Motor Cruising
- Powerboat handling skills
Moored on berth M050 (far left of the marina) each session gives you the chance to get an hour and a half’s free tuition with a qualified instructor. For more details and how to book your session visit www.rya.org.uk/programmes/activemarina/SBS/Pages/default.aspx
As well as the usual 20% RYA member’s boat show discount on all the RYA publications and eBooks (collect your eBook discount voucher at the show), to coincide with the launch of the new edition of RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea by Tim Bartlett the publications team will be showcasing the, never seen before in the publications world, 360o lights and shapes tool. A brilliant new way to help you learn your lights and shapes, so make sure you drop by the stand to see it for yourself!
On Saturday 12 September (14.00) we will be presenting the prizes in the ilovesailing calendar competition. Pick up your copy of the 2016 calendar and you’ll also receive your very own ilovesailing rubber duck for free! (Stocks are limited so make sure you get yours early!)
Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship 2015
Then on Sunday (13 September) it’s blast off for the final of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship 2015 (on the water off Berth 101) were the 28 regional finalists aged eight to 16 will put their RIB driving skills to the test in the hopes of being crowned champion. Pop down to the water’s edge to cheer them on, the action takes place from 09.30.
While over in the RYA member’s lounge (located in the Holiday Inn Hotel) we have a whole host of promotions and activities taking place.
As well as being able to sign up or renew your RYA membership, existing members can also take advantage of the Refer a Friend scheme, providing friends and family with 25% discount on their first year’s membership and the referring member with not one, but two RYA bonus gifts for doing so – an OverBoard dry bag and an RYA umbrella.
A great time to renew your membership
If you’re an RYA Instructor renewing your membership, take advantage of the five years membership for the price of three. Chat to one of our lovely membership ladies for more information. While qualifying Gold Instructor members can collect their exclusive pin badge either from the stand or member’s lounge.
We will also be welcoming a number of our member partners to the lounge through the week to tell you more about their great offers kicking off with a visit from Virgin Atlantic (Friday 11 and Saturday 12) with giveaway surprises and lots more planned throughout the week.
Then on Sunday 13 September we will be officially launching the ARC Channel Islands Rally in association with RYA Active Marina (15.30). Join us to hear what’s in store and how to book your place. Find out more at http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/activemarina/Pages/arc-channel-islands-rally1.aspx
And if that’s not enough, members also enjoy:
- Private table service dining area
- Self-service cloakroom
- Dedicated lounge area to sit and relax
- Easy access to a Starbucks coffee station and the Holiday Inn bar if you fancy something a bit stronger!
- Access to the Holiday Inn’s Spirit Health Club throughout the duration of the show, including gym, sauna, pool and Jacuzzi
- Opportunity to purchase your RYA books from the member’s lounge
Once again RYA members can purchase tickets in advance for just £12.00 for any day of the show including Preview Day (Friday 11 September). The offer, negotiated exclusively for RYA members, saves you £10.00 off the price of a standard day adult ticket on the gate. (A fee of £1.75 applies per transaction.)
Visit the Southampton Boat Show member benefits page for your exclusive member’s code and details on how to purchase your tickets – www.rya.org.uk/go/southamptonboatshowticketoffer
About the show
Now in its 47th year, The Southampton Boat Show is one of Europe’s biggest purpose-built marinas showcasing the very best that the international marine industry has to offer. With hundreds of boats, brands and equipment to see and buy first-hand, there will be something for everyone.
To find out more about what’s on at the Southampton Boat Show visit www.southamptonboatshow.com
Images: Supplied by RYA
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