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LOADS IN STORE FROM THE RYA AT THE PSP SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 2014

The RYA has a whole host of events and activities lined up for this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September), from launches and workshops to fantastic competitions and prize giving’s.

Digital Day
Monday is ‘Digital Day’ on the RYA stand. Throughout the day they will have a whole host of RYA experts available for you to talk to about all things digital, giving demonstrations and answering any questions you may have. From RYA eBooks and eLearning programmes, to digital Training Almanacs, the new online chart plotter, ePacks, SafeTrx app and so much more.

Great competitions
There are also two fantastic competitions to take part in. The Green Blue, the environment project of the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine Federation, have teamed up with AkzoNobel to give one lucky visitor the chance to win 5 litres of International Paint’s Micron Extra, in a colour of their choice from their colour card. Simply visit the RYA stand, complete the entry form, answer the competition questions and pop your entry in the box, it’s that easy.

As well as the Green Blue, the RYA Membership Team are giving you a chance to win around £3,000 worth of amazing prizes in the ‘Mega Prize Draw’. All you need to do is complete the entry form and pop it in the box; simple. One lucky entrant will then be in with a chance of winning the whole prize package which currently includes:
One year’s free boating insurance from Bishop Skinner
• A Suzuki DF2.5s outboard engine
• Exposure Marine X2 Torch
• Weekend Break courtesy of IHG
• Clothing from Musto and Gill and loads more.

Visit the stand to find out just how many goodies up are for grabs in the mega prize draw and post your entry.

It’s back – RYA Active Marina Experience
Back for the third year is the RYA’s extremely popular Active Marina Experience, running throughout the show, offering you the opportunity to refresh your boating skills and gain top tips from expert instructors through our on-water and shore based workshops.

From berthing and boating handling, short-handed MOB and spinnakers and polling out, to powerboat handling skills and introduction to motor cruising the RYA Active Marina Experience is a great way to gain some real hands-on experience for FREE at the show.

For more information and details on how to book your place visit www.rya.org.uk/programmes/activemarina/sibs/Pages/default.aspx

Chat with the experts
The show is also the perfect place to chat with many of the RYA’s experts. Every day on the stand we will be joined by one of the RYA’s Regional Development Officers and experts from the Cruising, Legal and Government Affairs, Training and Membership teams who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the boating you do, from getting started to sailing around the world.

It’s also the perfect time to join or renew your membership and support the RYA in its work protecting the rights of recreational boaters and take advantage of all the great benefits RYA membership provides. RYA members also enjoy a special show discount of 20% on all publications purchased during the show. If you want to purchase one of the many RYA eBooks now available pick up your discount code from the stand.

New location!
The RYA stand (JO66) will now be situated amongst RYA Training Centres and holiday and charter companies in the large Mayflower marquee opposite the entrance to the marina area. “We believe this a much better location for the RYA stand and will mean we are easier to find”, commented Show Manager, Guy Malpas.

The RYA member’s lounge has also moved and will be situated at the heart of the in the Holiday Inn.

The new look lounge comes with the enhanced benefits of private table service, dining area, self-service cloakroom and a separate lounge area where you can sit and relax, with easy access to a Starbucks coffee station and the Holiday Inn bar if you fancy something a bit stronger! RYA members will also be able to take advantage of the Holiday Inn’s Spirit Health Club throughout the duration of the show, including gym, sauna, pool and Jacuzzi.

RYA member’s ticket offer
Enjoy all this and all that the PSP Southampton Boat Show has to offer for just £12.00 with the RYA Members specially negotiated ticket offer.

For more information and details on how to take advantage of this great offer visit www.rya.org.uk/joinrenew/benefitsnew/travelandevents/Pages/SouthamptonBoatShowTicketOffer2014.aspx

For more information about the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014 visit www.southamptonboatshow.com

For more information about the RYA visit www.rya.org.uk