If you’re heading to the London Boat Show (06-15 January 2017, Excel, London) in January to get your new year fix on all things boating, then make sure you drop by the RYA stand (C009) for all the latest advice and information.


Throughout the week we will be joined by members’ of the RYA’s Regional Development Team, experts from our Cruising, Legal and Government Affairs, Training and Membership teams who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the boating you do.


Visit the Information Hub to find out where your nearest club or training centre is located or where to find a specific course near you.  Pick up useful information about boating abroad or buying a second-hand boat or simply find out more about all the great offers available to RYA members from over 50 member reward partners.


You’ll also be able to purchase titles from the RYA’s extensive range of publications, including the new Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, as well as trial the ever growing series of eBooks, with their interactive content great for enhancing your skills or as the perfect instructor aid.  As usual RYA members enjoy a 20% discount on all publications purchased at the show or collect your discount code from a member of staff to claim your 20% discount (including eBooks) through the web shop.


As well as scrolling through the great features of our eBooks, on one of the many iPads on the stand, visitors will also be able to trial the RYA SafeTrx App and learn how it works, how to log a trip and how it could benefit your safety out on the water.


With safety in mind, you’ll also be able to pick up a copy of the latest edition of the RYA Safety Advisory Notice.  Compiled for the leisure boater, the notice’s fourth edition will focus on critical safety issues and trends that have arisen from incidents across the past year.

RYA tickets
RYA tickets

A visit to the stand is also the perfect opportunity to find out more about the new look RYA membership and how RYA membership can benefit you and the boating you do.  Join, renew or why not share the RYA membership experience with your friends and family and take advantage of the Refer a Friend scheme.  Not only will your friend enjoy a discount on their membership when they sign up, but you’ll receive your choice of free gift as a thank you for your support.  Chat to member of staff on the stand for more details.


And finally, don’t forget to join us on the stand (C009) on Wednesday, 11 when we reveal the winner of the prestigious RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year award. The winner of the esteemed annual award will be recognised for demonstrating outstanding skills and knowledge as a skipper and will have exhibited their outstanding expertise during their Yachtmaster exam.


If that’s not enough to keep you busy then the show itself plays host to over 300 exhibitors showcasing the best the marine world has to offer with anticipated debuts to the World and European stage, giving visitors a unique insight into what will be the most sought-after products and upcoming trends for the year ahead.  Visitors can also expect a number of new attractions at the 2017 show including:


  • The new Dream Lodge Marina & Boating Lake offering a spectacular place to see yachts afloat, a place to eat and drink and be part of up close cooking demos
  • The new Watersports Park provides is a totally interactive pool dedicated to all things Watersports – it’s the place to get on the water for free and have a go at kayaking, zorbing, and Stand-Up Paddle boarding.
  • The London Stage is the Shows live entertainment hubwith a packed time table of exclusive new shows – featuring high-octane fashion shows,all new interactive quiz show (yes you could be part it), interview shows with sailing celebs, industry pioneers and adventurers, all hosted by Sky Sports Alec Wilkinson. Plus it’s the place to experience awards shows and live music


And remember, as an RYA member if you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the show members can relax in the exclusive RYA Members’ Lounge situated in the Platinum Suite, serving food and beverages throughout the day.  A self-service cloakroom is also available.


Exclusive FREE ticket offer for RYA members


The RYA is delighted to be offering all members a FREE ticket to the London Boat Show.  Not only can members claim their FREE ticket for any day of the show (including Public Preview Day), they will also be able to purchase up to three additional tickets at the discounted price of £12.00 each (a transaction fee of £1.95 applies for purchased tickets).


To take advantage of this exclusive RYA members FREE ticket offer, login to the London Boat Show member benefits page on the RYA website for full details on how to claim your ticket and to make any additional ticket purchases www.rya.org.uk/go/lbstickets


Members will be sent confirmation of their FREE ticket via email which will include a PDF attachment of your ticket (remember to check your junk mail box).  You will need to print off your ticket and bring it with you to the Show to gain entry.  Additional purchased tickets will be emailed to you with your FREE ticket.


FREE tickets will be available to claim up until 11.59pm on Thursday 05 January 2017.


Full terms and Conditions are available here – http://londonboatshow.com/Visiting/Terms-and-Conditions/Visitor-Terms-and-Conditions


Three shows for the price of one


As well as all that the London Boat Show has to offer, on the final Friday, Saturday and Sunday (13-15 January) the Telegraph Cruise Show and the Telegraph Travel show are all taking place at Excel and all London Boat Show ticket holders will have access to these Shows as well. So that’s three shows for the price of one – a huge saving for RYA members! (Access to these Shows is on the same day only.)


To find out more about the London Boat Show visit http://www.londonboatshow.com/


Love Boating?  Then why not join the association that promotes and protects, safe, successful and rewarding British boating.  Join today and support the RYA in protecting your boating rights and freedoms.  Take advantage of free advice and support on all aspects of your boating, as well as enjoying a range of fantastic personal member offers.  Find out more by calling 02380 604 159, email member.services@rya.org.uk or visit www.rya.org.uk