RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show

Organised by the Royal Yachting Association, the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show is a two-day exhibition aimed at encouraging members of the public to participate in dinghy sailing, windsurfing and complimentary watersports through an engaging programme of talks, exhibitors, show features and coaching sessions.

Farnborough International has hosted the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show since 2022. To provide a first-class experience for visitors, exhibitors and partners RYA needed a venue that provided value, ample space, accessibility via car and transport links, state-of-the-art technology and provided a quality customer service and experience.

The main exhibition takes place in our 12,332sqm Hall 1, enabling more than 150 exhibitors to showcase their services and products, including 100+ boats, over 25 talks and coaching sessions across 3 stages and more than 10 interactive features.

Hear what the organisers had to say:


Rob Clark, Director of Sport Development at the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), said:

“Working with Farnborough for our event in one word? I would choose collaborative! It feels like the venue is as bought into the success of the show as we are, and that’s something that’s wonderful. It feels like we really are a team who work together to make the best show possible for our exhibitors and our visitors.

“Operationally Farnborough is a great venue for us and it’s something that our exhibitors have really enjoyed in the last three years. The team at Farnborough and the venue itself has been fantastic for us.”

The RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show is the must-see sailing and watersports event of the year, featuring dinghy sailing, windsurfing, wingsurfing, foiling and paddleboarding.

Find out more about the event

Event details:

  • Total number of attendees: 8,900
  • Type of event: Exhibition
  • Spaces used: Hall 1, plus Pioneer, Navigate and Advance

For more information on hosting your event at Farnborough International, click here.

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