Most sailors will have sailed a boat designed or influenced by Ian Proctor. Born in 1918, the centenary and legacy of this legendary innovator, writer, designer and sailor will be celebrated at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.
Visitors to the show will be able to see some of his earliest designs including the Gull, Minisail, Osprey and the Wayfarer in an exclusive historical exhibition.
“Ian Proctor was responsible for designing so many of the dinghies that we still sail, cruise and race today”, comments RYA Show and Promotions Manager Celia Edgington. “We are delighted to not only showcase some of his best loved innovations but to share the insightful stories surrounding the history of his life.”
The RYA Dinghy Show, presented by Suzuki in association with Yachts & Yachting and Gill, returns to Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 3-4 March. This year’s theme is #dinghysailingforlife celebrating a lifetime sport for all.
Also at the show, sailing historian David Henshall will be taking us back in time with his talk ‘A life of an innovator-the Ian Proctor Centenary’ which will be on the Suzuki Main Stage at 12:45 on both days of the show. Find out where it all started, to creating those icon designs that we all know and love today.
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As well as a full line up of expert talks and coaching sessions, you’ll also discover hundreds of boats from beautiful classics to the very latest in cutting edge design along with clubs, classes, boat builders, holiday companies and much more!
Plus all weekend there will be plenty of activities to inspire and entertain the whole family!
Advance tickets are available at a special discount rate of £10.00 for RYA members and £12.50 for non-members. RYA affiliated clubs can also take advantage of a special ticket price of £10 when booking six tickets or more. Don’t forget two children go free with each paying adult as well.
Anyone buying a ticket in advance will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a Suzuki powered safety boat for their club.
To buy your tickets here or call the ticket hotline on 0844 858 9069.
Read David Henshall’s feature about Ian Proctor in the February 2018 issue of All at Sea.