The RYA Sailboat and Windsurf Show is fast becoming the place to meet up with

mates/friends to hear the latest news, find out new techniques and comment on

the latest gear.

The theme for the 2002 Show is 'Achieving Your Best on the Water'. There'll

be a packed programme of demonstrations and the latest information on training,

nutrition and mental attitude. Sails, rigs, boards, fittings, clothing - whatever

you need you'll find it here. Plus books, videos and much, much more.

The show will also be hosting the official preview of team15, the young, dynamic,

fun new face of youth windsurfing. A programme designed to get children on the

water, the RYA initiative is spreading across the country like wildfire, with

schools, clubs, parents and children already raving about it. It's a fun, social

scene as well as an on-the-water scene, so make The RYA Sailboat & Windsurfing

Show a team15 club trip and turn up with your windsurfing mates.

On the "Live" stage there's a chance to quiz an expert panel in a

Windsurfing Question Time. This is the year of wide and easy boards, so it's

your chance to see and here more about the latest kit and to talk to the experts.

Ever wanted a free day out windsurfing with a top class instructor? The Sailboat

and Windsurf Show 'On Water Blind Date' could be your chance. Log onto our website to nominate yourself or a friend to answer those three tricky

questions at the show and win a day with a top RYA instructor.

If you are already hooked on windsurfing, bring along a friend to the show

and introduce them to the buzz of windsurfing. They will have the chance to

win a complete beginners package - board, rig, wetsuit and lessons - and you

could walk off with the board of your dreams - well, within reason! Check out

the RYA website for details.

Make 2002 your year to visit, or revisit, the Sailboat And Windsurf Show.

RYA Sailboat & Windsurf Show 2002

· Dates:

· 2 and 3 March 2002

· Opening Times:

· Saturday 2 March 10.00am to 6.00pm

Sunday 3 March 10.00am to 5.00 pm

· Venue:

· Alexandra Palace, North London N22 7AY

· Admission prices:

· Adults £8.50 (£7.00 in advance)

Juniors (5-16) £3.75 (£2.50 in advance)

· Special family ticket offer- Sunday only - up to 2 under 16s

admitted free with a paying adult

· Discount for group bookings in advance. Buy 10 tickets - get

one free adult ticket

· Olympic video

Free draw to win an autographed copy of Olympic video "On Top Down

Under" if you buy tickets in advance

· For advance tickets phone 023 8065 0885