NATIONAL CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT SHOW

The "Live" stage at the RYA Sailboat and Windsurf Show 2003 will

be the

venue for a celebration of the achievements of dinghy sailing and

windsurfing Class Champions in 2002. The presentation will take place at

3pm on Saturday 1 March at London's Alexandra Palace.

Last year's presentation attracted over 40 Champions and the organisers

are hoping for even more this year. A free Show ticket is on offer for

any 2002 National Champions wishing to attend this year's presentation.

The Live stage is just one of five entertainment areas at the Show. New

this year are the RYA Forums and the Gybe Zone for kids. The RYA Forums

are set in the Panorama Hall, a brand new exhibition space with a

fantastic view; new exhibitors and the RYA stand. The Forums aim to bring

together all those who work and play in sailing and windsurfing for lively

discussions on the hottest issues. The Gybe Zone offers under 16s their

very own road show area. Teams from the RYA and RNLI will lead chats,

games, competitions and entertainment.

The 2003 Sailboat and Windsurf Show is organised by the RYA and is

Britain's largest Show dedicated to racing sailboats, recreational dinghy

sailing and windsurfing.