HELENA LUCAS AND MARK COVELL TO HOST RYA SUZUKI DINGHY SHOW 2017
Published 10:00 on 17 Jan 2017
Mark Covell and Helena Lucas will be joining forces to compere the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017 which takes place over the weekend of 4-5 March at Alexandra Palace London.
The Olympic and Paralympic medal winning duo will be hosting the Suzuki Mainstage which will welcome a fantastic range of speakers who know how to make a difference to your sailing, from dinghy adventurers to world class coaches.
Mark who originally trained as a traditional boat builder, has worked in the marine industry and campaigned boats all his adult life, winning a Silver Medal in the Sydney 2000 Games with Ian Walker.
After spending two years in Auckland with GBR Challenge, sailing in the America's Cup, Mark now reports and commentates on high profile sailing events including the Louis Vuitton Cup in Valencia, San Francisco and the Volvo Ocean Race.
Mark says: "I am very excited to be involved in the show. Small boat sailing is where we all start and whether you want to go on to crew super yachts, compete at the Games or race at your local sailing club, dinghy sailing can take you anywhere and that's what the show's all about."
Helena Lucas made history claiming 2.4mR Paralympic gold at London 2012 becoming the first ever female winner of the open 2.4mR class and Britain's first ever Paralympic sailing gold medallist. She secured her 2nd Paralympic podium position winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Games.
Helena said: "The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show is the highlight of the dinghy sailor's year. A chance to catch up with sailing friends, take advantage of some amazing offers and discover some new classes. I've been going since I was 12 years old and it's a real privilege to be presenting to be presenting it alongside Mark Covell".
As well as the free mainstage talks, the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show also offers interactive coaching sessions for sailors to help you improve your sailing in all conditions. You'll find everything you need in the halls which will be packed to the rafters with hundreds of boats from classics to the latest in modern design as well as kit, gear and activities to inspire the whole family.
Beat the queues and get your tickets
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 ten tickets or more. Don't forget two children go free with each paying adult as well.
You can buy tickets here or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 858 9069