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Dinghy Show turns the

Finally some good for the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. years of dropping attendance the 2014 show posted a 7% over last year’s to record 10,000 visitors the two days. Attendances had fallen since 2005 and this is a welcome boost for the UK dinghy

Following on from the recent Games and America’s Cup, of which generated huge TV and coverage, it seems that of this enthusiasm is finally down to the grass roots of sailing.

The media coverage for dinghy is growing fast, not from the old media, but via the internet, with video and tracker coverage the norm for international dinghy

The rapid spread of smart and pads, combined with input software requirements, has the rug from under the traditional both printed and broadcast.

The gap continues to widen between the coffee table magazines and the for instant news. And the first to the pinch have been the that once reported their time lag no longer While the heavyweights have to evermore on high cost to justify their rack knowing that quality on the is catching up fast.

The initial of messy Facebook pages sufficient is quickly morphing dedicated Pop-up sites, tracking, video and instant Early days but the trend unstoppable.

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The on-line sailing websites now same day coverage to most big and organisers are becoming more in their attitude to instant and the bonus it can provide for potential

ISAF, the international governing has belatedly recognised this and is scrabbling to get a high level circuit organised to build on the of the showpiece Olympic Games in Although the UK Olympic classes is outside of that circuit.

The RYA was also slow to see the advantage of the Olympic classes and the Club classes in big Regattas as done in maintaining the exclusivity of the Olympic

Britain does not have a of the type of mixed event, in Kiel Week, but mixing and land based events has a potential for the venue. Something struggled with during the with the locked away base proving an insurmountable to a true friendly Games.

As most clubs will it is all too easy to get excited about youth numbers turning out for courses, only for these to to carry over to the … So, well the turn-round for the Dinghy is welcome, let’s hope carries over to increased and championship fleets, with of those shiny new dinghies a great season.

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