From Friday 27 July to 12 August (10am – 9pm everyday) why not come and visit the RYA at the Weymouth Bayside Festival, Weymouth and join in the fun and festivities of the Olympic Games.

The RYA’s Sail for Gold ‘Our Sporting Life – Sail for Gold’ Olympic and Paralympic heritage exhibition will be on display where you can take a look back over 112 years of British sailing history.  You will also have the opportunity to take a closer look at two Olympic class boats, the Laser, being sailed by Paul Goodison and the Finn, the class that Ben Ainslie is sailing in, in his bid for a fourth Olympic Gold medal.

There will also be some fun quizzes for you to take part in, have your picture taken on our winners’ podium, or post your good luck messages for the team on our message board.

You can also learn more about getting into sailing or improving your skills.

The Bayside Festival is 17 days of live entertainment, display acts and exhibitions, as well as bars and food stalls and stunning sea views.

The “one and only” Chesney Hawkes, the world famous Team Extreme and the international Military “Black Cats” display are just a few of the acts that will be attending.  Enjoy a cruise on
MV Balmoral, Natural England’s Jurassic Coast Display, the Royal Marines Climbing Wall and over 100 retailers and exhibitors, the Weymouth Bayside Festival has something for everyone!

Find out more and book your tickets at www.weymouthbaysidefestival.co.uk  

If you’re an RYA member if you book your ticket online in advance you can enjoy a special 10% discount on Festival and Arena tickets and tickets for the MV Balmoral cruises for any of the festival days. Visit the RYA member’s benefits page to find out more www.rya.org.uk/joinrenew/benefitsnew/personal/Pages/default.aspx

Want to give it a go?

Over in the Weymouth Live site ‘Beach Sports Arena’, the RYA with SailLaser, Weymouth College and OTC, will be providing ‘Have a go / taster sessions’ for those of you who want to get out on the water and try sailing or windsurfing for yourself.  Sessions will be taking place from approximately 10am to 6pm every day and lifejackets and wetsuits will be provided, so why not give it a try?

Find out more about the Weymouth and Portland Live site at www.dorsetforyou.com/sailing2012/events/live-site-weymouth

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