Over the weekend of 29 February – 01 March, double Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton OBE will be joining forces with British Sailing Team’s Sam Whaley at Alexandra Palace to host a fantastic range of expert speakers on the Great Hall and West Hall Stages and in the Knowledge Zone.
Sarah is famously known from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games where she won her second gold medal in the Yngling class. She was also named Rolex World Sailor of the Year in 2016 and is currently a performance coach and motivational speaker.
“I’m really looking forward to presenting the show” she says. “I remember going to the Dinghy Show with my parents aged ten and looking at all the boats and wanting them all.”
Sam Whaley initially enjoyed racing at his local sailing club before entering his first national competition in 2011. After that he was hooked and at 19 he knew he wanted to pursue a career in sailing. He is now a member of the British Sailing Team competing in the Laser class.
“It’s a real honour to be hosting the Dinghy Show alongside an Olympic Gold Medallist” Sam comments. “The show means so much to me, whether it’s seeing all the new and existing boats, entering all the competitions on the stands as a kid or simply finding out a lot more about sailing.”
Yachts & Yachting will once again be returning to support the show as official media partner. Tickets details are available online.