YJA Membership Card to be accepted at Boot Dusseldorf Boat Show

50th anniversary of world’s biggest boat and water sports fair

We are pleased to advise that the Boot Dusseldorf Boat Show has agreed to recognise the YJA International press card as a qualification for entry in 2019.  Please provide your YJA press card on arrival.

boot Düsseldorf is the biggest boat and water sports trade fair in the world and is the place where all of the industry meets in January every year. Nearly 2,000 exhibitors, over 50 per cent not from Germany, from nearly 70 different countries will be presenting their interesting innovations, attractive developments and maritime equipment at the 50th anniversary show from January 19 to 27, 2019. This means that the whole of the global market will be heading to Düsseldorf, to provide an exciting insight into the entire water sports world for the nine-day exhibition in 16 different halls on 220,000 square meters. Every water sport is present on boot with its categories boats and yachts, engines, shipping and yachting equipment and Accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, rowing, rafting, water-skiing, wakeboarding, wakeskate, skimboarding, jetskiing, diving, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas and water sport facilities as well as beach resorts and charter.Above

“boot Düsseldorf is the only trade fair in the world that truly represents the diversity of the industry and scene. With manufacturers from over 70 countries throughout the world expected to attend, we are unique in exhibiting such a wide range of product diversity. 1,500 sailing and motor boats have found their trade fair home at boot”, explains boot Director Petros Michelidakis.

The visitors of the biggest watersports trade fair in the world are equally diverse: they will follow the trade fair’s call to attend from over 102 different countries. Michelidakis: “This means that boot is not simply a show for regional visitors, rather, it is a recognized international industry event, characterized by its B2B platform. This is how decision makers from large charter companies, for example, use the trade fair: to gain a comprehensive overview of the market, to make direct contact with manufacturers and to make comparisons.” This is on the rise as charters are becoming more and more popular among boot visitors and exhibitors and are a real trend in the industry.

Above photo: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann

Follow this link to the press services including pre-registration:

https://www.boat-duesseldorf.com/cgi-bin/md_boot/lib/pub/tt.cgi/Overview_Press.html?oid=58288&lang=2&ticket=g_u_e_s_t

Closer ties across the Solent

David Gower, Commodore Royal London Yacht Club

 

Two of the most prominent South Coast yacht clubs have established a unique “mutuality agreement”  allowing members to share each other’s facilities and could lead to joint on the water events.

The Royal London Yacht Club based on the waterfront at the Solent sailing mecca of Cowes, and the Royal Southampton Yacht Club which is focussing its clubhouse activities at Gins, on the historic maritime centre of the Beaulieu River have established the accord to develop closer ties either side of the Solent, which is one of the most favoured leisure sailing waters in the country.  Both clubs play an instrumental role in the organisation of the world famous Cowes Week regatta.

Anthony Knight, Commodore Royal Southampton Yacht Cluh

In a joint statement, both clubs say the agreement is offered in the spirit of one sailor helping another at sea with the RLYC extending a welcome to members of the RSYC to their clubhouse at Cowes, and the RSYC doing likewise to members of the RLYC to their clubhouse on the Beaulieu River.

David Gower, Commodore of the Royal London, and Anthony Knight, Commodore of the Royal Southampton, said:  “Members are invited to enjoy the facilities at either clubhouse, including the use of sailing dinghies and canoes at Gins, both as visitors and to participate in selected events to which they will be invited.  Members of either club will be able to use the club owned moorings of the other, essentially on weekdays and outside of event regattas, always providing they are not needed for the host Club’s members.”

Under the agreement the RSYC will be able to hold gala and other events at the RLYC from time to time whether on their own account or jointly with the RLYC.

Botth Commodores make it clear that the two clubs, will preserving their separate identities, but will look for synergies in other areas including investigating the viability of some shared administrative services and looking at how their respective race management teams, both of whom work at Cowes Week, can collaborate to improve the racing experience.

They say the “Mutuality Agreement” will be reviewed in December 2019.