As always the RYA Dinghy and Watersports show was buzzing with boats, banter and bargains but this year also marked a big change with the move to its new venue in Farnborough. So, after the ‘lost year of 2021’ it was great to be back.

Among the long list of fascinating exhibits I discovered:

How reducing the aero drag on a foiling Moth allows the latest generation to clock up 18knots upwind and just 30+ knots downwind 

What a Moth and an America's Cup AC75 have in common 

The case for the fall electric RIB

How a 60+ year old boat can beat the carbon hot shots in its own class 

Why America’s Cup crew Freddie Carr admitted to’ Geeking out in his anorak’

How an exciting skiff class has reinvented itself 

…and lots more


01:20 Adam May explains the latest foiling Moth

06:22 The featherlight International Canoe

07:41 Three very different Merlins

11:32 Freddie Carr...and what he's got his eye on

15:44 The case for the fully electric RIB - RS Pulse 6.3

20:06 Big bangs, small bucks, why the 4000 could fit your wallet