New for 2012 is the RYA Active Marina Experience in partnership with WHICH MARINA? Visitors to the show will get the chance to refresh their boating skills and gain top tips from expert instructors, with free on-water and shore-based workshops. From man overboard drills and berthing manoeuvres to engine maintenance and radar operation, workshops will be run each day and will provide some real hands-on experience. The first 50 shore-based workshop bookings will receive a free Navionics app for iPhones worth £21.99, so if you want to book, you can view the full schedule online at

The RYA at Southampton Boat Show

RYA members can also enjoy 20 per cent off all RYA publications at the show and a special boat show price of £35 for the Reeds Nautical Almanac 2013 (usually £45). And best of al, the RYA is offering half price family membership on its show stand (EO37) throughout the ten-day event. Visit or the RYA website for more.