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Get ready for The OTC making a splash at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show!

When would you get the opportunity to ask one of the most knowledgable teams all those burning questions you have about your watersports hobby? We share just as much passion for the industry as you do! Our team sail the kit, live and breathe the excitement when new kit is released, they spend all their spare time on the water and are so enthusiastic to pass on their passion for everything watersports!

How would you like to ask The Official Test Centre and SurfDoctor team about the latest innovations and at the same time treat yourself to some new kit with experts on hand with all the technical answers! You are in luck because Team OTC is bursting at the seams with talent, expertise and knowledge and we will be ready and waiting for you at The RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show.

The must see sailing and watersports event of the year will return to Farnborough International on 24-25 February 2024, next weekend and we will be there with our pop up shop, competitions and lots of kit to amaze, entice and entertain. We also have some great deals for show goers, book yourself a session at the The OTC and receive a 10% discount, or how about entering our raffle and win a prize!

Our stand will have everything from, windsurfing, wingsurfing, foiling and paddleboarding, however you like to get afloat, come on board with us and sail by our stand. In this blog you can find out from the team members that will be at the show, what to expect; The OTC making a splash at The RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show!

By Emma Nicholson.

Scotty Stallman
The Official Test Centre, Pro-Rider, Scotty Stallman

The Official Test Centre Pro-Rider, Scotty Stallman, said: "I will be promoting the 2024 kit we sell by having the latest demo equipment from brands such as Armstrong, GA and Tabou. You will be able to come and ask as many questions as you like and I’ll be more than happy to help!"

Tris Best
Tris Best at a previous show with legend Peter Hart.

The Official Test Centre Director, Tris Best said: "This will be our third year at the Dinghy and Watersports Show and we're changing the dynamic a little. As before, we'll be displaying all our favourite toys from headline brands, but this year we'll also have toys and treats to take away from the stand, from foils to SUPs, wetsuits to essentials in our bargain buckets! The team will be there in force; friendly familiar faces to welcome you onto the stand, so come see us for a chat and catch up. Book yourself a session at the centre and receive a 10% discount ... and enter our raffle to win one of the prizes we have on offer. Lots going on ... !"

Joe Adams
SurfDoctor Operations Manager, Joe Adams

SurfDoctor Operations Manger, Joe Adams, said: "It’s this time of year again, the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, one of our favourites in the calendar. Expect to see lots of new kit on display from some of our leading brands including, Armstrong, GA, Tabou & Honu. Alongside this we’ll have plenty of deals for people to snap up on the day at bargain prices. People can expect a lot of activity on the stand, coupled with a vast range of knowledge across the watersports sector. Be sure to check us out at stand O40 if you’re heading to the show!"

Kerry Knight
The OTC Windsurfing Schools Project Manager, Kerry Knight

Windsurfing Schools Project Manager, Kerry Knight, said: "I’m really looking forward to joining the team on our stand this year.  Not only can visitors to the show talk to us about all things OTC and Surfdoctor, they can also do a spot of shopping with us, stocking up essentials for the upcoming spring and summer season from our pop up shop!"

James Hardy
The Official Test Centre, Team Rider, James Hardy is one of the hosts of the watersports stage.

The Official Test Centre, Team Rider, James Hardy, said: “I’m excited to be returning to the show for another year, hosting the Watersports stage alongside Peter Hart. I have a few talks taking place this year on both Saturday and Sunday. Firstly I will be hosting a talk all about Kit, specifically Foils, Wings and kit tuning for Winging, and I will be joined by Mia and Hugo. New for this year I will be hosting a Winging workshop looking at common mistakes and top tips at key stages in people WingFoiling journey, again I’ll be joined by Mia and Hugo to add in their top tips. Finally I’m being joined by Catrin Williams and Alice Read from the IQ Foil British Sailing Squad to talk about their journey as athlete’s, WindFoiling and we will even have an in depth look at the kit. Safe to say it’s jam packed and I am going to be kept busy.”

Find the OTC and SurfDoctor team at stand number O40, there is still time to get your tickets, click here for all the info you need on the The RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show

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