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Regional Contacts 

English Regional Development Officers

The RDO's are there to develop regular participation in sailing and windsurfing, and to further improve standards of safety, training and volunteer management at RYA affiliated clubs and recognised training centres.

Region Name Email Address
North West Adam McGovern adam.mcgovern@rya.org.uk
North East Sam Usher sam.usher@rya.org.uk
East Robbie Bell robbie.bell@rya.org.uk
Midlands Gareth Brookes gareth.brookes@rya.org.uk
South Susie Moore rdo.south@rya.org.uk
London & South East
Steve Mitchell steve.mitchell@rya.org.uk
South West Tony Wood tony.wood@rya.org.uk

Other Development Officers

Region Name Telephone Email Address
Channel Islands
Regional Coach
John Elliott
01481 710877 elliott@cwgsy.net
Army Sailing Association
Sailing Coach
Clive Grant 023 8045 7242 clive.grant937@mod.uk
Army Sailing Association
Windsurf Trainer
Jon Metcalfe 07768 988258 jon.metcalfe928@mod.uk
Royal Navy Wayne Shirley 07786 702143 wshirley1@googlemail.com
RAF Laurie Dengate
coach@dinghy.rafsa.org.uk
Sea Cadets Tye Shuttleworth 07920 767933 tshuttleworth@ms-sc.org

Sailability Disability Development Officers

DDO's are responsible for maintaining and developing a healthy network of Sailing Clubs, Centres and Volunteers in their respective regions, through the promotion and implementation of Sailability participation and training programmes.

Region Name Telephone Email Address
North East & North West Warren Price 07766136704 warren.price@rya.org.uk
Midlands Brett Cokayne 07823559018 brett.cokayne.rya.org.uk
East Jane Leet 07717091097 jane.leet@rya.org.uk
London & South East Sarah Cartwright 07887572246 sarah.cartwright@rya.org.uk
South & South West Leon Ward  07917193742  leon.ward@rya.org.uk

High Performance Managers

The HPM's will be able to give advice on developing talented youth sailors 

Region Name Telephone Email Address
North / Midlands Chris Blackburn 07909994637 chris.blackburn@rya.org.uk
East / South East Paul Wren 07909994642 paul.wren@rya.org.uk
South / South West Duncan West 07747111447 duncan.west@rya.org.uk
South/ South West Chris Atherton 07909994641 chris.atherton@rya.org.uk

There are also High Performance Managers and Regional Development Officers in:

Home Country Website
Wales www.rya.org.uk/cymru-wales
Scotland www.ryascotland.org.uk
Northern Ireland www.ryani.org.uk

 

Further RYA support for your region

OnBoard Development Officers are spread through out the country working with a partnership of clubs and centres, creating strong school-club links and encouraging regular participation opportunities for young children.

Sailability Development Officers are based within the regions to encourage clubs and centres to become a Sailability Accredited site.

Team15 Co-ordinators are key volunteers who work hard to organise and run the Team15 inter club competitions.

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