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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
North East Sam Usher
East Robbie Bell
Midlands Gareth Brookes
South Susie Moore
London & South East
Steve Mitchell
South West Tony Wood

Other Development Officers

Region Name Telephone Email Address
Channel Islands
Regional Coach
John Elliott
01481 710877
Army Sailing Association
Sailing Coach
Clive Grant 023 8045 7242
Army Sailing Association
Windsurf Trainer
Jon Metcalfe 07768 988258
Royal Navy Wayne Shirley 07786 702143
RAF Laurie Dengate
Sea Cadets Tye Shuttleworth 07920 767933

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
Midlands Brett Cokayne 07823559018
East Jane Leet 07717091097
London & South East Sarah Cartwright 07887572246
South & South West Leon Ward  07917193742

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
East / South East Paul Wren 07909994642
South / South West Duncan West 07747111447
South/ South West Chris Atherton 07909994641

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

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Northern Ireland


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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