Regional Contacts 

There are RYA staff members and volunteers in each English Region and Home Country to support you and your club or training centre.


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/ Yorkshire Sam Usher
East Robbie Bell
East/ West Midlands Gareth Brookes
South/ South East Currently recruiting Any queries please contact Regional Development Officer Manager - John Foster
Thames Valley & London
Steve Mitchell
South West Tony Wood


Other Development Officers

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


High Performance Managers

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

Region Name Telephone Email Address
North/ West Chris Blackburn 07909994637
East/ South East Paul Wren 07909994642
South/ South West Chris Atherton 07909994641

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

Home Country Website
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 Regional Organisers are based within the regions to encourage clubs and centres to become a Sailability Foundation site.

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

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Article Published: September 29, 2009 11:01

Article Updated: April 01, 2015 11:13


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