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 Sam Usher
East Robbie Bell
Midlands Gareth Brookes
South Susie Moore
London & South East

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


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


Eastern Jane Leet 07717091097 
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/ 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 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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Article Published: September 29, 2009 11:01

Article Updated: February 02, 2016 17:05


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