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RYA Affiliated Club Conferences prove a success 

Boats Launching More than 400 people attended the seven regional Affiliated Club Conferences that were held across England from November 14-28.

Taking place in each of the seven RYA regions in England, these day-long sessions were designed to offer all RYA-affiliated clubs the opportunity to learn more about the services provided by the RYA.

Each conference offered attendees an overview of RYA operations, covering club support services, regional boundary changes, race management, Sailability, Regional Communications, Government and Legal Affairs.

There were also opportunities for club representatives to attend clinics, workshops and one-to-one sessions, covering a range of subjects from CASC rules to social media and Push the Boat Out 2016 planning. Both regional volunteer teams and members of RYA staff were present at each conference, presenting workshops and also offering clubs the chance to in person on a number of relevant issues and subjects.

One club representative who attended the Eastern region Conference said of the day: “The conference was brilliant. A great way to hear more about the RYA, meet the RYA organisers and network with other clubs in our region. It’s a great forum.”

Following the South West regional conference, an attendee commented: “I enjoyed the day and as always found the RYA representatives very helpful.  As a club we know our regional staff and volunteer teams, who continue to be very supportive of our club and give much of their time to us. We may not be able to attend all but where we can they help. “

Following the success of these first-time events, there are now plans in place to review these conferences. If you attended the Affiliated Club Conferences, please complete our survey and provide feedback in order to allow us to continue improving the services we offer.

RYA Regional Development Manager John Foster said: “We feel that these conferences offer great values to all of our affiliates and allow them to stay fully informed of our priorities and the services we provide.

"Going forward, we believe these conferences will be an effective, informative and productive method of engaging with sailing providers and supporting affiliates.”

Club Development Workshops

If you were unable to attend the Affiliated Club Conference in your region, there will be a series of club development workshops held across England throughout the coming months.

These workshops will cover a range of subjects, and each one can be booked below.

South
16 Feb 16 Medina Valley Centre, Newport Develop you Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
17 Feb 16 RYA House, Hamble Develop you Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
18 Feb 16 The Caldecotte Xperience, Milton Keynes Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
London & South East
23 Jan 16 Sussex Yacht Club Club Development Workshop Programme Eventbrite - RYA London & South East - Club Development Workshop
30 Jan 16 Datchet Water Sailing Club Club Development Workshop Programme Eventbrite - RYA London & South East - Club Development Workshop

2 Feb 16

Worthing Sailing Club Develop a Grant or Fund Application Eventbrite - RYA London & South East - Club Development Workshop
3 Feb 16 Hastings & St Leonards Sailing Club Develop a Grant or Fund Application Eventbrite - RYA London & South East - Club Development Workshop
9 Feb 16 Royal Temple Yacht Club Develop a Grant or Fund Application Eventbrite - RYA London & South East - Club Development Workshop
10 Feb 16 Gillingham Marina Develop a Grant or Fund Application Eventbrite - RYA London & South East - Club Development Workshop
East
19 Jan 16 Norfolk Broads Yacht Club Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
20 Jan 16 Hunts Sailing Club Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
21 Jan 16 Royal Harwich Yacht Club Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
28 Jan 16 South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
2 Feb 16 Horning Sailing Club Increase your Club Racing Attendees Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
4 Feb 16 Grafham Water Sailing Club Increase your Club Racing Attendees Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
16 Feb 16 Alton Water Sports Centre Increase your Club Racing Attendees Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
18 Feb 16 Blackwater Sailing Club Increase your Club Racing Attendees Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
Midlands
26 Jan 16 Rudyard Lake Sailing Club Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
27 Jan 16 Bartley Sailing Club Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
28 Jan 16 South Staffordshire Sailing Club Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
2 Feb 16 Loughborough SportPark Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
3 Feb 16 Ruston Sports Club Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
4 Feb 16 Hollowell Sailing Club Develop your Club Plan for 2016 Eventbrite - RYA South - Develop your Club Plan for 2016
North East
10 Nov 15 Ripon Sailing Club CASC Update Eventbrite - RYA North West - Increase your club racing attendees
27 Feb 16 South Shields Sailing Club Club Marketing and Finance Workshops Eventbrite - RYA North West - Increase Your Club Racing Attendees
28 Feb 16 Pugneys Watersports Centre Club Marketing and Finance Workshops Eventbrite - RYA North West - Increase Your Club Racing Attendees
North West
10 Dec 15 Southport Sailing Club How to make the most of your local press and social media Eventbrite - RYA North West - Increase your club racing attendees
19 Jan 16 Elton Sailing Club Develop your Club Plan 2016 Eventbrite - RYA North West - Increase Your Club Racing Attendees
21 Jan 16 Budworth Sailing Club Develop your Club Plan 2016 Eventbrite - RYA North West - Increase your club racing attendees

For further information on Club Development workshops, please get in touch with your Regional Development Officer:

Region Name Email Address
North West Adam McGovern adam.mcgoven@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

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