There were more
than 30 people at the event, opened by RYA chair David Williamson and with RYA
Cymru Wales chief executive Phil Braden launching the organisation’s strategy.
It has four key values
of inclusivity, responsibility, excellence and integrity.
You can download a
copy from the website http://www.rya.org.uk/rya-regions/rya-cymru-wales/about-us/Pages/wya-strategic-plan.aspx
“It was great to see so many people from North
Wales sailing at the first Club Affiliate Conference in Deganwy, while we
prepare for the South Wales event next month,” said RYA Cymru Wales national
development officer Ruth Iliffe.
“There were more than 30
people attending, from 18 clubs, so it was a tremendous turnout from North
Wales sailing membership. Hopefully they will have found it a really useful
event and will have plenty to take back to their clubs as a result.
“We were also able to
update clubs on the insights we have learned from data gathered across the
nation by the RYA, as well as lessons learned from 2017 best practice around
Wales. There was plenty of information which will really help clubs develop in
the ways they want to go.
“Did you know just under
half of our club members have taken part in sailing or boating 13 times or more
in the last year! Is that true in your club? What could do to
change this statistic?
“The HMS Aberconwy
Sea Cadets did us all proud with an amazing lunch before the clubs heard from
RYA Director of External Affairs Jeanette Hopkins.
“She explained how the
clubs can modernise revenue streams in this changing society, for example the
younger generation do not generally have cheque books or even carry cash!
“Finally, there was an
update on data protection so clubs can keep up to date with all the
requirements and important changes in terms of GDPR (General Data Protection
“So that was a really
productive day for us as well as the clubs, while we look forward to a
similarly beneficial occasion at the South Wales conference in Pembrokeshire in