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Committees 

RYA Scotland Council

The Scottish Council is responsible for creating and implementing the policies and managing the resources of the Association.

The Scottish Council consists of Nominated, Elected, Ex-Officio and Co-opted Members appointed as follows:-

Up to 8 Nominated Members representing the various area associations.

Elected Members (6) - Organisations and Personal Members of the Association shall collectively be entitled to elect up to six Personal Members of the Association to serve for 3 years.

Ex-Officio Members (6) - The Chairman, the Vice Chairman, the Honorary Secretary, the Honorary Treasurer and the Scottish Regional Representatives on the RYA Council shall be ex-officio members of the Scottish Council.

Co-opted Members (up to 3) - The Scottish Council may co-opt not more than three additional members of the Scottish Council, who shall be Personal Members of the Association, for specific purposes.  


Management Committee

Managment Committee form the Board of RYA Scotland Ltd. It consists of five members and oversees the running of the business. A sixth position, elected by Council also sits on the board as the Council Representitive.

This position is voted on annually at the first Council meeting following the AGM. The Board of RYA Scotland Ltd is formed from this committee.

The Management Committee report to RYA Scotland's Council and meet approximately 8 times a year.

The committee is responsible for the routine management of the business, preparing accounts and delivering against the Strategic Plan agreed by RYA Scotland's Council.

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Cruising and General Purpose Committee 

The Cruising and General Purpose Committee (CGPC) provide expert and timely opinion to support your interest and rights as boaters. The Committee operates as a sub-committee of RYA Scotland Council. It has also appointed a sub committee for Inland Water ways.

The CGPC supports a network of volunteers around Scotland to identify potential threats to the rights of the boating community and to help inform consultations. Providing advice on Marine Licence Applications Renewables consultations Legislation Other relevant consultations that impact the interests of our members.

The CGPC provides representation on relevant committees and workgroups including:

RYA Cruising and Government Affairs Committee (CGAC) 

RYA Planning and Environment Committee (PEC)

RYA Offshore Cruising Consultative Panel (OCCP)

The Green Blue steering and advisory groups Scottish Boating Alliance

Scottish Coastal Forum Group 

The CGPC shall be made up of no more than 16 members and no less than 8 members. The Committee meetings will be as required but no less than three times per year.  A minimum of four members constitutes a meeting. 

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Participation and Development Committee 

Composed of keen instructors from across the various disciplines in sailing, powerboating and windsurfing to ensure that volunteer, instructor, centre and club development are represented in the RYA Scotland Business Strategies and Development Plan.

The group is fundamental in the development of a progressive, world-class programme that is able to meet the needs of the governing body, clubs, classes and training centres, across all disciplines of the RYA in Scotland.]

The group shall be made up of no more than 10 members and no less than 4 members. The group meetings will be as required but no less than four times per year.  A minimum of four members constitutes a meeting of the group. 

The group will report its activities through the minutes of its meetings and through the chair person to the RYA Scotland Council.

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Performance Committee 

The Performance Committee is the group tasked with pushing forward high performance sailing in the country. The members aim to support the High Performance Manager and guide the structure of the performance pathway.

Purpose:

To drive excellence in the Scottish performance programme

To support a system that delivers Scottish results on world stage

To ensure the correct sailors are involved in the Scottish performance programme

To assist sailors with the burden of competing on GBR and world stage

Improve standard of coaching within Scotland Help drive high performance agenda at RYA Scotland

Add value to performance sailors on GBR programme

To represent RYAS on the high performance scene in Scotland and GBR  

The Committee shall be made up of no more than 10 members and no less than four members excluding ex-officio members. The committee meetings will be as required but no less than four times per year.

A minimum of four committee member constitutes a meeting of the group (including ex-officio members). The group will report its activities through the minutes of its meetings and through the chairperson to  the RYA Scotland Council.  

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Powerboating Committee

This group is composed of interested powerboaters and motor cruisers, inland waterways and include the PWC fraternity.

Our purpose is to shaping the business plan for RYA Scotland with an emphasis on matters relating to increasing participation in, and the development of powerboating, motorcruising and in personal watercraft.

The group shall be made up of no more than 10 members and no less than 4 members excluding Ex-Officio members. Members of the Group should be able to represent Clubs, Recreational Powerboat Users, Powerboating General Interests, Powerboat Schools, Motor Cruising, Inland Waterways and personal watercraft.

Group Meetings and Reporting The group meetings will be as required but no less than three times per year. A minimum of four members constitutes a meeting of the group. The group will report its activities through the minutes of its meetings and through the chair person to the RYA Scotland Council

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Coaching Steering Group

The Coaching Steering Group are in place to develop a progressive, world-class coaching workforce that is able to meet the needs of the Governing Body, Clubs, Classes, Training Centres and athletes in Scotland.

Purpose:

Develop and support the Continual Professional Development of Club and Squad Coaches.

Create a widespread network of racing instructors within clubs and centres.

Create a pool of highly qualified coaches within Scotland.

Provide pathways for the recruitment and development of sailing instructors and coaches.

Promote and develop the coaching keelboat pathway in order to create quality keelboat race training in Scotland.

Support the working partners of RYA Scotland.

The committee shall be made up of no more than 10 members and no less than 4 members excluding Ex-Officio members. The committee meetings will be as required but no less than four times per year. A minimum of four committee member constitutes a meeting of the group (including ex-officio members).

The group will report its activities through the minutes of its meetings and through the chairperson to the RYA Scotland Council.

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