Regional Contacts


English Regional Development Officers (RDO)

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 Ben Hodgson
South Susie Moore
London & South East
Steve Mitchell
South West Rob Howlett

Other Development Officers (ODO)

Region Name Telephone Email Address
Channel Islands
Regional Coach
John Elliott
01481 710877
Army Sailing Association
Sailing Coach
Phil Brown
07875 499115
Army Sailing Association
Windsurf Trainer
Jon Metcalfe 07768 988258
Royal Navy Wayne Shirley 07786 702143
RAF Paul Wilson
Sea Cadets Tye Shuttleworth 07920 767933

Disability Development Officers (DDO)

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 James Wheeldon 07786 693388

Midlands Brett Cokayne 07823 559018
East Jane Ellison 07717 091097
London & South East Sarah Sibley 07887 572246
South & South West Leon Ward  07917 193742

Regional Performance Managers (RPM)

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

Region Name Telephone Email Address
North East / North West Chris Blackburn 07909 994637
 Midlands Tim Hall 
East / London & South East Paul Wren 07909 994642
South / South West Duncan West 07747 111447

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

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