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Racing Committee Member

Voluntary - Travel Expenses Reimbursed

The RYA’s ambition is for Great Britain to be the most successful Olympic sailing nation in the world. At present we are working to re-energise sailboat racing in the UK with a continuing focus on improving the participation and diversity of our boating community.

The RYA's Racing Committee is the lead volunteer group with 6 sub committee’s that report in to it. It reports directly to the RYA Board and is responsible for advising, challenging and setting policy that oversees all aspects of sailboat racing in the UK.

Do you have the skill, energy and passion for the sport of sailing to join us on this committee and make a difference?

Our primary focus is to encourage and promote racing for all sailors, raise standards, ensure good governance and improve communication in all areas from club racing through to the Olympic Team. You would be expected to have good all round knowledge of the sport, and the RYA’s role, with specific skills or experience to strengthen the Committee. We are currently seeking two new members, preferably with experience in boardsports, foiling or new digital opportunities such as e-sailing. We are also keen to encourage applicants who would broaden the age, gender and diversity of the Committee.

Our meetings are held four times a year, with at least one of those meetings being face to face in Hamble and another in London. Virtual attendance is now feasible. Meetings are held in the afternoon/early evening with refreshments provided. There is normally an element of pre-reading and preparation for each meeting and committee members would be expected to be actively involved in sailing through their club or event participation and to sit on working groups with specific remits from time to time.

If you have an interest in shaping the future of sailboat racing then perhaps this challenge is for you.

To Apply

We would welcome any questions regarding this post and if you are interested then please apply by sending an e-mail with an outline of your sailing and any work related experience.

Please email to express your interest in this opportunity and request an application form.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17 August 2020

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