Training Committee Vacancies

The RYA Training Committee is seeking new members.

The committee is the policy-making body for RYA Training and works closely with the Director of Training and RYA training staff. The department has a wide brief that includes delivering both the shorebased and practical training schemes and ensuring that they remain up to date.

It also manages and administers recognition for all RYA recognised training centres to ensure they maintain the standards required through annual inspections, and manages the RYA ELearning platform.

Members of the Training Committee serve for a fixed term and due to impending retirements, we have a need to recruit 2 new members. Committee members are selected on the basis of competency in specific boating disciplines to ensure we maintain representation across the entire range of RYA training schemes, as well the reflecting the diversity of the boating public. If you feel you have the relevant skills and knowledge to add value to this important body, and in particular have experience in the areas below we would like to hear from you: 

  • Sail and/or Motor Cruising schemes
  • Shorebased training

We are committed to ensuring that RYA training is open, accessible and inclusive for all. In recognition of this commitment and to support our goal of increasing diversity amongst participants in sailing and boating, it’s staff and committees, we are particularly keen to hear from those with hands-on experience of delivering or receiving RYA training within diverse communities.

The Training Committee meets three times per year, usually in Hamble.

Please email expressions of interest including a brief summary of your boating and RYA instructing background to for the attention of the Training Committee Chairman. The closing date for the current round of expressions of interest is Friday 10 December.

Please note that the role of RYA Training Committee member is a voluntary one and is not remunerated. However, travel expenses incurred for Committee meetings are reimbursed.