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RYA Regional Youth Awards


Nominations for the RYA Regional Youth Awards 2020 opened on 15 November 2019.

Launched in 2014, the RYA Regional Youth Awards traditionally recognised the outstanding achievement and performance of talented young people in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating.

Having undergone a review in 2019 we are pleased to announce that the RYA has expanded the scope of the RYA Regional Youth Awards for 2020 and beyond.


To inspire the next generation of boaters through youth awards (U19) which recognise and celebrate the notable achievements across the breadth of activity within sailing, windsurfing and powerboating activity.

The awards are a fantastic opportunity for clubs and class associations, as well as individuals, to reward those who are making an impact in boating through performance, volunteering, instructing, coaching or adventure.

The nominees achievement/contribution to our sport should also have had impact on other young people from their club, class association, RTC or organisation or more generally across boating.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on to the many great achievements our young sailors succeed in throughout the country" explains Michelle Gent RYA Programmes Manager. " We are really looking forward to receiving the nominations this year".

Nominations can be made by clubs, class associations, organisations or individuals.

Those nominated must have been under 19 years of age on 31 December 2019.

From the nominations received, each of the RYA’s regional committees will select a regional winner.

All award recipients and their families will be invited to the RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting, for the official awards ceremony on 01 March 2020.

Read the nomination guidelines here. To make a nomination click here.

Nominations closed at 09:00 on 06 January 2020.




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