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RYA Volunteer Awards

Volunteer Awards 2020


Each year the RYA Volunteer awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by volunteers throughout the UK. 

This year some 44 volunteers are being celebrated across the UK for their exceptional dedication in boating. 

Traditionally taking place at an awards ceremony in London, the RYA Volunteer Awards recognise and say ‘thank you’ to volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to the sport with recipients nominated by their sailing clubs, class associations and members of the boating community. 

The RYA Volunteer Awards are divided into four categories: RYA Awards, RYA Community Awards, The Francis Elkin Award and new for 2020 the RYA Honor Preston Award. This year due to the ongoing pandemic, some winners will be presented with their awards at small presentations held at their sailing venues whilst others receive them from the safety of their homes. 

Read all about the 2020 RYA Volunteer Winners here.

Nominations for 2021 will open in December 2020 and will close in April 2021. The award will be presented at the RYA Volunteer Awards Ceremony in November 2021 (tbc).   

For future nominations please see information on the categories and nomination criteria please click here.  

Any questions regarding the RYA Volunteer Awards please contact or call 02380 604199. 

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