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    RYA Volunteer Awards


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

    Volunteer Awards 2020

     This year (2020) 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, 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.

    Volunteer Awards 2021

    Nominations for the 2021 Volunteer Awards are now invited.

    Volunteers from across the country are recognised for their exceptional dedication and achievements in boating.

    It is intended that successful nominees and their guest will be invited to receive their Awards at a presentation ceremony in November 2021 in London. Whilst every effort will be made to honour this special day it may  be necessary to make alternative arrangements for the presentation due to events beyond our control.  

    Nominations for the RYA Volunteer Awards 2021 are now open and will close 5pm Friday 2nd April 2021.

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

    To make a nomination please complete the form here

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

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