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RYA Club of the Year Awards 


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About the Awards 

The RYA Club of the Year Awards supported by Gallagher celebrate the achievements and dedication of RYA Affiliated Clubs across the United Kingdom, shining a light on the hard work put in over the last 12-24 months. 

For 2024 we have updated the awards to reflect the areas we know are important to the wider sailing community. The categories are Community Club of the Year, Green Club of the Year, Active Club of the Year and Young Person’s Club of the Year. The overall Club of the Year will be selected from one of these category winners. The winner of each category will receive one of four fantastic prizes provided by our partners. Full details of each prize package will be confirmed in the coming weeks, but include a Safety Boat package from Suzuki Marine and boats package from RS Sailing. 



Finalists for Club for the Year 2024 will be announced at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show in February, along with crowning the 2024 winner. 

Community Club of the Year

"Celebrating club journeys to creating meaningful, welcoming and inclusive opportunities.”

Clubs who have been working on projects aimed at increasing the diversity of their club membership. Examples can include but are not limited to inclusivity, gender and disability.

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Green Club of the Year

“Celebrating the development of a club’s environmental credentials.”

We look forward to hearing of the creative ways our club communities have reduced their environmental impact.

Active Club of the Year

“Celebrating club achievements developing strong participation opportunities/pathways/training which enable their members to be as active as possible throughout their life stages.”

From volunteer pathways, introducing racing, developing club cruising, or improving training and development opportunities, let us know how your club has been providing opportunities and looking after you.

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Young Person's Club of the Year

“Celebrating an inspiring club which encourages participation, safely developing the skills, volunteering and enjoyment of all of their young people.”

Clubs who have been developing opportunities for their younger members (25 and under). Let us know how your club is supporting young people to develop a passion for boating.


Previous winners

Lymington Town Sailing Club were crowned 2023 Club of the Year. 

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