RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2023

RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards supported by Gallagher celebrates the outstanding achievement and promote the hard work of sailing clubs in the UK. 

NEW for this year-  we are inviting individuals to nominate clubs for RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2023. If you've ever had a positive experience or connection with a club then why not make a nomination? You do not need to be a member of the club. Once a nomination has been made we will make contact with the club and ask them to complete an application form to complete the application process.   

All RYA affiliated clubs across the UK are eligible to apply and the Awards Panel will select a finalist for each of the 10 RYA Regions as well as up to two ‘wild card’ entries. The public will then vote for the overall winner. 

To make a nomination click here

Guidance can be found here.

Nominations close Monday 29th August.

Nominated Clubs will be contacted directly and be asked to provide further information to complete the application. Applications will then close on Monday 19th September. 


Budworth Sailing Club winners of RYA and Yachts and Yachting Club of the Year 2022

Club of the year winners Budworth Sailing Club 2022, RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show

The 2022 finalists were:
  • Aberdeen & Stonehaven Yacht Club
  • Arnside Sailing Club
  • Ballyholme Yacht Club
  • Brading Haven Yacht Club
  • Chelmarsh Sailing Club
  • Exe Sailing Club
  • Flushing Sailing Club
  • Lymington Town Sailing Club
  • Teesdale Sailing & Watersports Club  

Four of the finalists were also recognised for their particular achievements in the following areas:

  • Chelmarsh Sailing Club- ‘Inclusive and Open to All’
  • Lymington Town Sailing Club- ‘Modern and Innovative’
  • Brading Haven Yacht Club- ‘Sustainability’
  • Arnside Sailing Club - ‘Heart of the Community’

Three clubs were also congratulated for their work over the last year and awarded Certificate of Commendations:

  • Bartley Sailing Club
  • Filey Sailing Club
  • Warsash Sailing Club

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