The 2024 RYA Club of the Year was announced as Draycote Water Sailing Club at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show supported by Sunsail on Saturday 24 February.
Colne Yacht Club
Gresford Sailing Club
Etherow Country Park Sailing Club
Draycote Water Sailing Club
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 the category winners.
The winner of each category will receive one of four fantastic prizes provided by our partners:
"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.
“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.
“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.
“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.