RYA and Yachts & Yachting of the Year 2022 supported by Gallagher.

Applications are now closed for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards 2022 supported by Gallagher which celebrate the outstanding achievement promote the hard work of sailing clubs in the UK.

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 two ‘wild card’ entries. During the shortlisting stage, the panel will also provide five clubs with recognition for particular achievements in the following five areas:

Heart of the community- recognition for a club that has worked tirelessly to support their local community. This could be through the efforts of volunteers working within their local area for good causes, sharing club facilities with those in need or opening their club up to local community groups to get out on the water.

Modern, innovative and forward thinking- recognition for a club that makes a break from traditional ways of running a club or delivering boating activity. This could be delivering different formats of training or racing to engage new participants, creating new membership models or embracing the use of modern communications.

Sustainability- recognition for a club that has embraced sustainability and demonstrably reduced its own and/or its members impact on the environment through education, action or improved facilities.

Inclusive and open to all- recognition for a club or project which has been impactful in developing participation amongst people with disabilities or from other under-represented or disadvantaged groups.

Boosting membership- recognition for a club that has delivered the most impactful participation project, the outcomes of which are, attracting and retaining new participants and growing their membership.

All finalists go through to a public vote with the overall winner selected by RYA members, Yachts & Yachting readers and the Panel. The overall winner of the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year will be announced at the RYA Dinghy Show.

2022 Finalists will be shortlisted soon. 

The 2021 finalists were:
  • Bolton Sailing Club
  • Chelmarsh Sailing Club
  • Debdale Outdoor Activity Club
  • Emsworth Sailing Club
  • Guernsey Yacht Club
  • Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club
  • Port Dinorwic Sailing Club / Clwb Hwylio Y Felinheli
  • Prestwick Sailing Club
  • Ripon Sailing Club
  • Strangford Sailing Club  

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

  • Bolton Sailing Club- ‘Inclusive and Open to All’
  • Debdale Outdoor Activity Club- ‘Modern and Innovative’
  • Emsworth Sailing Club- ‘Sustainability’
  • Port Dinorwic Sailing Club / Clwb Hwylio Y Felinheli - ‘Heart of the Community’

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