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RYA Club of the Year Awards 

Club of the year supported by Gallagher


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. 


2024 finalists and category winners

Active Club of the Year finalists

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Colne Yacht Club
Category winner


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 the category winners.  

The winner of each category will receive one of four fantastic prizes provided by our partners:

  • Safety Boat package from Suzuki Marine, Rigiflex and Extreme Trailers
  • Boats package tailored for youth training from RS Sailing
  • An electric engine from ePropulsion
  • Club equipment package from Sunsail

2024 categories

Community Club of the Year presented by Suzuki, Rigiflex and Extreme Trailers

"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 presented by ePropulsion

“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.

Young Person's Club of the Year presented by RS Sailing

“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.

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Active Club of the Year presented by Sunsail

“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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