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RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2021 supported by Gallagher

Applications invited for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards 2021

Applications are now invited for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards 2021

RYA and Yachts & Yachting will again this year recognise the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK through the Club of the Year Awards. This annual award recognises and promotes the hard work which goes into making sailing clubs successful. In doing so, we are able to encourage, reward, learn from and share examples of best practice within our sailing community.

The RYA Awards Panel will select a finalist for each of the 10 RYA Regions and Home Countries as well as two ‘wild card’ entries (up to 12 in total).

During this shortlisting stage, the panel will provide five clubs with recognition for the particular achievements in the following areas:

‘Heart of the Community’ Recognition for a club who supports their local community. This could be through the efforts of the clubs volunteers, allowing use of the club facilities to provide a service for those in need or encouraging local community groups to get out on the water.

‘Modern and Innovative” Recognition for a club who 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 with new participants, 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 finalist clubs will then go through to a public vote, with the overall winner selected by RYA members, Yachts & Yachting readers and the panel. The 2021 Club of the Year will be announced at the RYA Dinghy Show 2021.


Further information and guidelines can be found here.

To enter your club please complete the nomination form. Link below.

Club applications close 9am 21st September 2020.

COTY 2021 Nomination Form

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