Applications invited for RYA Club of the Year 2019
Last year the RYA and
Yachts & Yachting joined forces to 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.
Applications are now
open for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards 2019 supported by Gallagher and
this year there even more opportunities for your club to be part of it.
Click here to apply here
For the first time the
RYA Awards Panel will select a finalist for each of the 10 RYA regions as well
as two ‘wild card’ entries (up to 12 in total).
During this shortlisting stage, the panel will
provide five clubs with the following recognitions: which throw the spotlight firmly onto the core values for any
successful sailing club.
and forward thinking’ – a
recognition for a club who makes a break from traditional ways of running a
club or delivering boating activity. This could be delivering activities at
different times of the week, day or year, or organising different formats of
training or racing to engage with new participants, etc.;
and open to all’ – a
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;
facilities’ – a recognition
for a club who has undertaken facility developments and has been creative and
resourceful in the design, minimised environmental impact, and/or shown
innovation in securing funding and provision of club facilities
membership’ – a recognition
for a club that has delivered the most impactful participation project, the
outcomes of which are, attracting and retaining new participants and growing
modern communications’ – a recognition
for a club that has embraced the use of modern communications, e.g. social
media platforms or who have been proactive and forward thinking in their
communications and marketing using
websites, local press, radio etc.
All 12 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 winner will be announced at the RYA Dinghy
Show in March.
Click here for further information and guidelines
Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Monday 24 September 2018
Nottinghamshire County Sailing Club have been named RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2018 at the RYA Dinghy Show, where the awards were presented by double Olympic medallist Saskia Clark.
Commodore Ross Ryan said: “It’s fabulous and we’re delighted! The hundreds of members who volunteer all year- it’s what it’s all about. The award included a public vote this year so we’re really grateful to the boating community who voted for us”.
Nottinghamshire County Sailing Club - Overall winners & winners of the Facilities Development
Dartmouth Yacht Club - winners of the Communications Award
London Corinthian Sailing Club - winners of the Increasing Participation Award
Whitefriars Sailing Club - winners of the Inclusivity Award
Marconi Sailing Club - winners of the Innovation Award
Find out more about the 2018 Winner and Finalists.
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