RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards
The annual RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year
Award, supported by Gallagher, recognises the outstanding achievement of
sailing clubs across the UK and promotes the hard work and dedication that goes
into running a successful club.
The RYA Awards Panel have selected 10 finalists for 2021.
You have the chance to vote for the sailing club you
think deserves to be RYA Club of the Year 2021.
Find out more about each finalist and cast your vote
The 2021 finalists are:
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’
‘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
‘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. *not awarded this year due to the challenging environment all clubs were
having to operate under.
The overall winner will be selected by RYA members, Yachts
& Yachting readers and the panel.
The 2021 Club of the Year will be
announced at the RYA Virtual Dinghy Show 2021 (details to be confirmed).
Voting closes 25th January 2021.
Applications for Club
of the Year 2022 will open in August 2021.
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