The RYA Volunteer Awards are divided into five categories:
Presented to individuals for their commitment and services to boating at club or grassroots level and are awarded across three categories: Lifetime Commitment, Outstanding Contribution and Young Volunteer.
Francis Elkin Award
Presented to an individual who has enabled people with disabilities to become involved in sailing.
Honor Preston Award
Presented to an individual who has worked towards increasing the inclusivity of boating, in particular female participation.
Presented to a family group deserving of recognition for the impact they have made both as individuals and a family.
Awarded for commitment and services to boating and the RYA at a national level.
Awarded for commitment and services to boating and the RYA at a regional level.
RYA Honorary Life Membership presented to those individuals who have made an extraordinary and unique contribution to the RYA and to the sport.
For details of this years winners please check out the Awards citation booklet found here.