These awards celebrate the achievements of young people in the sport whether it’s performance, volunteering, instructing, coaching or overcoming adversity.

The awards are a fantastic opportunity for clubs and class associations, as well as individuals, to reward those who are making an impact in boating.

Nominations can be made by clubs, class associations, coaches and individuals and will close on 01 November. Those nominated must have been under 19 years of age on 31 August 2021 (or under 19 on 31 December in exceptional circumstances).

Each winner will receive £150 to spend at Musto and will be invited to take part in a once in a lifetime sailing experience with the British Sailing Team. Along with their families, winners will also be invited to the RYA Dinghy Show for the official awards presentation in February 2022 (if possible restrictions allow).

From the nominations received, the newly created panel, which include young inspirational members, will select 10 winners.

The nomination guidelines and criteria can be found here.

Let us answer any questions you have about getting involved

volunteering@rya.org.uk

Thank you to the award sponsor