Find out how the RYA supports its volunteers and how rewarding it can be volunteering for one of the oldest National Governing Bodies

The regional teams consist of volunteers, RYA staff, and contractors who work closely together to provide a network of support to promote boating interests, grow participation opportunities and support club and RYA membership across the region.

In addition to supporting clubs locally, there are many ways that you could contribute your time, skills, energy and expertise to support the broad aims of the RYA.

This could be at a local, regional or national level and frequently includes:

  • Liaison between the Region's Clubs and the RYA;
  • Co-ordination and encouragement of RYA National Training Schemes;
  • Representation of the wider interests of all forms of sailing, windsurfing, cruising, inland waterways and powerboating within the Region.

Volunteering within our regions

We’ve got a number of regional volunteer groups that help us support all aspects of boating across England and Wales, as well as providing a crucial link between for local and national activites and policy development

Our regional groups consist of a team of volunteers, RYA staff, and contractors who work closely together to provide a network of support to promote boating interests, grow participation opportunities and support club and RYA membership across the region.

Some of the activities we undertake and are looking for help with include

  • Representing the interests of local clubs, centres and RYA members.
  • Regional Planning and Environment Issues where you could lend your expertise to support boating of all types
  • Coastal Navigation or Inland Waterway representatives, bringing your expertise to the forefront of national policy decisions
  • Regional Racing Rules Advisers
  • Race Management Co-ordinators
  • Providing operational support to our teams of Development Officers,  Performance Officers and Disability Development Officer

 

East

Find out who we are and how you can positively impact the RYA's work

 
London South East

Find out who we are and how you can positively impact the RYA's work

 
Midlands

Find out who we are and how you can positively impact the RYA's work

 
North East

Find out who we are and how you can positively impact the RYA's work

 
North West

Find out who we are and how you can positively impact the RYA's work

 
South

Find out who we are and how you can positively impact the RYA's work

 
South West

Find out who we are and how you can positively impact the RYA's work

 
Get in touch with any questions
contacts
Subject
Phone
Email
National Development Officer & Equity Lead
07824 990696 ruth.iliffe@ryacymruwales.org.uk
South Wales Club Development Officer & Safeguarding Lead
07824 990694 pete.muskett@ryacymruwales.org.uk
West Wales Club Development Officer
07824 990693 hester.walker@ryacymruwales.org.uk
North Wales Club Development Officer & All-Afloat Manager
07788 711565 rosie.hearn@ryacymruwales.org.uk
Regional Communicator
07968 989621 wyn@aqua-marketing.co.uk
RYA Midlands Disability Development Officer
07823559018 ddo.midlands@rya.org.uk
RYA Midlands Regional Chair
07966 126815 steventinsley@msn.com
RYA Midlands Regional Development Officer
07387 026731 Ben.Hodgson@rya.org.uk
RYA Midlands Regional Performance Manager
07901 822844 tim.hall@rya.org.uk
RYA North East Disability Development Officer
07786 693388 james.wheeldon@rya.org.uk
RYA North East Regional Chair
RYA North East Regional Development Officer
07747 534527 sam.usher@rya.org.uk
RYA North East Regional Performance Manager
07909 994 637 chris.blackburn@rya.org.uk
RYA North West Disability Development Officer
07786 693388 james.wheeldon@rya.org.uk
RYA North West Regional Chair
07763937501 louise@arwen75.net
RYA North West Regional Development Officer
07771 642933 adam.mcgovern@rya.org.uk
RYA North West Regional Performance Manager
07909 994 637 chris.blackburn@rya.org.uk
Office Administrator
028 9182 7154 gayle.logan@rya.org.uk
Development Officer
07919 923018 Gordon.Reid@rya.org.uk
RYA Scotland Chief Executive Officer
james.allan@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA Scotland Planning and Environment Offcier
consultations@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA Scotland Regional Development Manager
liza.linton@rya.org.uk
RYA Scotland Regional Development Officer (East)
georgia.moran@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA Scotland Regional Development Officer (West)
robin.nicol@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA Scotland Performance Manager
matt.toynbee@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA Scotland Performance Sailing Officer
kate.pounder@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA Scotland Coach Education and Development Manager
nikki.stewart@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA Scotland Training Development Officer
robyn.phillips@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA Scotland Communications and Marketing Manager
claire.caffrey@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA Scotland Communications and Marketing Manager
marc.turner@ryascotland.org.uk
RYA South Regional Development Officer
07748 806 733 rdo.south@rya.org.uk
RYA South Disability Development Officer
07917 193742 ddo.south@rya.org.uk
RYA South Regional Chair
01983 873180 ryasouth.chair@gmail.com
RYA South Regional Performance Manager
07747 111447 duncan.west@rya.org.uk
RYA South West Disability Development Officer
07917 193742 ddo.south@rya.org.uk
RYA South West Regional Chair
07816 654590 chrdavis54@aol.com
RYA South West Regional Development Officer
07876 330374 rob.howlett@rya.org.uk
RYA South West Regional Performance Manager
07747 111447 duncan.west@rya.org.uk
RYA London & South East Disability Development Officer
07887 572246 ddo.londonsoutheast@rya.org.uk
RYA London & South East Regional Performance Manager
07909 994642 paul.wren@rya.org.uk
RYA London & South East Regional Chair
07974 644713 hofmannhelen@btinternet.com
RYA London & South East Regional Development Officer
07748 804802 steve.mitchell@rya.org.uk