RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference goes virtual!
The RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference will be held using a virtual platform this year to ensure it can go ahead against the background uncertainties of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The conferences are usually held at regional venues but this time there will be one national event on Saturday 21 November 2020 to which all clubs across the UK will be invited.
You will be able to take part from the comfort of your own home and in many ways this year's conference will be more accessible, to more people, than ever before.
As usual, the aim is to deliver an exciting programme of speakers and workshops, providing clubs with a one-stop shop for all the latest updates and learning as they plan their activities for another, hopefully busier year on the water for all of us in 2021. Look out for more information and how to book in the next few weeks...
Clubs and classes: Major Event Opportunities Input 2020/2021
The RYA is reaching out to clubs and classes to help find officials and volunteers for the rest of the 2020 season and the start of the 2021 season (December-May).
If your club has any events that you would like to be included please complete the Club and Classes: Major Event Opportunities Input 2020/2021 form which can be found here.
This form will be open until the 11th September.
We will then look to open the volunteer form from the 18th September which will be sent out to all race officials and those on our volunteering database. We would intend to keep the survey open for up to a month and can provide you with responses by the end of October, but these dates will be confirmed when we release the survey.
New Dinghy Racing Channel
Are you a club racer looking for ways to improve your dinghy racing? If you are interested in top tips, strategy, racing rules and much more then the new Dinghy Racing Channel is for you!
New videos are released weekly on a Thursday so subscribe now to the Dinghy Racing Channel and become the best dinghy racer at your club!
Follow the #BoatingisBack playlist!
Following the success of #SailFromHome and with many of us back on the water we will be continuing to share video content under the new name of #BoatingisBack. Follow this playlist for safety advice (Mondays), coaching tips (Wednesdays) Club Zone content from RDO team (Thursdays) and 'how to' videos from dinghy, windsurf, cruising and more (Fridays!)
We think this content could be really useful for your members so please help us to spread the word.
RYA showcase accessibility of foiling with launch of 'how to' video series
Foiling was introduced to the RYA's sailing and windsurfing training schemes last year, adding a new exciting element for sailors and instructors to enjoy.Now the RYA have launched an exciting new mini-series of videos aimed at both aspiring and improving foilers.
The six week series hosted by foiling experts; RYA Coach Assessor, Shaun Priestley and RYA Windsurfing Trainer, Sam Ross, will cover both sail foiling and wind foiling. Each video will introduce and explain the techniques needed to get the most from your time on the water, taking viewers from their first flights, to sustained flights and even mastering those foiling gybes.
Trinity House RYA Yachtmaster Scholarship
The next round of applications for the Trinity House RYA Yachtmaster Scholarship is now open until Friday 11 September 2020.
An exciting opportunity for those working, or aspiring to work in the small commercial vessel sector, skilled boaters who can prove their dedication to the marine industry could be eligible for a share of the annual £30,000 scholarship fund provided by Maritime charity, Trinity House.
For more information, eligibility, selection criteria and applications visit www.rya.org.uk/go/TrinityHouse.