Regional Junior Championships (RJC)
Regional Development Officer Steve Mitchell writes:
The RJC is now a June event (previously September) and we hope the summer-vibe will be the perfect backdrop to this great event which experiences a strong turn out from junior and youth sailors from across the region.
Booking will open here
Dinghy: Alongside the main fleet and rookie fleets the OnBoard fleet will once again be supporting those sailors who are new to sailing, providing a perfect event for the beginner and a lovely weekend on the water. The OnBoard fleet has a team of instructors on hand to assist.
Windsurf: Our region has seen growing numbers at this event so if you're a windsurfer we hope to see you there. We often see young windsurfers who are either very new to racing or have never raced previously; either way you will be welcomed by the windsurfing family and will be supported on the day.
Regional instructor training programme
Upcoming in June and July are Advanced Dinghy Instructor Endorsement in June and Introduction to Dinghy Senior Instructor Course and Dinghy Senior Instructor in July.
The Powerboat Instructor course at Dockland Scout Project in April was a success with six new instructors qualified.
The online Continuing Professional Development sessions have finished but you can still view recordings
Do you know a hardworking volunteer who really makes a difference in helping others get on the water? An RYA Volunteer Award is the perfect way to say thank you. Nominations close 2 May.
John Merricks Sailing Trust
Nominate a deserving young sailor in your club for a boat or board from the John Merricks Sailing Trust. The Trust will donate at least 10 single-handed junior pathway boats and boards. Nominations close 20 June.
Save the date
L&SE Cruising Conference 8 October
Affiliated Club Conference 27 November New Line Learning Academy, Maidstone, Kent
Share your stories
We’re always looking out for stories like those above to pop on our web site and send to your local media, or snippets, photos and short videos (100s max.) to share on our social media. All should have some RYA connection. Other clubs can enjoy your achievements and benefit from your experience. Please send them to Mike Haigh