London and South East blog November 2021

Here's this month's update from your RYA London and South East Team.

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Affiliated Clubs Conference

… now fully booked so sorry if you missed out. Hopefully you managed to see the earlier online conference, or perhaps book early next year.

Dinghy and Watersports Show

If you love being on the water, join us for a weekend of dinghy cruising, racing, windsurfing, wingsurfing & foiling, paddleboarding, kayaking, and more at the show in Farnborough on 26-27 February. Book your ticket

John Merricks Sailing Trust Legacy Project

The Trust is to be dissolved and residual funds (approximately £200k) will be gifted to one or more organisations that can provide a lasting legacy that will respect the Trust’s purpose to help young people under the age of 25 to achieve their potential through the sport of sailing. Closing date 30 November. Find out more and apply

Regional Training Group

The new winter’s Regional Training Group started with a virtual session on 7 November, and has sailing on:

  • Optimists 13 November Datchet
  • Toppers 20 November, Island Barn
  • Windsurfers 20 November, Weirwood.

……and then throughout the winter. For information contact Paul Wren 

Regional hire fleet

Are you planning for next year? Do you need more boats for a youth event? Expand your fleets to give youngsters a chance to try different classes, for race training, fun weekends or club regattas, through our regional fleet. Find out more and book.

LSE hire fleet 2 boys in Feva 739x432

Club race management

Our club race management course is an online, interactive, e-learning course designed to help give those who are new to race management the confidence to set courses, and to start and finish races. Find out more


What’s been happening in our region? Just click on the links to read these stories:

Tackling Inequalities funds for London Sea Cadets and Surrey Care Trust

Gravesend Sea Cadets and Sailing Club raise funds for the RNLI

Epic conditions at Queen Mary SC for RYA National Match Racing Championship

Felpham SC youngsters at regional Youth Championships

Littleton SC youth squad at regional Youth Championships

Littleton SC youth squad at home club

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