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RYA London and South East Regional Team

The RYA London and South East Regional team is here to support you, your club or centre. We are a team of volunteers, staff, and contractors who work closely together to provide a network of support to grow activity and membership across the region.

There are more opportunities than ever to get involved in boating in the London and South East region and it is our job to make it as easy as possible for you to take part in whatever activity you want, to whatever level you want, whether you are interested in dinghy or yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sportsboats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising or personal watercraft.

Club and personal development are provided by regional development and high performance programmes, helping people get into and continue to enjoy our sport is our only motivation.

One of the best things about our sport is there is always something new to learn, whether on the water or ashore. Thanks for your interest in boating in London and the South East - we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Your regional team are:

Chair, West Sussex Sailing rep., West Sussex Schools and Youth Sailing Association, (Felpham Sailing Club) Roger Belton 07866 907075, 01243 587883

Secretary (Margate Yacht Club) Sue Anderson 07955 753832

Treasurer, East Kent Yachting Association, Youth Training Fund (Cinque Ports) Bernard Sealy 07951 795245

Regional Development Officer Steve Mitchell 07748 804802

Sailing Development Officer Asher Robinson

Sailing Development Officer Ben Kimbell 07770 479606

Regional Performance Manager Paul Wren 07909 994642

West Thames Sailing Clubs (Tamesis Club) Carolyne Vines 07969 372899

Kent  Schools Sailing Association, East Kent Yachting Association, Youth Training Fund secretary Martyn Styles 07515 164874

West London Sailing (Wembley SC) Stephen Long 07900 291092

Medway and Swale Boating Association Charles Hessey 07720 147010

Thames motorboating, Thames Navigation User Forum John Shepherd 07976 789108

Youth Training Fund Fleet Coordinator Pip Deverson 07768 240467

Kent Schools Sailing Association, Youth Training Fund (Chair) (Broadstairs SC) Dave Ellis 07817 138556

RYA Region Support Network, Region Cruising Representative, Port of Dover RYA Representative Bill Shepherd 07545 764588

Surrey with Berkshire (non Thames) sailing (Island Barn SC) Polly Smith 07795 481305 and Steve Smith 07446 735151

Weald of Kent and Sussex Sailing Association Mike Warwicker 07941 445119

Offshore and virtual clubs (Channel SC) Ken Fifield 07921 210299

Windsurfing rep. James Hardy 07963 960117 

East London, Thurrock and North Kent Yachting Association, PLA rep. (Gravesend SC) Steve Davis

Regional Communicator/Press Mike Haigh 07925 609909

Racing Rules Advisor Chris Simon 07970 904970

RYA Region Support Network, Environmental and Planning Coordinator Kent and Sussex Paul Rayner 01202 929890 or 07879 405710

RYA Region Support Network, Environmental and Planning Coordinator London George Crowe  07860 524008

Workforce Development Group

Workforce Development Officer Paul Outram 07765 294165

Workforce Development Coordinator (WDC) East Kent Martyn Styles

WDC East London, Thurrock and North Kent Nick Spence

WDC Weald of Kent and Sussex Pippa Viles

WDC Medway and Swale Matt Small

WDC Surrey and Berkshire Hannah Golton

WDC West Thames Thomas Dalrymple

WDC West Sussex TBA

WDC East Sussex TBA






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