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RYA North East Regional Team

The RYA North East Regional team are 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.

The Regional Integrated Team is comprised of three groups working together for the benefit of the Region, its Clubs and Members:

• The RYA Regional Volunteer Team (RVT);
• Specialist RYA Appointment Holders, e.g. Regional Planning and Environment Co-ordinator (RPEC), the Coastal Navigation or Inland Waterway representatives (CNP and INP) and racing related appointments: the Regional Racing Rules Adviser (RRA) and the Race Management Co-ordinator (RMC);
• RYA Staff such as the Regional Development Officer (RDO) or Sailing Development Officer (SDO), Regional Performance Manager (RPM) and the Disability Development Office (DDO).

Together, the team provides:

• 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.


Charles Glover – INTERIM CHAIR
Email: 
charles.glover@talk21.com

David Wheldon – TREASURER

Jamie Kerslake – RVT MEMBER

Graham Oliver – RVT MEMBER

Nick Taylor – RVT MEMBER / REGIONAL PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT

CO-ORDINATOR (RPEC)

Fiona Spence – RVT CORRESPONDING MEMBER / YHYSA REPRESENTATIVE

Erica Caswell – RVT CORRESPONDING MEMBER


Sam Usher – REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Email: 
sam.usher@rya.org.uk
Mobile: 07747 534527

James Wheeldon – DISABILITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Email: 
james.wheeldon@rya.org.uk
Mobile: 
07786 693388


Chris Blackburn – REGIONAL PERFORMANCE MANAGER
Email: 
chris.blackburn@rya.org.uk
Mobile: 07909 994 637

Paula Irish – REGIONAL PRESS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Email: 
paulairishpr@aol.com
Mobile: 07910 837077


Volunteering

Motivated and enthusiastic volunteers play a key role in developing and maintaining thriving and successful clubs. Learn how you can support sailing clubs and centres around the UK.