Each year the RYA Northern Ireland seeks nominations for the Annual Awards. The awards recognise the outstanding contributions and achievements made by local sailors and bopaters form across Northern Ireland.
The main categories for the awards are;
The RYA Northern Ireland awards panel will consider nominations that do not fit any of the above categories.
The RYA Northern Ireland Club of the Year Award winner will automatically qualify as the NI representative for the RYA National Final. All 12 finalist clubs will go through to a public vote with the overall winner selected by RYA members, Yachts & Yachting readers and the Panel. The winner is announced at the RYA Dinghy Show each year.
Young Sailor of the year is nominated through a nomination process carried out by the RYA Northern Ireland Performance Committee.
Awards are normally held early in the year with nominations sought form the previous year.