Club Development Framework


The Club Development Framework is a series of six guides to help your club, centre or organisation to continue to develop, to check and challenge where you have got to and to help ask some of those 'harder' questions about the current and future direction of your club. They have been created using insight gathered from working with Focus Clubs around Scotland and we thank them for helping to shape this framework.


Diagram of Club Development Framework


Icons for Club Development Framework Introduction to the Club Development Framework PDF / Video 

Icons for Club Development Framework Understanding Needs and Wants PDF / Video  

Icons for Club Development Framework Developing Your Vision PDF / Video 

Icons for Club Development Framework Setting Priorities  PDF / Video  

Icons for Club Development Framework  Good Governance PDF / Video

Icons for Club Development Framework  Writing a Plan  PDF / Video



Club Development is about looking at the sailing club you love and asking the question, "Could we be better?" Preserving the best of what you do now, while making the club sustainable for the future. Having a shared commitment to improving what you do now, even by 10%, can make a massive difference to life at your club.

Within these guides you'll find advice, tools and tips to help you put club development on the agenda and gather the confidence you need to move forwards. We are supporting the guides with a series of videos that will also help to bring to life some of the key points and tips that we would like you to think about. You can also get in touch with Laura, Georgia or Liza in the Participation & Development Team to chat through any of the sections or to get examples of how other clubs have taken this forward. Details in the Contact Us below. 


Contact us
RYA Scotland Chief Executive Officer
RYA Scotland Planning and Environment Offcier
RYA Scotland Regional Development Manager
RYA Scotland Regional Development Officer (North)
RYA Scotland Regional Development Officer (East)
RYA Scotland Regional Development Officer (West)
RYA Scotland Performance Manager
RYA Scotland Pathway Sailing Officer
RYA Scotland Coach Education and Development Manager
RYA Scotland Training Development Officer
RYA Scotland Communications and Engagement Manager