During September I ran three successful Time to Talk sessions for clubs of all different sizes and I’ll shortly be running similar sessions for centres. Common points of interest so far have included funding, volunteering and retaining members and I’m glad to say all these are subjects we’ll be covering in the workshops at this year’s Affiliated Clubs Conference.
Anyone can attend the information-packed SW Affiliated Clubs Conference. It is a great chance to include new or potential new committee members at your club, giving them the opportunity to meet other clubs and RYA staff as well as benefiting from the workshops.
It’s at Queens College, Taunton, TA1 4QS on 05 November and workshops include:
SI courses have now been planned for the winter and into next year. There are two regional courses with a 30% subsidy for club volunteers and lots of other opportunities around the region.
|12,13,19,20 November 2022 Horizons Plymouth||RYA Subsidised course
Subsidised course fee for Club volunteers. If you volunteer at a sailing club in the South West use code SW30 to get 30% off course fee. (Proof will be required from centre principal)
|25, 26 March 1, 2 April Cotswold Water Park||RYA Subsidised course
Subsidised course fee for Club volunteers If you volunteer at a sailing club in the South West use code SW30 to get 30% off course fee. (Proof will be required from centre principal)
There is an opportunity coming up to extend Race Officers’ knowledge, and give them additional confidence when running racing. A Regional Race Officer course will take place at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club on Saturday/Sunday 12/13 November 2022 and you can book at http://rya.org/RnXQ50L3Xig
The British Youth Sailing (BYS) Regional Training Groups (RTG) winter training will be starting over October half-term in the Topper, Optimist, ILCA 4, RS Feva and Bic Techno windsurfer classes.
They will involve over 70 sailors from 17 SW clubs:
RDO Rob Howlett