RYA Cymru Wales is looking forward to hosting its premier event of the year for clubs, training centres and instructors – The Big Weekend!
If you’re involved in running your club or centre or supporting its activities, whether as a paid member of staff or as a volunteer – we would love you to join us at Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre over the weekend of 14-15 October 2023.
Society is changing and so our theme will be to explore the future of our sport/s, experiment with new ideas, and equip ourselves going forward with new knowledge and qualifications to take away.
Alongside essential updates for all, this will be a hands-on conference like no other, with some fantastic opportunities to be inspired and try new things. Depending on which sessions you choose, remember to bring your coat and/or your sailing kit!
You might like to find out how outdoor adventure skills can enhance your venue offer; have a go at winging and SUPing; re-imagine club racing with a ‘takeover’ at Port Dinorwic; try keelboat racing or asymmetric boats; hone your safety boat skills; or join sessions for aspiring trainers.
Here are the top six reasons we think The Big Weekend is one you won’t want to miss:
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RYA Cymru CEO James Stuart adds: "The Big Weekend comes at a key moment in time as we set ourselves up for the future - I’m looking forward to all of us sharing that journey and to welcoming everyone to Plas Menai."
Sign up for one or both days - thanks to Sport Wales, tickets are just £25 a day or £50 for the weekend, with a discount for under-26s. Tickets include lunch plus a Saturday evening dinner for weekend delegates, and Plas Menai has a special accommodation rate.