Gordon Reid returns to RYA Northern Ireland as Development Officer

09 Nov 20

Gordon has a background in dinghy sailing and rowing and has beeninvolved with powerboating, windsurfing and kayaking and has taken onthe role of Development Officer at RYA Northern Ireland from 28 October. 

Asan active sailor and instructor at East Down Yacht Club, Killyleagh Yacht Cluband NI Sea Cadets, Gordon hascompeted in multiple national and international events. 

Gordon has also been involved inclub administration as Commodore of East Down Yacht Club and isactive at Lagan Scullers’ Club, having beenCaptain for 25 years. Professionally, Gordon has previously worked in club and coachdevelopment with Rowing Ireland and as an activeBoard Member of the NI Sports Forum. He is also a member of the Sport MattersImplementation Group for Participation. 

Gordon is also qualified as anarchitect and has worked in various practices within NI for 25 years. He spendshis spare time dinghy racing, kayaking,rowing, hillwalking and on grounds maintenance, alongside family commitments. 

Commenting on his new role at RYA Northern Ireland, Gordon said: “It is great to be back andgetting up to speed with the new ways we can support individuals, clubs andcentres as they seek to engage and hold onto members in these difficult times. 

“I look forward to meeting representative of clubs and centresover the coming weeks, and I am keen to support members in their work, so thatwe can all become better at what we do.”