Applications are now open for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards supported by Gallagher which celebrate the outstanding achievement promote the hard work of sailing clubs in the UK.
All RYA affiliated clubs across the UK are eligible to apply and the Awards Panel will select a finalist for each of the 10 RYA Regions as well as two ‘wild card’ entries. During the shortlisting stage, the panel will also provide five clubs with recognition for particular achievements in the following five areas:
All finalists go through to a public vote with the overall winner selected by RYA members, Yachts & Yachting readers and the Panel. The overall winner of the 2021 RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year will be announced at the RYA Dinghy Show in February.
RYA Director of Sport Development Alistair Dickson said: “The RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards have always been a fantastic way for us to celebrate the huge efforts of those involved in running sailing clubs.
“The past few months have been hugely challenging for clubs, so it feels more important than ever to recognise the people who have worked tirelessly to ensure that others can continue to get out on the water safety and enjoy what they love doing.”
Georgie Corlett-Pitt, Editor Yachts & Yachting said: “Celebrating club activities has always been central to Yachts & Yachting’s coverage. While recent months may have posed many unprecedented challenges for our clubs, they have also brought to the fore the spirit and resilience of the sailing community. This year more than ever we look forward to acknowledging those achievements with the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards".
Club applications close on 21 September.
For more information on RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award and to complete an application form visit www.rya.org.uk/go/cluboftheyear