OnBoard News Round Up March 2021

29 Mar 21
Young girl on sailing dinghy

Welcome OnBoard!

A warm welcome to our most recent OnBoard venues:

  • Desborough Sailing Club, Middlesex
  • Hickling Broad Sailing Club, Norfolk
  • Andrew Simpson Centre – Birmingham, Midlands
  • Guernsey Yacht Club LBG, Guernsey. Read about the club joining OnBoard here.

It’s great to have you join us!

Club Zone

Our popular weekly Club Zone videos continue to provide clubs and centres with advice covering a variety of topics. Look out for future episodes of Club Zone in the coming weeks as we take a look at tips for running junior and family weeks, and explore the Discover and ReDiscover sailing campaigns to support your club.

ReDiscoverSailing and Discover Sailing

As we return to the water, remember we have lots of resources available to help support clubs and centres with our ReDiscover Sailing and Discover Sailing campaigns.

ReDiscover Sailing is for venues looking to re-activate their existing and lapsed members and encourage any who didn’t return or renew to get back on the water.

Discover Sailing will then help clubs to engage new members and include an online sign-up with a link available for venues to embed on their own website, enabling venues to decide their own dates, control numbers and ask would-be visitors for more information.

You can find out about both these campaigns here and by visiting Club Zone.

Making the most of 2021

Clubs are being invited to explore ways of capitalising on the expected trend towards people looking to stay local and enjoy more stay-cation activities in 2021.

Last year OnBoard venue, Norfolk Schools Sailing Association took advantage of families staying local and were able to introduce many new youngsters to our sport. Find out more here.

Over the last few months, free Regional and National Club Development Forums have taken place to help share and provide advice on returning back to activity. OnBoard venues may find the recordings of the 'How can your club safely restart activity', 'How can your club safely restart recreational activity' and 'How can you manage and support your club volunteers' particularly useful. Videos below.


Latest club guidance

Clubs and centres are now able to open (as of Monday 29th March). The RYA Roadmap for the Return to Boating Activity in England and Covid-19 FAQs for England have been updated. Any RYA updates and guidance for boating relating to the pandemic will also continue to available on the RYA Covid-19 Hub. Guidance for RYA recognised training centres can be found here.

RYA Cymru Wales

The latest guidance following the announcement by the First Minister on Friday 12th March 2021 can be found here.

RYA Northern Ireland

We have now seen the Northern Ireland roadmap and are awaiting details of what is possible in Stage 2, and when it may start. The pathway for Sports and Leisure is here.

RYA Scotland

Keep an eye on the RYA Scotland guidance which will be kept up to date.