Scottish Club Chat March 2024

It feels like we are coming out of our winter hibernation and spring is near—flowers are blooming and more people are starting to get back on the water. The RYA Scotland Development Team look forward to seeing you out there soon!
12 Mar 24

Over 70 people attended the RYA Connected Scotland event on 2 March at the Dewars Centre in Perth.  It was a fantastic day of information sharing and networking, including our first ever Young Sailors Chatroom.  Save the date for our next event on 2 November 2024.


One of the Connected Scotland sessions was the launch of On Course for the Future, RYA Scotland’s new development framework for RYA-affiliated clubs and centres.  The framework is comprised of several guides to help you continue to develop and effectively steer the direction of your organisation. Explore the document yourself or with your fellow organisation leaders, then reach out to your Regional Development Officer to discuss how and where to get started with it.


Scottish Club Chat Imagery March 2024


The RNLI turned 200 on 4 March 2024!  You can continue the celebration and support the RNLI for the constant essential and impactful work they do by running a fundraiser.  Register your intention to host an event with the RNLI and receive fundraising resources as well as safety information ahead of your chosen date.  Just email


RYA Scotland Regional Training Days are opportunities for instructors, racing coaches, as well as club, centre and Sailability volunteers to level up their practical skillset and meet likeminded sailors and windsurfers in their region.  Session leaders embrace a person-centred approach to training, dedicated to coaching the individual in front of them, taking into consideration any specific competences or challenges.  Spaces are limited, so register today.


Scottish Club Chat Imagery March 2024


The RYA Scotland Connect Calls are opportunities to converse with your peers and the Development Team on a range of topics and to raise any questions you may have. 

  • 3 April, Running a Good Open Day (Discover Sailing)
  • 1 May, Creating an Engaging Racing Scene

Bookings will be live soon.  Please share your suggestions for further topics with the Development Team.


RYA Scotland may support your event!  RYA Scotland is aiming to provide support to several clubs/centres in running first-time opportunity events such as open days, tasters, or transition days.  The support offered will be bespoke, based on the request, RYA Scotland’s available resources, and follow-up conversations.  Register your interest before 26 March 2024.


Scottish Club Chat Imagery March 2024


What is happening at your club or centre?  Our Development Team is here to support you, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.  But we also want to hear about your successes and even ordinary stuff.  Email us ( or tag RYA Scotland on social media.  We would also love to know if you are planning a Discover Sailing or another open event in 2024.


We want to see even more deserving people recognised through our RYA Scotland Impact Awards in 2024. Nominations are open year-round for you to put forward those who make a difference to your boating. Whether that’s an inspirational person, team, or organisation – we want to hear from you! Get involved now – your nomination could become cause for celebration!  View previous winners on the RYAS YouTube Channel.


Here are a few funding options to consider:


All the best from The Development Team – Laura, Brian, Rhys, Liza & Naseef