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Club conferences, race coaching and SailActivity

RYA Affiliated Club Conferences 2018 

These popular regional conferences are returning for 2018 and are recommended for anyone involved in running a club. They are a great opportunity to not only give your club a head start for the next season but to find out how to make the most of the services on offer from the RYA.

The theme for 2018 events will be 'learning from others' whether that's sharing success stories within our sport from other clubs, centres and experts or wider organisations including businesses and other sports.

More information on agendas will be coming in later months but here are the dates and venues that have been confirmed so far. Find out more


 Venue Address


 North Wales TS Aberconwy, Conwy County Sea Cadet Unit, Deganwy, Conwy  03 November 2018
 South and West Wales Cardiff Bay Yacht Club  Harbour, Ferry Rd, Cardiff CF11 0JL  03 November 2018
 Midlands Landau Forte Academy Amington, Woodland road, Tamworth, B77 4FF 10th November 2018
 South West The Mount Batten Centre, 70 Lawrence Road, Plymouth, PL9 9SJ 10th November 2018
 South  Central Studio, Queen Mary's College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke ,RG21 3HF 17th November 2018
London & South East  New Line Learning Academy, Broughton Lane, ME15 9QL 24th November 2018

The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, IP9 2RX

24th November 2018
 Northern Ireland  Venue TBC  1st December 2018
North West Tower Wood Outdoor Education Centre, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3PL 1st December 2018
 North East  Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds 02 December 2018 
 Scotland Venue TBC   24 February 2019

Sailactivity is now live!

Last month Sailability launched a new digital tool, Sailactivity, that can be used by Sailability Sites, sailors and volunteers to register themselves and log activity.

The aim is to introduce as many disabled people to sailing as possible and help them build a lifetime habit of sailing and activity. Being able to evidence how boating is reducing inactivity, enabling people to learn new skills, improve wellbeing and connect with others is increasingly important, not only for the RYA and its funders, but also for local groups as they seek support for what they do.

Joff McGill the Sailability Manager said “We already have some great feedback from sailors that have registered and logged their activities through the online platform. It is showing us that Sailability is more than sailing and has a real impact on people’s lives.”

Through Sailactivity, participants are reflecting on what it means to meet new people, feel part of a group, push themselves to their limits (particularly when its windy) and learn new coping strategies.

There are currently 20 Sailability sites signed up to using this online platform. In the coming months there is hope that more rich data is collected that we can report on.

For further information please visit the website:

Race Coach Level Courses

Ever wanted to get involved in Club Coaching? The RYA Race Coach Level 2 course is the perfect way to gain knowledge and understanding on the coaching as well as gaining a national recognised qualification. The course is aimed at competent club racers, for more information on applying can be found here. We have the spaces on the following courses:

Norfolk Punt Club

Lymington Town SC

South Cerney SC

Tees & Hartlepool YC

For more information please contact the coaching department at

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