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ITDs, Regional Forums, new webinars and the RYA Strategy Engagement Toolkit


 Club Development Forums

Following on with key themes from the conferences are the Club Development Forums. These regional events will be taking place in January, February and March.

The Club Development Forums are aimed at helping clubs and committees benefit from current research, good practise and local knowledge. There will be plenty of opportunities to share ideas and learn from other clubs.  The forums will focus on specific areas of club management and how some small but deliberate changes in what clubs offer, may benefit the club and its membership.

Topics being covered across the regions include:

  • What your club can do to retain more members?
  • How we can recruit and maintain more volunteers?
  • How can we grow club membership by adapting what we offer potential members?
  • How running 'women on the water' activity can increase club membership?

Find out what's on offer in your region and book your place

 Instructor Training Days

Booking is now open for some of the  RYA Instructor Training Days. A great day of personal and professional development for all instructors, you can expect updates from RYA Training and your Regional Development Officer (RDO), as well as, expert coaching sessions to learn about the latest equipment; broaden your knowledge and network. There will also be the opportunity to take part in a number of workshops throughout the day. Lunch and refreshments are included in the ticket price.

Spaces are filling up fast so book now


Club Satisfaction, 30 January, 7pm

In continuation to our series of ‘Futures’ webinars, this time we are communicating the findings of a piece of research we've been carrying out over the last couple of years which aims to increase club member satisfaction and reduce membership churn (% of your membership that leave every year).

In essence, the research helps us identify how clubs can most easily increase the satisfaction of their current members. This should mean members are less likely to leave the club and less time is required to attract more members to replace them. It may actually probably lead to more of your members promoting your club to their friends and family meaning lots of free promotion and goodwill!

Join us and hear the findings of the research and also some experiences of clubs who have managed to use the research to increase the satisfaction of their club membership.

As before, we'll be joined by an expert panel to discuss the findings and to answer questions from the audience.

If you can't join us, please sign up anyway and you'll be able to hear the recording after the live show. 

Here’s the link to register -

Discover Sailing, 23 January, 7pm

RYA Programmes Manager Michelle Gent gives an update on our new campaign 'Discover Sailing' which will recruit people into the sport. Hear what we learnt from our review of 'Push the Boat Out and 'Try Sailing' and the reasons behind our changes. 

Book your place

The  ‘Future of Sailing’ webinar series address current trends affecting boating and watersports. Aimed at clubs, class associations and anyone who has an interest in the future of sailing, the thought-provoking sessions feature key findings from the Futures Project, commissioned by British Marine.

For those who missed it, our last webinar focused on our volunteering research and how it can be used to grow your volunteers.


RYA Strategy Engagement Toolkit

Finally don't forget to have your say with the RYA Strategy Engagement Toolkit  to help you identify the challenges and opportunities, we’ve created two toolkits.  You can pick which one you use and each has some questions and tasks which will help you discuss and draw out and capture the required information and ideas.

Clubs in England will have received an email from the RYA Director of Sport Development with the details and links you need to complete the toolkit. If your club has not received this please contact


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