RYA South Club Development Forums

The RYA South Development Forum programme is a fantastic opportunity for networking with other boating clubs in your local area

Forum Outline
  • Focus area & topics presented
  • Discussion - What your club or the clubs as a group can be doing to tackle the challenges or take advantage of the opportunities on the table.
  • Highlighting of support available from the RYA or other organisations
  • Plan of action created
  • Any other Business/ Questions - An opportunity for anyone to highlight successes they wish to share or a challenges they are facing outside of the evenings topic.                  

We hope that clubs will come along with open minds to share ideas to share to support each other to progress and the region to success in its aim of increasing club membership by 5% by 2021.     

Snacks & refreshments will be avaliable at each evening to help keep the mind focused.     

Should your club wish to add a topic to one of the below evenings then please do contact Susie Moore RDO.South@rya.org.uk or 07748806733 who will be happy to discuss adding to the outline.

January's Club Development Forums  Topic:  Creating a Thriving Volunteer Community in Your Club
 Volunteers are the essential ingredient to the running of boating clubs and their activities. However across the sporting world research indicates that it is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit and retain volunteers with shortages being reported across a range of rolls with in clubs. In this session we will aim to explore possible new avenues and hear from those whom have been seeing successes in this area.  
Venue  Date  Time  Booking link
 UKSA  January 14th 2019  18:30-21:00      Book Now
 Hythe Sailing Club  January 15th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Great Moor Sailing Club  January 21st 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Portchester Sailing Club  January 22nd 2019   18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Chichester Yacht Club  January 28th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 February's Club Development Forums Topic:  Increasing Junior & Youth membership and activity
Juniors are the future of boating and it’s clubs. Insights continually remind us how people are more likely to enjoy a lifetime of sailing or return to sailing following a period away if they are introduced as a young person. This evening will be spent looking at ways we can engage with  our local community to give the opportunity to try sailing, windsurfing or powerboating and how your club and the region as a whole can offer a clear pathway from beginner, through to RYA Instructor and RYA Zone level.
 Venue   Date  Time  Booking link
 Brading Haven Yacht Club  February 18th 2019 18:30-21:00  Book Now
 Southampton Sailing Club  February 19th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Willen Lake  February 25th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Langstone Sailing Club  February 26th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Dell Quay Sailing Club  February 27th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
March's Club Development Forums Topic: Increasing the Satisfaction of your Current Club Membership to Keep Them Coming Back
 2018 saw the results from the first Club Member Satisfaction Survey. The area of soft skills showed as the biggest satisfaction gaps across all clubs that took part. Discuss ideas with your fellow clubs relating to ways your club can take action based on the 2018 learnings and member scenarios from the survey.  With the development of clubs soft skills now being a new area of focus for the region, we will also ask for your input into what additional support your club may need to develop in this area. In addition to this discover how your club can be involved in the 2019 Club Member Satisfaction Survey to gain a better understanding of your club’s member satisfaction
 Venue  Date  Time  Booking link
 Yarmouth Sailing Club  March 11th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Spinnaker Sailing Club  March 12th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Emberton Park Sailing Club  March 18th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Hill Head Sailing Club  March 25th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Bosham Sailing Club  March 26th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
April's Club Development Forums Topic: Exploring the Future of Boating and how your club can use the resources it already has to attract a changing market.
Over the winter period there has been a series of webinars delivered as well as the key note speaker at the South’s Affiliated Clubs Conference focusing on the themes coming out of the Future of Boating research conducted by Liz Rushall Marketing on behave of British Marina. Take a look at what clubs in the RYA South Region are doing with the resources they already have to meet the needs of the changing nature of our customers base.
 Venue  Date  Time  Booking link
 Royal Victoria Yacht Club  April 8th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
Keyhaven Yacht Club  April 9th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Haversham Sailing Club  April 15th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre Portsmouth  April 16th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now
 Cobnor Activity Centre  April 29th 2019  18:30-21:00 Book Now