RYA South West Club Development Sessions

Thank you for your interest in this series of evening development forums.  I am excited to be hosting these topics and hope that they will prove a useful platform for all clubs within the region to discuss and explore so common problems and solutions. The evenings will not be a series of slides delivered in order to provide a golden bullet, but an overview of current thinking or statistics. The overview will be followed by activities and group discussion to identify common problems and discover if other clubs have solutions or you can work together to achieve success.  The events will also be excellent opportunities to catch up with other clubs in your area as wells as some of the local RYA team.There are three rounds of forums, and I urge your club to send the appropriate people to each, depending on the topic. Each evening will cover two topics, so it would be sensible to send two people from your club to each one, as the topics will be covered simultaneously in different rooms. Each round will be delivered four times around the region in order to allow as many of you as possible to attend.  There is no cost and you are welcome to send up to four members from your club.

Workshop Topic
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Member satisfaction and reducing churn


Increasing junior club membership

22nd January

30th January

4th February

5th February

Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club

Royal Torbay Yacht Club

Elemental Watersports & Activity Centre

Lyme Regis Sailing Club


- 2030

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Making the most of your open day/”Discover Sailing” event


Increasing Female participation and membership

10th February

11th February

25th February

26th February

Brisol/Cotswols waterpark

The Watermark Ivey Bridge (east of Plymouth)

Royal Falmouth Yacht Club

Poole Yacht Club


- 2030

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Club Diversification with insights from the Futures project


“Rebuilding the foundations of racing in the UK” – A strategy to reinvigorate youth sailing through a regional and club focus. (Please note this is a presentation with Q and A section at the end)

4th March

5th March

12th March

23rd March

Bowmoore Sailing Club

Plym Yacht Club

Castle Cove Yacht Club

Fowey Gallants Sailing Club




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