Team 15 is a nationwide network of windsurfing clubs where young people aged 15 and under can get together every week to learn new windsurfing skills and have a laugh with their friends on the water.
Join the windsurfing club revolution
Become a Team15 club and join the nationwide network of clubs where young windsurfers aged 15 and under get together every week to have a great time and learn new skills.
And while they’re enjoying themselves, you’ll be helping to secure the future of windsurfing.
It’s the RYA's aim to grow the number of children in windsurfing and develop their windsurfing ability across our multi-discipline sport. It is also our aim to feed the RYA performance pathway; the foundation for podium performances at National and International Events and ultimately the Olympic Games.
But bringing it back down to local level, it's a way in which you can help secure the future of your training centre, windsurfing or sailing club..
Benefits of joining Team15
To start with its an easy and inexpensive way to raise your club profile. And there’s more tangible stuff too…like attracting more kids to your club on a regular basis. And perhaps their families too.
The benefits of the Team15 include:
- Growing your membership base and ensuring a continuous feed
- Opportunity to teach families of Team15 sailors
- Expand the activities and challenges available to your young windsurfers
- Raise the public profile of your club
- Increase your volunteer base
- Underpin RYA junior and youth competition pathway, producing windsurfing stars of the future
- Inter-club participation leading to local promotional opportunities
- Opportunity for coach CPD and discounted instructor courses
Clubs signed up to Team15 will receive:
- Free promotional literature including leaflets and posters
- Local expert advice and support
- PR activity in the windsurfing press, plus local and national press opportunties
- Specific club details published on the RYA/Team15 website
But how much is Team15 going to cost me?
Absolutely nothing since RYA windsurfing training centres have everything in place.
All you need is time, enthusiasm and your commitment to provide:
- A weekly Team15 club training session
- Run by a qualified RYA windsurfing instructor under the supervision of a senior instructor
- Supported by instructors, coaches and volunteers as the club grows
If you are already an RYA training centre for windsurfing and can provide the above, then once you have completed a T15 registration form, your Team15 recognition will follow very quickly.
As your club progresses we would encourage:
- Your instructors to become RYA Racing Instructors
- A small team attendance at the four annual inter-club challenges, building to a full team of 15
- Hosting one of the inter-club events, if required
How do I register?
Download a registration form (see 'Related Documents' section), complete, scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the T15 office at the RYA address.
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