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Upcoming East Region Events:

RYA East Region Senior Dinghy instructor Course

  • Dates: 27,28,29 March (Friday night start) and 04 and 05 April (4.5 days)
  • Location: First weekend at Grafham Water Centre and the second at Felixstowe Ferry SC (Residential first weekend including food and accommodation, non-residential second weekend)
  • Who’s it for: Experienced Dinghy Instructors that work in the RYA East Region and meet all pre-requisite criteria, check if you have the experience and qualifications HERE
  • Cost: £250 pp
  • Application: Please complete this application form and email it to me along with a summary email of how and where you intend to use the qualification, before the 28 February
  • Course confirmation: Candidates will be selected based on the strength of their experience and to ensure a spread of candidates from across the region.

Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with

RYA East Club Development Forums

Taking place in February and March on the topics of Volunteering and Membership Retention.  For more information and to book visit here.


RYA Instructor Training Day - 08 March 2020 

Booking is now open for the RYA East Instructor Training Day, which will take place at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook. The purpose of the day is to help enable instructors from across the region to stay up to date with RYA news and developments and to refresh and enhance personal and professional skills and knowledge whilst networking with instructors from across the region.  There are a wide variety of sessions to choose from, with several new ones added for 2020.  For more information and to book visit here.


Disability Awareness Courses:

Free to attend and open to RYA Affiliated Clubs and Centres as well as Sailability Sites:

Disability Awareness Instructor Course

For anyone who has completed the DAT course and meets the criteria:


East Region Conferences:

  • SAVE THE DATE: The 2020 RYA Affiliated Club Conference will be on Saturday 28 November, with the Cruising Conference on Sunday 29 November
  • The RYA Affiliated Club Conference took place on Saturday 23 November 2019 at the Royal Hospital School, Ipswich.  A video of the day's events can be viewed here:

  • The RYA East Cruising Conference took place on Sunday 24 November 2019 also at the Royal Hospital School, Ipswich.  The event poster can be found here and the programme here

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