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The Regional Integrated Team is comprised of three groups working together for the benefit of the Region, its Clubs and Members:

  • The Regional Volunteer Team (RVT);
  • Specialist Appointment Holders, e.g. Regional Planning and Environment Co-ordinator (RPEC), the Coastal Navigation or Inland Waterway representatives (CNP and INP) and racing related appointments: the Regional Racing Rules Adviser (RRA) and  the Race Management Co-ordinator (RMC);
  • Staff such as the Regional Development Officer (RDO) or Sailing Development Officer (SDO), Regional Performance Manager (RPM) and the Disability Development Office (DDO).

Together, the team provides:

  • Liaison between the Region's Clubs and the RYA;
  • Co-ordination and encouragement of RYA National Training Schemes;
  • Representation of the wider interests of all forms of sailing, windsurfing, cruising, inland waterways and powerboating within the Region.

The team can be contacted via the contacts page of this site.

Additional Contacts

Ian Smith

RYA NE Volunteer Team Chairman, Ripon SC & Yorkshire Dales SC

Website and social media management, Regional Team Racing development

NEYTS & YHYSA series results

Club Liaison

Judging of regional volunteer and youth awards

Training co-ordination

James Wheldon Sailing Development Officer & Disability Development Officer.
David Wheldon

RYA NE Volunteer Team Treasurer, Sunderland Yacht Club

Judging of regional volunteer and youth awards

Tall Ships 2018 Liaison

 David Rowlands

RYA NE Volunteer Team Member, Ulley SC

Development of qualified volunteers in the region, Club Liaison

Organisation of NE Cruising Conference

 Niall Graham RYA NE Volunteer Team Member,  South Shields SC
 Micky Early RYA NE Volunteer Team Member,  Tees & Hartlepool YC  
 Steve Axford

RYA NE Volunteer Team Member, Yorkshire Ouse SC

Regional Planning and Environmental Co-ordinator

Club Liaison (re planning and environmental matters)

Training co-ordination

 Nick Taylor

RYA Regional Planning Environmental & Coastal Navigation Network

NE Regional Integrated Team Member, Scarborough YC

Organisation of NE Cruising Conference

Sarah Kincaid RYA NE Volunteer Team Member, Tynemouth SC  
Henry Wright  RYA Appointee Regional Race Management Co-ordination  


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