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Your Regional Development Team

The Regional Development Officer leads club development in the North West.

RYA Regional Development Officer for the North West

This is  Adam McGovern - your Regional Development Officer for the RYA north west region.

Adam covers the whole north west region & the Isle of Man, working with the region’s clubs and training centres to develop regular participation in sailing and windsurfing, promote best practice in volunteer management, and maintain and improve safety & training standards at all the regions RYA Training Centres.

He works with clubs and centres to identify and introduce new activities they want to run, advising on funding and facility improvements while also building and promoting local community partnerships.

RYA Training Centre recognition, organising regional instructor training and conferences are a key part of his role.

You can contact your RDO by email on

Sailing Development Officers (SDOs)

Working with the Regional Development Officers are a team of Sailing Development Officers who work closely with clubs and centres, helping them formalise and implement their club development plans, to achieve the goal of more people sailing more often. They work across all RYA programmes and support the work of the RDO at a more local level. Your initial SDO contact is:

North West Area

Alan Jones

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