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RYA Scotland is looking to organise and support a number of local and national opportunities for clubs and training centres, throughout Scotland, to get themselves organised and planned for and during the season ahead.

RYA Scotland Development Conference 2019

This event, organised by the Participation and Development Team of RYA Scotland, shall take place on Sunday 24th February at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort.

The key theme for the day is around 'Ideas for Change' and the programme is listed below. We shall be joined by a number of presenters from across the boating and sporting landscape as well as a number of colleagues from RYA including Richard Falk (Training), Connor Swift (Membership), Kate Fortnam (Planning & Environment) and Jack Fenwick (Racing). Once again we shall have a number of clubs and centres support the day by telling 'their stories' providing live examples, best practice and potential pitfalls to avoid.

The day, is open to all clubs, centres and boating organisations and shall provide a great opportunity for attendees to connect to others in their local and Scotland-wide networks. It shall also provide an opportunity to share current practice whilst learning from others around key topics that shall help clubs and centres prepare for the season ahead.

Key details are as follows:

Date = Sunday 24th February 2019

Venue = DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort, 1 St Andrew's Drive, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, G58 0EW

Times = 9.15 tea & coffee for a 9.30am start, with round-up & disperse at 5pm

Programme for the Day

 09.15 - 09.30 Assemble and Refreshments
 09.30 - 09.40 Welcome & Introduction
 09.40 - 11.00 Plenary Session 1
 11.00 - 11.20 Tea & Coffee Break
 11.20 - 12.30 Carousel Sessions
 12.30 - 13.30 Networking Lunch
 13.30 - 14.45 Workshop Session 1 - choice of 4 workshops
 14.45 - 15.00 Tea & Coffee Break
 15.00 - 16.15 Workshop Session 2 - choice of 4 workshops
 16.15 - 17.00 Plenary Session 2
 17.00 Round-up and Disperse

Full details on all the plenary, carousel and workshop sessions is available in the attached document, however the workshop titles are also listed below: 

Session 1

  1. Running environmentally sustainable clubs and events
  2. Developing a Vision
  3. Needs & Wants
  4. Volunteer Framework

Session 2

  1. RYA Racing Services - resources to support your club racing
  2. Developing a Vision
  3. Needs & Wants
  4. Ensuring your club is open to all - governance policies & procedures

Bookings & Costs

Delegates are required to book their space at the conference through Eventbrite. All details need to be completed at the time of booking and payment (unless an invoice is requested) will also be required. Please follow this link to our event

There are once again 3 cost options for this event:

RYA Affiliated Club or Recognised Training Centre - staff/volunteer cost
  • £18 per person
 RYA Affiliated Club or Recognised Training Centre - *3 for 2 deal*
  • Pay for 3 spaces - get one free
  • Works out as equivalent of £12 per person
  • All 3 participants must be registered at the same time
 NON Affiliated Clubs or Other Organisations
  • £25 per person

Please note the closing date for all applications will be Sunday 10th February 2019.


If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact RYA Scotland on 0137 317 7388 or email


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