OnBoard news round up – October 2021


Booking now open for the 2021 RYA Affiliated Club Conferences 

This year's National Conference will be a virtual evening, and regional events will see the return of in-person events across the country.

Following the success of last year’s streamed conference, this new-style hybrid approach will provide national RYA updates online, Monday 8th November from 7.30pm-9.30pm, followed by regional events where clubs can meet and reconnect over the winter.

The theme of this year’s conference will be Planning Ahead for a Successful Future. All the events are free for delegates from RYA Affiliated clubs and registration is now open. 

Double Olympic gold medallist and broadcaster Shirley Robertson will again host the national event and keynote speakers so far include RYA Director of Racing, Ian Walker and RYA Director of Sport Development, Rob Clark, with more special guests to be announced.

RYA Region and Home Country events over the winter will then provide an opportunity for clubs and their representatives to meet up in person at venues where they will be able to take part in workshops and tap into local RYA expertise.

The dates and venues for this year’s RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference are as follows:

• National RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference: Monday 8th November from 7.30pm-9.30pm, online event for all clubs.

• South: 13 November 2021 - National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH

• South West: 20 November 2021 - South Devon College, Hi Tech & Digital Centre, Vantage Point, Long Road, Paignton TQ4 7EJ

• London & South East: 21 November 2021 - New Line Learning Academy, Boughton Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9QL

• East: 27 November 2021 - Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, IP9 2RX

• Midlands: 28 November 2021 - The National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR

• North East: 4 December 2021 - Catterick Race Course, Catterick Bridge, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 7PE

• North West: 5 December 2021 - Anderton Centre, New Road, Chorley, PR6 9HG

• Wales: A series of online events running in the evenings of the week commencing 22nd November 2021 

• Scotland: 6 March 2022, venue TBC

• Northern Ireland: 22 January 2022, venue TBC

• For all the details and booking visit RYA Affiliated Clubs Conferences

The newly released G14 Handbook and Beginner Session cards 

Any eagle-eyed spotters out there, may have noticed that the OnBoard Beginner sailing session cards 1-5 refer to specific sessions in the G14 Instructor Handbook. Unfortunately, these no longer match up in the latest edition of the Handbook. We are aware of this, and with most Instructors still using the old Handbook this should not cause to many problems. When the new session cards will be re-printed with the correct information.