Prepare your club for 2013 and beyond
The RYA is offering sailing clubs across the south west the opportunity to sign up for free interactive workshops this winter which will provide information and advice on securing the long term future of your club and preparing for a successful 2013 season.From understanding membership to racing development to funding advice and communication planning, the RYA Club Workshops, supported by Gallagher Heath, have been designed to cover the issues that could make a big difference to your club.
“Following a fantastic summer of sport, we know that clubs are determined to capitalise on this excitement and are busy planning for 2013 and beyond,” explains Graham Manchester, RYA Strategic Lead on Adult Participation.
“We have been working very closely with clubs across the country to understand the challenges and issues that are most commonly being faced. These RYA Club Workshops will last for two and a half hours and will provide an opportunity to hear about best practice, share ideas and move ahead with positive actions.”
Here are the dates for the South West RYA Club Conference.
For information on how to sign up visit www.rya.org.uk/go/clubworkshops
Cornwall and Bristol youngsters get through to Team15 final
The south west region has two teams competing at the Team15 Champions’ Cup National Final. The Roseland Wave Riders
from St Mawes, who sail in the south-west T15 zone, will be joined by the Axbridge Animals
from Bristol, who sail in the south zone. The national event will be held on 13-14 October 2012 at Northampton Sailing Club.
Youth regatta at Rock: great sailing, team spirit and home-made cakes!
Twenty-eight young OnBoarders from four Cornish sailing clubs took part in an exciting weekend of racing
in RS Fevas at Rock Sailing and Windsurfing Club (RSWC) on 8/9 September. The regatta was the fourth and final event of the OnBoard Cornwall RS Feva Travellers’ Series, which involved a total of 80 children.
Plymouth Marine Festival Try Sailing event
Eighty people aged between 8 and 72 took to the water and tried sailing for the first time on Sunday 16 September during an RYA Sail for Gold event
at The Barbican. It gave them the opportunity to find out how the Team GB Olympic and Paralympic sailors first caught the sailing bug.
Ladies get Sport England funding for new boats
The Ladies that Launch
group at Salcombe Yacht Club (SYC) set sail with their Olympic legacy in Salcombe this month, when they launched two new boats
funded with a Small Grant Award from Sport England.