RYA Update from RYA Conference 2018

//RYA Update from RYA Conference 2018

RYA Update from RYA Conference 2018

After a very detailed conference that was well worth attending the RYA sent out the following information.  As you can see for our affiliation and classification as an RYA Training Centre we receive huge benefits which we are looking to take more advantage of as 2019 progresses.  As you can see we are hosting one of the workshops in January we hope that members who have an interest in the areas below will join us and other clubs on the 15th January 2019.

Dave Wright


Dates for your diary:- Area Development Forums  –

Round 1 – January

  • IOW – 14th at UKSA
  • West Hampshire & Southampton – 15th at Hythe Sailing Club
  • Berkshire/ Buckinghamshire/ Oxford & Milton Keynes – 21st at Great Moor Sailing Club
  • Portsmouth – 22nd at Portchester Sailing Club
  • Chichester Harbour – 28th at Chichester Yacht Club

Round 2 – February

  • IOW – 18th at Brading Haven Yacht Club
  • West Hampshire & Southampton – 19th at Southampton Sailing Club
  • Berkshire/ Buckinghamshire/ Oxford & Milton Keynes – 25th Willen Lake
  • Portsmouth – 26th at Langstone Sailing Club
  • Chichester Harbour – 27th at Dell Quay Sailing Club

Round 3 – March

  • IOW – 11th at Yarmouth Sailing Club
  • West Hampshire & Southampton – 12th at Spinnaker Sailing Club
  • Berkshire/ Buckinghamshire/ Oxford & Milton Keynes – 18th at Emberton Park Sailing Club
  • Portsmouth – 25th at Hill Head Sailing Club
  • Chichester Harbour – 26th at Bosham Sailing Club

Round 4 – April  TBC

  • IOW – 8th at Royal Victoria Yacht Club
  • West Hampshire & Southampton – 9th at Keyhaven Yacht Club
  • Berkshire/ Buckinghamshire/ Oxford & Milton Keynes – 15th at Haversham Sailing Club
  • Portsmouth – 16th at ASWC Portsmouth
  • Chichester Harbour – 29th at Cobnor Activity Centre


  • Instructor Training Day – 23rd March 2019
  • RYA Dinghy Show – 2nd & 3rd March 2019
  • Push The Boat Out – All of May 2019 – Register your interest here – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VH796K7

Presentation Slides:-

Below are links to the presentations delivered in the morning as well as from each of the workshops in the afternoon. Please feel free to share these workshop slides and webinar links with your club members, committee or anyone else that you feel will benefit from this information

Liz’s Morning presentation was also videoed and is now available on the RYA’s YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/hNV7KgXyU50 the slides can be found here. Guest Speaker Slides

Your Club and Your Region

              Regional Insights

              Regional Plan

              Presentation Slides

Afternoon Workshops – in relation to Regional Plan Focus Area

Focus 1

Reaching new members through your club website

Reaching new members with Facebook post boosting

Focus 2

Attracting sailing`s future customers

Diversify your club activities

GDPR – Keeping yourself compliant

How to engage your female members to increase participation at your club

How to write a successful funding bid

Finding alternative sources of funding

Running environmentally sustainable clubs and events

Focus 3

How to improve your club members’ satisfaction to keep them coming back

Increase members’ activity and renewals by communicating more effectively online

Focus 4

Honda Youth RIB Championship – how to get involved and develop young members potential

Retaining junior sailors in your club

What is a RYA British Youth Sailing Recognised Club and how to get involved

Club Matters – Club Volunteer Experience

Focus 5

Developing your coach and instructor team

Increase the number and improve the management of club volunteers.

RYA Racing Services – resources to support your club racing

Focus 6

How your club and RYA Membership can work together for your members

Focus 7

Keeping older members active for longer

Afternoon main session

RYA Board & Engagement Strategy

RYA South Regional Committee

Other Workshops/ information 

The Future of Dinghy Sailing Webinars

I would urge you to spend some time watching these two webinars that explore this topic and Liz mentioned in her presentation and how we as clubs can start to adapt to meet the changing needs of members of the future. Please use name and email to sign up to view.

Webinar 1, The Future of Dinghy Sailing – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2999576962665275905

Webinar 2, The Future of Dinghy Sailing – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/762026823685472001

Unfortunately we couldn’t run the full suite of 2019 workshops at the event but please do see the additional below.

Disability Awareness

Club Management Systems

Staying in Touch

The RYA Club Room E-Newsletter is the main route to receive updates & information regarding club development information. If you don’t already receive this monthly e-newsletter then please sign yourself up here.  Please also select South as your region you receive Susie’s Scoop as part of Club Room with is a monthly update about regional developments.

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