RYA Regional Cruising Conference, 24 Feb 2018

The RYA London and South East Region is putting on a conference that will appeal to many Medway/Swale boaters. It will be held at Newline Academy near Maidstone on 24 Feb 2018. This is likely to be a biennial event interleaving with the MSBA conferences, of which the next will be in spring 2019.

The RYA conference will be free to attend and is aimed at boaters connected with RYA affiliated clubs/associations and training centres. The day will be full of presentations and workshops that will cover a wide variety of topics for the cruising and racing sailor, such as:

  • “Tips & Tricks” for successful anchoring
  • Current Cruising issues including Brexit
  • Sail trimming
  • Motor cruising topics
  • Environmental challenges facing boaters today
  • and more!

The main focus will be on providing help and advice and there will be ample opportunities for attendees to ask questions of the presenters. Lunch and refreshments will be also be provided and will be free on the day.

Click here for more information and booking…

RYA Affiliated Club Conference, 2 Dec

RYA affiliated clubs can send up to four people for free to this excellent all-day conference which will be held near Maidstone. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

This year we will be unveiling the regional plans for the next four years and delivering the RYA national updates. There’s a choice of workshops that could help benefit your club and there will also be the opportunity to meet members of other clubs within your region. This conference is perfect for your committee members.

The day will be hosted by your Regional Development Officer Steve Mitchell. If you have any questions about the event please do not hesitate to contact him via email steve.mitchell@rya.org.uk

Please see conference documents.

Sign up here…

RYA Affiliated Club Conference, 12 Nov 2016

Get someone from your club along to this event!

The RYA London & South East Regional Affiliated Club Conference takes place on 12 November 2016 at New Line Learning Academy, ME15 9QL. Following the success of the Regional Affiliated Club Conferences which were introduced last year, a series of conferences will again be taking place across the UK during October and November. Each conference will include a national and regional update, along with a range workshops and clinics delivered by RYA staff, contactors and volunteers.

To book your place at the conference please click here.

The conference is an opportunity to feedback some of what has been happening across the UK and in clubs within the region, and to look forward to ensure that 2017 is even more successful for clubs. It will also provide us with a great forum to engage with RYA staff and volunteers who will be on hand to answer any questions we may have.

MSBA/RYA Conference, 7 March 2015

StaceyClarkA great day for two hundred delegates, exhibitors, speakers and organisers. Pictured left is Stacey Clark, RYA Chairman, during his keynote speech.

Our photographer, Alex Cheshire, has kindly published photos of the conference here…

We are grateful to our sponsors Peel Ports, Medway Council and the BMF. The following exhibitors also supported the event: Chatham Marina, Clarke & Carter, Cruising Association, Gillingham Marina, Kent Police, Medway Bridge Marina, Medway Queen, Medway Watersports, Pirates Cave, Queenborough Harbour Trust, Volspec Ltd.

Nick  Ardley spoke on Medway’s Hidden Past. Here’s his account of the day…

2013 Spring Conference relaunch for MSBA

Tom Cunliffe key speaker at MSBA Spring Conference

Tom Cunliffe will speak at our Spring Conference

With our new name and clarified objective, we plan to start next year’s boating season with a splash. The keynote speaker at our Spring Conference on Saturday 9 March will be  sailing guru, classic boat enthusiast, prolific author and TV presenter Tom Cunliffe. Watch this site for more details coming soon…