Keep Racing (Virtually)

Free offer for RYA affiliated sailing clubs: keep your members engaged whilst following government guidelines on social distancing.

Virtual Regatta (eSailing) Inshore provides players with an opportunity to race against friends, fellow sailors and real-world Olympic champions. All UK players will automatically be entered into the exclusive GBR eSailing National Championship, racing the same challenges, seasons and playoffs as the eSailing World Championship and ranking both nationally and globally.

For a free 12 month VIP pass for for your club, send the following information to celia.edgington@rya.org.uk :

  1. Name of Sailing Club
  2. One sailing club email address with the name of the club in it. They will not accept a private email account

RYA OnBoard Development Day 2020, Bewl, 28 March

RYA London & South East OnBoard Development Day 2020
Date     – Saturday 28th March 2020, 0930-1630
Venue  – Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, TN3 8JH
Cost      – Free

This is aimed at clubs/centres with RYA OnBoard recognition, or those likely to achieve recognition this year, with up to 3 participants able to attend per club/centre. More information and booking…

Sign up now for RYA Discover Sailing (was PTBO) 2020

The RYA has renamed its excellent annual Push The Boat Out campaign to “Discover Sailing” even though it encompasses all kinds of boating. To encourage newcomers into boating, the RYA puts a lot of resources into supporting clubs’ Open Days. To benefit from the RYA’s marketing support, your club must sign up by 7 February (midday) for April and May taster sessions, and by 27 April (midday) for June to September sessions.

The Discover Sailing activator sign up page can be found at www.rya.org.uk/go/discoversailing The form will take you through the process of both ordering your resources and filling in your details for the Discover Sailing Map. For further information please contact discoversailing@rya.org.uk .

You may also wish to attend a webinar on Thursday 23 January at 1900, which will give you insights into planning and running a successful event and will pull together our collective knowledge from running different types of open day events over the last six years. Members of the RDO team will be on hand to give us their thoughts and experience on what makes a successful event. To sign up for the webinar, follow https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1815800976546211587. If you are unable to attend please register anyway as a recording will then be sent to you.

Disability Awareness Course, Herne Bay SC, 1 Feb

A Disability Awareness Course being run on Saturday 1 February at Herne Bay Sailing Club, 10-4pm.  It is free of charge. To register please email Sarah Sibley at ddo.londonsoutheast@rya.org.uk.

The RYA Sailability’s Disability Awareness Training course is designed for both volunteers at sailing clubs and instructors at commercial centres. It uses the latest teaching methods, based on the social model of disability. More information…

Medway YC joins RYA OnBoard

Medway Yacht Club is on course to inspire the next generation of sailors after joining RYA OnBoard, the national grassroots scheme making it easier and cheaper to get more young people on the water. Since 2005 OnBoard has helped over 900,000 young people try sailing and windsurfing and learn an activity that often stays with them for life. Discover how you can get OnBoard at Medway Yacht Club or find your nearest OnBoard club