Nominate your club’s outstanding volunteers

RYA Volunteer AwardsThe RYA Volunteer Awards, the MBE’s of our sport, recognise the outstanding contributions made by volunteers throughout the UK.

Nominations for 2015 awards now invited

  • RYA Award – presented to outstanding individuals for their commitment and services to boating and the RYA at a regional or national level.
  • RYA Family Award – presented to a family group who is deserving of recognition for the impact they have made both individually and collectively.
  • Francis Elkin Award – Presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution in time, effort and personal endeavour in enabling people with disabilities to become involved in sailing.
  • RYA Community Award – presented to outstanding individuals for their exceptional commitment and services to boating at club or grass roots level. Individuals must be nominated by their club/centre or organisation to receive an Award, in one of three categories.  Clubs may only make one nomination in each category:
    • Lifetime Commitment – someone who has shown exceptional commitment and dedication to their club or organisation for at least 15 years
    • Outstanding Contribution – someone who has volunteered for less than 15 years but who has nonetheless made a significant contribution. This could be a single or ‘one-off’ contribution.
    • Youth – someone under the age of 25 on the 1st October 2015 who has demonstrated a regular commitment and/or inspirational contribution which is over-and-above their own participation or achievement within the sport.

Award winners and their guests will be invited to a special presentation ceremony and luncheon in London in November 2015. This is a great opportunity to recognise and reward outstanding contribution made to our sport by individual volunteers.

For further information and to download a nomination form please visit:

or  call or email the volunteering department on 023 8060 4199

Written nominations should reach the RYA by Monday 27 April 2015

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