Category Archives: RYA

New award helps Glossop lad sail for gold

By | December 11, 2017

A Glossop youngster has been handed a huge boost in his ambitions to become a top class dinghy sailor thanks to a national scheme helping young talent progress in the sport. Arlo Turner is one of 11 promising sailors and windsurfers from across the UK who have been awarded exclusive use of their own boat… Read More »

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British clubs qualify for SAILING Champions League 2018

By | December 6, 2017

Next year, 66 clubs from 17 countries will compete for “Best Sailing Club of the Year 2018” in regattas at Porto Cervo (Sardinia), St. Petersburg (Russia) and St. Moritz (Switzerland). The SAILING Champions League 2018 season kicks off with Act 1 in Porto Cervo, Sardinia from 31 May to 3 June, where the best 32… Read More »

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Biggest ‘santa splash’ on UK’s first coast-to-coast canoe trail

By | December 6, 2017

On Saturday 2 December, the Canal & River Trust helped local communities get into the festive spirit and discover England’s first coast-to-coast canoe trail with their biggest ‘Santa Splash’. 50 Santas, elves and helpers participated in the ‘Santa Splash’ on the 200-year old Leeds & Liverpool Canal, which forms part of the Desmond Family Canoe… Read More »

HRH The Princess Royal Awards Ashurst sailor

By | December 5, 2017

At the ceremony, held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, Ken received his RYA Community Award for Outstanding Contribution in recognition of his commitment to sailing. Ken was an RYA staff member for 35 years before retiring in 2009. He was a GBR (British) representative on several ISAF (now World Sailing) technical committees, and… Read More »

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Scots Honoured at RYA Volunteer Awards

By | November 28, 2017

HRH The Princess Royal, President of the RYA, presented a number of the RYA’s most prestigious awards to sailors and volunteers from across the country, including several from Scotland, as part of the 2017 RYA Volunteer Award winners. All of the deserved nominations were recognised with an Award at the RYA’s annual awards ceremony held… Read More »

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Honours for North East sailors to be presented by HRH The Princess Royal

By | November 23, 2017

Five dedicated volunteers from the North East who give their time to help others enjoy sailing will be presented awards by HRH The Princess Royal at a special ceremony in London. The RYA Volunteer Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals nominated by their sailing clubs or associations in appreciation of their commitment and services… Read More »

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Volunteer to receive RYA Award from HRH Princess Royal

By | November 20, 2017

Patrick (Pat) McGlead was nominated for an RYA Community Award – Outstanding Contribution and has been selected as a winner by the RYA Honours and Awards Panel. He will receive his award at the organisation’s annual awards ceremony in London on 24 November in London. Pat started as a volunteer in 2012 with the Gwennili… Read More »

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Kershaw’s RYA Award for services to sailing 

By | November 13, 2017

Ken Kershaw has been nominated for a National RYA Award by the RYA and World Sailing and has been selected as a winner by the RYA Honours and Awards Panel. He will receive his award at the organisation’s annual awards ceremony in London on 24 November. Ken Kershaw was an RYA staff member for 35… Read More »

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HMRC lodges defence over red diesel 

By | November 8, 2017

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has informed the RYA that it has lodged its defence with the Court of Justice of the European Union of Case 503/17. The European Commission has taken action against the UK pursuant to Article 258 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union as it considers that,… Read More »

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Sailing awards and tall ships 

By | November 7, 2017

Ewan McComb and Rudi Sommerville (both 15 years old) accepted their awards from the Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Sonia Copeland following a sumptuous buffet, speeches and a very entertaining video aboard the Tall Ship ‘Maybe’ on which the training and voyages took place. Ewan completed the trainee Crew Experience from 24-26 April 2017 and Rudi… Read More »

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