Applications open for 2021 RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award

Applications are now open for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards which celebrate the outstanding achievement and promote the hard work of sailing clubs in the UK.

All RYA affiliated clubs across the UK are eligible to apply and the awards panel will select a finalist for each of the 10 RYA Regions as well as two ‘wild card’ entries. During the shortlisting stage, the panel will also provide five clubs with recognition for particular achievements in the following five areas:

Heart of the community

New for 2021, this is recognition for a club that has worked tirelessly to support their local community. This could be through the efforts of volunteers working within their local area for good causes, sharing club facilities with those in need or opening their club up to local community groups to get out on the water.

Modern, innovative and forward thinking

Recognition for a club that makes a break from traditional ways of running a club or delivering boating activity. This could be delivering different formats of training or racing to engage new participants, creating new membership models or embracing the use of modern communications.

Sustainability

Another new category with recognition for a club that has embraced sustainability and demonstrably reduced its own and/or its members impact on the environment through education, action or improved facilities.

Inclusive and open to all

Recognition for a club or project which has been impactful in developing participation amongst people with disabilities or from other under-represented or disadvantaged groups.

Boosting membership

Recognition for a club that has delivered the most impactful participation project, the outcomes of which are attracting and retaining new participants and growing membership.

All finalists go through to a public vote with the overall winner selected by RYA members, Yachts & Yachting readers and the panel. The overall winner of the 2021 RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year will be announced at the RYA Dinghy Show in February.

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