RYA’s Affiliated Clubs Conference to be held online

The RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference will be held online this year on Saturday 21 November.

The RYA hopes that the conference, hosted by double Olympic gold medallist and broadcaster Shirley Robertson and featuring a programme of guest speakers alongside interactive ‘stands’ and workshops, will provide clubs with a wealth of ideas for developing activities.

The theme, ‘A different world with new opportunities’, recognises the challenges clubs have experienced in 2020 and explores new opportunities.

Delegates will be able to take part from the comfort of their own home for 2020, replacing the regional conferences traditionally held across the UK.

“We’re really excited about the conference which we hope will be a fantastic one-stop shop for clubs wanting to stay at the top of their game,” says Gareth Brookes, RYA Regional Development Officer Manager. “Having a virtual event will enable people who might not ordinarily have travelled to attend a conference to get involved and whereas we might typically only see one or two people from a club, there is the scope this year for many more to take part.

“The impact of Coronavirus means that the world is a different place, yet with some creative thinking and a positive will to adapt, there are significant new opportunities to put sailing at the heart of the national wellbeing agenda and enable clubs to survive and thrive.”

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