Nominations were received from affiliated clubs up and down the country across five categories which throw the spotlight firmly onto the core values for any successful sailing club.
The 2018 finalists and winners of each category are:
• Dartmouth Yacht Club – Communication
• London Corinthian Sailing Club – Increasing Participation
• Marconi Sailing Club – Innovation
• Nottingham County Sailing Club – Facility Development
• Whitefriars Sailing Club – Inclusivity
For the first time ever you now have the chance to vote for the sailing club who you think deserves to be named Club of the Year 2018. To find out more about the finalists and to cast your vote visit http://awards.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/rya/
Voting closes on 20 February.
RYA Sport Development Manager Alistair Dickson said: “We’re delighted to announce the 2018 finalists of RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award. The people involved in each one of these clubs have worked hard to create fantastic projects and activities which make it possible for people to enjoy being out on the water at their venue. Don’t miss the chance to cast your vote and have your say in which club will lift the coveted trophy this year.”
The category winners have been selected by a panel of judges including double Olympic medallist and award ambassador Saskia Clark, RYA CEO Sarah Treseder and Yachts & Yachting Editor Georgie Corlett- Pitt.
The finalist awards will be presented on Saturday 03 March at the RYA Dinghy Show, on the Suzuki Mainstage at 16:00 before the overall winner is revealed.
Special thanks go to Arthur J. Gallagher who continue to support the Club of the Year Award and to Sailing Awards who donated the perpetual RYA Club of the Year trophy when the award was first introduced in 2008.