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RYA Northern Ireland’s 2021 Cruising Conference Goes Virtual

19th December 2020
RYA Northern Ireland’s 2021 Cruising Conference Goes Virtual

The countdown is on for the virtual RYA Northern Ireland Cruising Conference 2021, which will take place online over three separate evenings in the new year.

The conference, which will be hosted via Zoom, will run on Tuesdays 19 and 26 January and Tuesday 2 February.

A jam-packed schedule of speakers and interactive sessions are promised, covering a wide variety of topics ranging from information on environmental affairs to sailing around Ireland and practical help with electronic safety equipment.

Conference delegates will benefit from updates on current RYA work for cruising members as well as interesting and informative key note speakers and workshop discussions.

The current programme kicks off at 7pm on 19 January with Colin Greetham of Ocean Signal discussing EPIRBs and PLBs, and Norman Kean waxing lyrical on sailing around Ireland.

On the 26th, Greetham returns for a talk on AIS, and conference attendees will get updates from the RYA on Brexit, environmental issues and Safetrx.

The final session on 2 February will see Greetham get into electronic distress flares, while Pat Murphy of Howth Yacht Club will talk the adventure that is sailing from Thailand to Egypt.

All three evening sessions are free and places can be booked online via Eventbrite.

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About the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Northern Ireland 

  • The RYA is the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sports boats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.
  • The RYA is recognised by Government, the media and opinion formers as the representative body and voice for the activities that it represents. It continually fights for the rights and freedoms of its 112,000 personal members.
  • The RYA has more than 1,500 affiliated clubs and classes, which represent some 350,000 boaters throughout the UK. It is estimated that 4 million people in the UK take part in boating activity annually.
  • The RYA also sets and maintains recognised standards for training for both leisure and commercial boating through a network of more than 2,400 RYA Recognised Training Centres across 58 countries. More than 250,000 people per year complete RYA training courses.
  • The RYA is responsible for one of the UK’s most successful Olympic medal-winning sports. Our coaching and development schemes actively support 800 of our country’s top sailors, from talented juniors to Olympic and World champions.
  • The RYA is committed to promoting all forms of boating and making them accessible to everyone. For more information please visit www.rya.org.uk.
  • The Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland (RYA NI) acts for the RYA in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Chairman of RYA NI is invited to join the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Policy Review Committee.
  • You can find the RYA Northern Ireland at Sketrick House, GE8, Jubilee Road, Newtownards, BT23 4YH.
  • RYA NI is a company limited by guarantee – Registration number NI 51945
  • Contact RYA NI: Tel: 02891 827154 email: [email protected]

 

 

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