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RYANI Gives Development Update Ahead of Busy Winter Season

13th November 2022
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RYANI is restarting its Open Training programme, which will have events for junior classes among others

While the boats start coming out of the water, RYANI says its office is getting into a higher gear with autumn and winter programmes, designed to help planning and preparation for the next season.

Following the recent keelboat and sailability forums, the next major learning and networking opportunity will be the Affiliated Clubs Conference on Saturday 3 December at Hollywood Yacht Club (booking open now) which has the theme: ‘Understand your current and future members to grow activity, membership and volunteering.’

RYANI is also restarting the Open Training programme, which will have events for junior classes, but will not be restricted to that, and suggestions for venues and new ideas are welcome.

Other important dates for the Northern Ireland sailing diary in 2023 include the RYANI Cruising Conference on Saturday 28 January, a two-day course on the role of Regional Race Officer at Ballyholme Yacht Club on the weekend of 4-5 March (details to follow), the Ireland on the Water Expo at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn that same weekend, and an OnBoard Development Day provisionally scheduled for Saturday 11 March at South Lakes Watersports Centre in Craigavon.

For much more see RYANI’s November development update HERE.

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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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