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RYA NI Suspends Northern Ireland Organised Sailing Activity Until April 30

18th March 2020
RYA NI Suspends Northern Ireland Organised Sailing Activity Until April 30

In a communication this morning, Richard Honeyford, Chief Operating Officer in RYA Northern Ireland, said that in line with the RYA, the local governing body will be suspending organised activity until 30th April writes Betty Armstrong.

This includes all Youth Performance Programme, Instructor Courses, Race Management Seminar, Open Pathway Training, Club Development Seminars and Youth Forum activity. All individuals signed up for these events will be notified.

RYA has also updated advice to help support local clubs and organisations with regards to the evolving COVID-19 situation here.

In line with the latest Public Health Agency advice, staff will be working remotely with immediate effect. All staff will be available through email and mobile numbers and if needed contact can be made through social media if you don’t have these. 

He added “We are assessing how best we can continue to support our clubs and members at this time and will be looking into alternative methods to try and best do this. Social Media is likely to play its part, so please keep checking in with us. We will of course be monitoring developments and updating advice as necessary. We remain engaged with local statutory organisations and will share any relevant information with the boating community”.

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down.

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