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RYA Scotland Appoints New Youth Director

17th September 2023
Yasmin Price
Yasmin Price becomes the Youth Director on the RYA Scotland board, representing the interests of under-25s in sailing and more

Yasmin Price has been appointed to the board of RYA Scotland as Youth Director.

The voluntary role sets out to represent the voice of young people under the age of 25 in the Scottish boating community and provide support and guidance to the board on behalf of youth participants. It also supports the recognition of youth volunteers in the boating community.

Price currently works within a commercial RYA training centre as an operations manager and has gained extensive experience afloat with the Ocean Youth Trust as both a volunteer and as a sail trainer.

With a variety of RYA qualifications, Price brings a new perspective and wealth of experience to the board.

On taking up the role, Price said: “I am incredibly passionate about breaking down the barriers of watersports and introducing youths to an industry that might not have been on their horizon or available to them without direction.

“I really value the opportunity to work with RYA Scotland to keep this drive going and develop new routes for youth participation and volunteering, along with supporting our current volunteers.”

Finlo Cottier, RYA Scotland chief executive said: “We had a lot of interest from young people about this role and we were pleased to appoint Yasmin based on her experiences.

“It is important we are fully representative of the boating community at a strategic level. We are hoping that we can continue to integrate youth volunteers throughout our committees that support our work.

“Young people should help shape the future of the boating in Scotland to ensure the next generation gain from the benefits of getting afloat.”

RYA Scotland is led by a voluntary board of directors who represent all aspects of boating in Scotland. Between the staff and volunteers, RYA Scotland runs and deliver programmes of activity that cover narrow-boating, powerboating and motor cruising; dinghy, keelboat and yacht sailing; volunteer, coach and club development; elite athlete development and racing; environmental awareness; advice to government, local authorities and coastal developers; and a multitude of other activities to protect the rights and promote the interests of the boating community in Scotland. For more on RYA Scotland’s diverse work, read its Impact Report for People, Places and Communities.

RYA Scotland will host its annual general meeting on Thursday 26 October as a virtual meeting. For more details, including the AGM agenda, see the RYA website HERE. Team

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