Please select your home edition
Edition
Stoneways Marine 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Nottinghamshire County Sailing Club named RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year

by Susie Nation-Grainger 3 Mar 2018 20:07 GMT 3 March 2018
Nottinghamshire County Sailing Club named RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year © Paul Wyeth

Nottinghamshire County Sailing Club have been named RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2018 at the RYA Dinghy Show today (Saturday 03 March) where the awards were presented by double Olympic medallist Saskia Clark.

Beating off stiff competition, the Midlands club were recognised for their efforts in Facility Development and were announced as overall winners.

After a strategy to rejuvenate the club, over £250,000 including grants was invested in expanding and upgrading the clubhouse and facilities including updated changing rooms, expanding the boat park and renovating the clubhouse.

This has enabled Nottinghamshire County SC to maximise participation and increase membership by 27% with currently over 1,200 members.

Commodore Ross Ryan said: "It's fabulous and we're delighted! The hundreds of members who volunteer all year- it's what it's all about. The award included a public vote this year so we're really grateful to the boating community who voted for us".

All five shortlisted sailing clubs were recognised for their achievements of across five categories: Increasing Participation, Innovation, Communication, Inclusivity and Facility Development.

Dartmouth Yacht Club were presented with the 'Communication' award for their successful campaign which welcomed everybody in their town to get involved and out on the water at their club.

The Increasing Participation award was given to London Corinthian Sailing Club. The club has recently made significant progress with major initiatives to increase participation in both dinghies and offshore sailing, offering a wide range of activities for all ages, all levels of experience and all aspirations.

Whitefriars Sailing Club were back for a second year and this time as the winners of the Inclusivity Category. The club's Sailability group grew from just a few sailors in 2012 to over 90 in 2017 with weekly sessions often attracting over 40 participants.

Finally Marconi Sailing Club were named winners of the Innovation Award. They had an increasing number of new members who wanted to learn to sail yachts while participating in racing, so they invested in a small keelboat to increase capacity.

Find more information about the award and the all the finalists can be found at www.rya.org.uk/cluboftheyear

Related Articles

Take Off with Foiling
Join Foiling Coach, Shaun Priestley as he shares his top tips to get foiling Been inspired by the America's Cup racing? Want to learn how to foil? Check out this session from the RYA Dinghy Show with foiling guru Shaun Priestley to find out how to get started and progress. Posted on 16 Mar
Are hybrid boat shows the way forwards?
Positive at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show, but a new portmanteau needed! I've talked to various people during and since the virtual RYA Dinghy Show and all so far are hailing it as a success. In the UK, the Dinghy Show is the start of the sailing season, and to simply not hold the event would have been a grave mistake. Posted on 2 Mar
Seven Dinghies for Seven Decades
Watch Dougal Henshall's RYA Dinghy Show talk! Join sailing historian David Henshall as he travels back in time to the very first show in 1952 and examines one boat per decade that helped define the time. Posted on 2 Mar
Sailors tune into virtual RYA Dinghy Show
Over 8,000 people register with more than 12,000 logins in total over the weekend Thousands of sailors from across the globe tuned in for the 2021 RYA Dinghy Show presented by Suzuki which was held this weekend (27-28 February) virtually for the very first time. Posted on 2 Mar
Minz wins the virtual Concours d'Elegance!
Ben Saxton & Mark Jardine judge the RYA Dinghy Show boat of the show The RYA Dinghy Show wouldn't be complete without the Concours d'Elegance, and the event going virtual wasn't going to stop the prestigious trophy being awarded in 2021. Posted on 1 Mar
Students pave wave to success at RYA Dinghy Show
The Green Blue announce the successful finalists of the University Sailing Sustainability Challenge The annual challenge, which is sponsored by OceanR, encourages members of university sailing clubs to become more environmentally aware and recognises the positive actions that the clubs have implemented to lower their environmental impact. Posted on 1 Mar
Tom Gillard features on the Streaker stand
With a live talk at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show The Streakers were one of a number of classes to feature their own live talks at this year's virtual RYA Dinghy Show. Neil Firth's interview with eight times National Champion Tom Gillard attracted a live audience of over 40 Streaker fans. Posted on 1 Mar
Adventure with the RYA Dinghy Cruising Trails
All the trails are under six miles Dinghy sailors can be inspired to explore the British Isles with a new 'Dinghy Cruising Trails' initiative, launched at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show today. Posted on 28 Feb
Win a £100 Barton Marine Voucher
In the virtual RYA Dinghy Show Competition Enter the Barton Marine Virtual RYA Dinghy Show competition for your chance to win one of two £100 Barton Marine Vouchers. The winners can take their pick from the extensive range of dinghy gear that Barton offer to upgrade their boat. Posted on 28 Feb
Free this weekend?
Visit Rooster at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show! Got some spare time this weekend? Want to try something very different? We'll be at the ENTIRELY VIRTUAL online RYA Dinghy Show and it's totally FREE - you can chat with any one of the Rooster Team. Posted on 27 Feb