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RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2020 finalists announced

by Susie NationGrainger, RYA 13 Nov 2019 16:09 GMT
RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2020 finalists announced © RYA

The annual RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award, supported by Gallagher, recognises the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK and promotes the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club.

The RYA Awards Panel have selected 10 finalists for 2020:

  • Prestwick Sailing Club
  • Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club
  • Delph Sailing Club
  • Draycote Water Sailing Club
  • Royal Anglesey Yacht Club
  • Strangford Lough Sailing Club
  • East Antrim Boat Club
  • Christchurch Sailing Club
  • Netley Sailing Club
  • Felpham Sailing Club
Five of the finalists were also recognised for their particular achievements in the following areas:
  • Prestwick Sailing Club- 'Boosting Membership'
  • Delph Sailing Club- 'Inclusive and Open to All'
  • East Antrim Boat Club- 'Embracing Modern Communications'
  • Netley Sailing Club- 'Fantastic Facilities'
  • Felpham Sailing Club- 'Innovative and Forward Thinking'
This year the panel have also awarded Debdale Outdoor Activity Club with a Certificate of Commendation recognising their excellent work developing young sailors.

You will have the chance to vote for the sailing club you think deserves to be crowned RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2020. Voting will open on Friday 13 December.

"We're delighted to be able to announce this year's finalists." said RYA Programmes Manager Michelle Gent. "The Panel were inspired to see how much activity goes on in clubs all year round and the number of volunteers who go that extra mile to make it all happen. It's been exciting to see the varied initiatives clubs are using to increase activity and engage their membership".

Rob Peake, Editor of Yachts & Yachting said: "We had a tough time whittling down the high standard of entries this year to the shortlist you see here, but the tougher task is now yours! It is up to you to decide the winner. Yachts & Yachting is delighted to be supporting this competition, which recognises the hard work of club volunteers and shares best practice between clubs."

Awards will be presented and the overall winner will be announced at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020 on Saturday 29 February. From the 13 December cast your vote at awards.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/rya

Voting closes on Monday 27 January 2020.

For more information about RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award visit rya.org.uk/cluboftheyear

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