Enter your sailing club into the RYA Club of the Year 2014 awards
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is on the look out for the Club of the Year 2014.
Every year a number of clubs apply for the chance to win this prestigious award and the RYA always gets loads of feedback from clubs who have entered. The clubs have stated that the award has focussed their minds on what they do well and, more importantly, how they could improve.
The applications are now open for the 2014, RYA Club of the Year competition, which means it is time for you to put your club in the running.
Once again, clubs will be asked to supply a number of things, including the difference they make to their volunteers, members and the local community, partnerships, achievements and their plans for the future.
Speaking on the RYA official website, Andy Hooper the organisation’s South East RDO, said: "All of the clubs I speak to after the Club of the Year Awards really appreciate the process as it enables them to reflect on all the things that they do so well, but also the elements of their club that they could improve.
"It really makes them examine each and every facet of their club in detail and while one or two parts may shine they often realise there is another part where opportunities are potentially being missed."
This award also offers sailing clubs the chance to ‘borrow’ other ideas from a number of other successful clubs, which inevitably leads to a stronger network of clubs across the country.
The South East has a good track record in the RYA Club of the Year in recent years with Felpham SC (2013), Chichester YC (2012) and Weir Wood SC (2009) all making the shortlist of final five since 2008.
Expressions of interest for the 2014 RYA Club of the Year must be submitted by the closing date Monday 18 November. All the information you need to apply can be found here.