Tag Archives: RYA Scotland

RYA Push the Boat Out, 14 -22 May 2016

From Marc Turner at RYAS: Get afloat this Spring with Push the Boat Out Push the Boat Out is a great way to discover a new outdoor sport to enjoy this summer. Dinghy sailing, windsurfing, keelboat sailing and kayaking are among the activities on offer to all ages and abilities. This year, over 300 venues have signed up around the ...

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Calder in running for second RYA Youth National Championship title

From Marc Turner at RYAS, and good luck Jamie! Jamie Calder, from Midlothian, Edinburgh, will be going for gold when he competes at the upcoming RYA Youth National Championships (2-8 April). The 17-year old will take to the water in the Laser Radial class, to race against the cream of British Youth Sailing. The new Welsh National Sailing Academy, Plas ...

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RYAS Champion of Champions, Largs 24/25th October

Report by Andy Johnston/Alan Henderson, pic courtesy Alan Henderson It was a wet and windy weekend at Largs for the RYA Scotland Champion of Champions event last weekend, with some exhilarating sailing reported along with the odd broken boat! Both days were to be windy, following a moderate first race on Saturday. The first race followed a W course, with ...

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Toppers at RYA Scotland Zone Championships

Report by Christine Wood, with pics by Dougie Bell and Kirsty Wilson: RYA Scotland Zone Championships This year the RYA Zone and Home-Country Championships were held at Loch Tummel Sailing Club on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. With a turnout of over 120 boats, it was going to be a busy weekend. The Topper fleet was the largest, with ...

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YOUNGSTERS CATCH THE RACING BUG AT RYA SCOTLAND’S SCOTTISH CLUB TROPHY

From Claire Caffrey at RYAS: As many as 130 young sailors from 23 different clubs all over Scotland gathered at Loch Lomond Sailing Club on Saturday 22 August for RYA Scotland’s Scottish Club Trophy 2015. The event was aimed at youngsters who hadn’t done much racing before to give them a taste of what racing in a big fleet away ...

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FREE SAILING AS SCOTLAND GETS SET TO PUSH THE BOAT OUT

From Claire Caffrey at RYAS: Sailing clubs and watersports centres across Scotland will be offering FREE and low cost opportunities to get out on the water and try a new sport in May as part of national RYA Push the Boat Out 2015 (09-17 May). RYA Push the Boat Out offers nationwide sailing and windsurfing taster sessions introducing newcomers of ...

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RYA SCOTLAND IS CALLING SCOTTISH SAILORS TO NOMINATE FOR ANNUAL AWARDS

From Claire Caffrey at RYAS: It is that time of year again when the nights are drawing in, the weather is getting a bit colder and the sailing season is coming to an end. Sailors across Scotland will be reflecting on the year of sailing and boating they have experienced. People taking up the sport for the very first time ...

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RYA SCOTLAND LAUNCHES COMMONWEALTH FLOTILLA

More than one thousand people on 250 boats of various shapes and sizes will be delivered to Glasgow as part of the Commonwealth Flotilla, the Royal Yachting Association Scotland (RYA Scotland) has announced. The Commonwealth Flotilla, which will see the largest number of boats ever assembled on the Clyde, will take place over the weekend of 25-27 July 2014. On ...

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SCOTTISH SAILORS RECOGNISED AT RYA SCOTLAND ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

This just came in from RYAS’ Claire Caffrey, with pics copyright Tony Gorzkowski:  RYA Scotland hosted their annual awards dinner at the weekend (Saturday 1st February) at the Glasgow Science Centre to recognise and reward the fantastic work and contribution to the sport of sailing from coaches, instructors, volunteers and clubs throughout Scotland. As many as 140 guests attended the ...

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HONDA SPONSOR RYA SCOTLAND YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Our sport relies on a lot of volunteers to make it work, so it’s great that RYA Scotland are recognising this in association with Honda.  See this piece by Claire Caffrey and let’s get the people who make our sport work some recognition!  RYA Scotland is extremely pleased to announce that Honda is the sponsor of the RYA Scotland Young ...

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