RDO Blog

Hear the latest news and views from your Regional Development Officer (RDO)

We deliver a range of events to support clubs and centres with their development. Find out more here.

A group of people around a table in a workshop training exercise

Working together to support club activity and engagement.

A great opportunity to connect with other clubs in your local region and share best practice and innovation.

A disabled woman helping a dinghy, sailing fast in the sun, with crew next to her

Our yearly event to celebrate our network to support sailing for disabled people.

Find out about RYA racing events and activities within your region.

Find out where you can train to become or develop your skills as a race coach or instructor

North East Instructor and Race Coach Courses and CPD
Latest news
Workshops announced for Affiliated Clubs Conference
18 Oct 21
Festival of racing for North junior sailors and windsurfers
30 Sep 21
Entry now open for North East Youth Championships
22 Sep 21
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Contact us
RYA North East Disability Development Officer
07786 693388 james.wheeldon@rya.org.uk
RYA North East Regional Chair
RYA North East Regional Development Officer
07747 534527 sam.usher@rya.org.uk
RYA North East Regional Performance Manager
07909 994 637 chris.blackburn@rya.org.uk
For Training services
023 8060 4181 training@rya.org.uk
General enquiries
023 8060 4100 ask@rya.org.uk