IOW club wins inaugural RYA competition

Gurnard Sailing Club on the Isle of Wight was unveiled as the RYA’s first ever Club of the Year on Saturday at the RYA Dinghy Sailing Show, Alexandra Palace.

Club Commodore Caroline Stevens commented, ” We knew the other club finalists were very strong competition so everyone is delighted and very surprised to have won. Our club is run on an entirely voluntary basis so the award is for all of the hard work they put into the club. “

The awards criteria identified clubs that were forward looking and vibrant, and promoted and encouraged people on to the water through a range of activities for all ages and abilities, from one off events to dedicated racing programmes.