RYA British Youth Sailing
The RYA (Royal Yachting Association) works in partnership with sailing clubs through the British Youth Sailing (BYS) Recognised Club Programme to help them establish or enhance their junior race training. A BYS Recognised Club allows junior sailors to develop their sailing and racing skills and encourages young sailors at grassroots level to stay in the sport.
For a club to achieve BYS Recognised Club status, a club must demonstrate that it runs a regular race training programme within at least one of the BYS Recognised Classes. To achieve the high standards of training that are expected of BYS Recognised Clubs, training must be delivered by qualified RYA Coaches to RYA Recognised Training Centre standards (or equivalent) with a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in place.
BYS Recognised Club is a new RYA program for 2018 and Chew Valley Lake SC has submitted our application to the RYA for recognised club status.