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Leicestershire and Rutland Youth Sailing Association

Registered Charity No: 1107119

The LRYSA is a Charity, now in its 50th Year! Our aim is to give children and adults of all abilities (physically & mentally) and all backgrounds & means the opportunity to Sail. We are run wholly by volunteers and rely on fundraising to purchase & maintain our boats & equipment and train our highly qualified Instructors. We run commercial courses in order to help us pay for our running costs.

 

We offer dinghy sailing courses from age 7 to 80+ for all abilities (complete novices to advanced race training) and work closely with Disadvantaged Groups. As well as these RYA Sailing Courses, we also run RYA Power Boat and Safety Boat Courses

 

 

READ SOME OF OUR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS HERE

 

SPECIAL WINTER PRICES TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRAVE THE COLD!!!

 

Adult: RYA Level 1 & 2: Weekly attendance on Saturdays for 6 weeks - ONLY £180

Adult: RYA Power Boat Level 1 & 2: 2 day attendance - ONLY £175

Senior Citizens: RYA Level 1 & 2: Relaxed attendance on Wenesdays!

 

 

 

More details will follow but please feel free to get in touch if you are interested or want some more information ....some of our Volunteer Roles available:

Sailing Instructors: We can help if some of your qualifications are out of date

Power Boat Drivers: To help us with Safety cover

On-Shore Volunteers: Especially if you have experience of working with vulnerable children (severely disabled, blind or autistic children)

Admin & Marketing Volunteers: creating marketing materials (such as flyers), social media, contacting local groups & businesses and helping us spread the Word!!

General Volunteers: we can always find you something to do!!

 

 

Activities take place on John Merricks Lake located in Leicestershire (LE7 1PD)

Details of Courses & Dates + More Information about Sailing

Feel free to Contact Us with any questions

 

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY SUPPORTED US ......

 

Oct-17: Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons - £1,000 (new wet suits & helmets)

Jul-17: Mayor's Charity Appeal Fund - £1,200 (New gates for JML Compound)

Jun-17: Hinckley & Rugby Building Society - £50 (Dragon's Den Runner Up)

Dec-16/Aug-17: LCC SHIRE Community Grant - £1,652 (enabling sailing activities for vulnerable people)

Jan-17: Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) - £600 (Training Sessions for Achieve with Us)

Dec-16: Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) - £2,830 (Training new Instructors)

Sep-16: John Merrick's Sailing Trust - £6,000 (Fencing for JML Compound)

May-16: Sport England Small Grants - £4,746 (Purchase Xenon Boat, Trailer + Main Sail)

 

 

SOME OF OUR RECENT AWARDS (View more here)

 

WINNER! Young Volunteer of the Year: Dominic Skeat

Runner Up! Junior Sportsperson of the Year: Harry Whitelegg

Runner Up! Club of the Year: The LRYSA

WINNER! Young Disabled Sports Person: Edward Green

WINNER! Coach of the Year: Colin Magee

 

 

All courses are run to Royal Yachting Association (RYA) standards and all Instructors hold RYA Qualifications. The RYA undertakes an inspection of our activities each year. View RYA 2017 affiliated certificate here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMING UP

 

Sailing Sessions

at

John Merricks's Lake

 

 

NEXT COURSES

 

RYA Stage 1 & 2 Sailing

(Age 8 to 16)

 

Every Saturday during the Season

 

Easter & Summer 2018

5 days courses

Dates TBC

 

 

RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing

(Adults)

 

Ongoing Courses

(6 weeks)

 

RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing

(Seniors Only)

 

Every Wednesday

Age 55+

 

 

RYA Powerboat Course

 

TBC

 

 

We also run Safety Boat courses to RYA Standard

 

 

NEXT REGATTA

 

 

LRYSA Rudolf Regatta

 

25th November

John Merrick's Lake

 

 

 

Support The LRYSA

 

 

Help us to make sailing accessible to everyone of all ages, abilities and backgrounds by

Donating NOW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in supporting the LRYSA?

 

Please get in touch

 

info@lrysa.org.uk