Registered Charity No: 1107119
The LRYSA is a fully inclusive Charity run by Volunteer Instructors, with the aim to make sailing accessible to the whole community, regardless of their mental or physical abilities, age or background. We have a strong reputation and many years’ experience working with vulnerable young people and are the only RYA Sailability accredited Centre in Leicestershire.
All Instructors are trained to high RYA standards and we rely on local funding to be able to maintain these qualifications and also the level of boats and equipment we need to safely offer our services at a very low cost or often free to our most vulnerable groups.
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 RYA Sailing Courses, we also run RYA Power Boat and Safety Boat Courses
Read Some of our recent achievements HERE
CURRENT COURSES RUNNING .... Feel free to Contact Us with any questions
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Sailing Instructors: We can help if some of your qualifications are out of date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)
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)
Dec-16/Aug-17: LCC SHIRE Community Grant - £1,652 (enabling sailing activities for vulnerable people)
Dec-16: Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) - £2,830 (Training new Instructors)
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 2018 affiliated certificate here.
RYA Stage 1 & 2 Sailing
(Age 8 to 16)
Every Saturday during the Season
5 day course
13th-17th August 2018
RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing
(6 x Saturdays)
Next One starts 8-Sep-18
RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing
April to November 2018
RYA Powerboat Course
12-13 Sep 2018
15-16 Sep 2018