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!!!
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Sailing Instructors: We can help if some of your qualifications are out of date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)
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 2017 affiliated certificate here.
RYA Stage 1 & 2 Sailing
(Age 8 to 16)
Every Saturday during the Season
5 days courses
26th - 30th March 2018
13th-17th August 2018
RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing
RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing
RYA Powerboat Course