Southern Region News
Victory for Southern Sailors at Eric Twiname Championship
9th May 2011: The South Zone Optimist fleet ruled the waves at Rutland at the final of the Eric Twiname Championship when Emilia Boyle (Royal Lymington YC), aged 10, secured her Championship glory with consistent performance. Her fellow South Zone team member, Vita Heathcote, aged 9, also of the RLym YC, followed closely behind in second place. The victory gained the South Zone runner up position at the prestigious event.
The 327 sailors competed in exhilarating conditions. Duncan Truswell, RYA Youth Racing Manager, commented: “I have been extremely impressed by the standard of sailing displayed by the Juniors this year. They have obviously worked hard with their coaches over the winter as part of the RYA Zone and Home
Sport England Small Grants Programme: Apply for a Grant for your Club
Are you a sailing club or centre who could do with some extra funding? The RYA is encouraging clubs and centres to take part in the Sport England Small Grants programme which has been set up to support local community projects to increase participation and develop opportunities in their chosen sport.
Since April 2009, some £620,900 has been distributed to 75 sailing and windsurfing clubs through the Sport England Small Grants Programme. What’s more, there is £7 Million of National Lottery funding available each year, and they want more applications from our sport.
Graham Manchester, Programme Lead for Adult Participation explains: “We believe the Sport England Small Grant Scheme
Millie Boyle in her Oppi
Country Squad programmes. We hope this will have equipped them for the forthcoming regattas over the summer period as well as providing them with the experience necessary to enable them to challenge for a place in the RYA National Junior Squad.”
Thanks to the long‐standing and on‐ going support of the Eric Twiname Memorial Trust, the event is free to enter with all costs of running of the regatta met by the RYA and the Trust. For further visit the RYA Racing Events website www.ryaracingevents.org.uk
is an unmissable opportunity for RYA clubs and centres to gain some valuable extra funding.
“Sport England prioritises projects which will support regular sailing activity amongst adults so this ties in perfectly with our work on club development to increase the number of adults out on the water and sailing more often. There have already been a number of sailing projects who have been successful with funding so we are urging clubs and centres to submit their applications and to take advantage of this scheme.”
Open to any non‐profit organisation or club, applying for a grant is very easy. Simply visit the Sport England website and complete the online application process which will ask you a range of questions including what you are looking for funding for, how much you need and how many people will benefit from the project.
You can apply for any sum from £300 to £10,000 but the total project cost cannot exceed £50,000.
For more information and to apply for a Sport England Small Grant visit http:// www.sportengland.org/funding/small_grants.aspx
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Early Summer 2011
Did you know? T
The RYA has 101,040 members
35% go cruising on yachts
14% go motor boating 8% go dinghy racing 8% go windsurfing 7 % go yacht racing
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