Beach party for successful Snettisham

Snettisham Beach Sailing Club have been granted the esteemed Volvo RYA Champion Club status for their commitment to junior sailing and the delivery of high level training.

Snettisham Beach Sailing Club have been granted the esteemed Volvo RYA Champion Club status for their commitment to junior sailing and the delivery of high level training.

The new RYA chief executive Sarah Treseder presented the award to Snettisham Beach Sailing Club's RYA principal Katie Daniels, and dinghy instructors Fergus Barnham and Alex Daniels of SBSC, at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show in London, on Saturday.

The Volvo RYA Champion Club Programme recognises sailing clubs with a commitment to junior sailing and race coaching in the UK.

On presenting the award Sarah Treseder said: "I'm delighted we're signing up yet another fantastic club to the Volvo RYA Champion Club programme. Snettisham and the other 163 Champion Clubs do such a great job for the sport inspiring more people to take up sailing regularly and setting great foundations for taking their sailing to a higher level. I pass on my congratulations to Snettisham and look forward to seeing some great talent coming up through the club."


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Katie Daniels RYA Principal at Snettisham Beach SC said: "SBSC are very proud to have been awarded Volvo RYA Championship Status, it makes all the hard work over the past three years worthwhile, especially when we see juniors who were complete beginners gain confidence and progress through to enjoying racing. Some recently took part in their first National Regatta at Grafham Water in February."

Club members will see increased levels of development advice and professional coaching including support from their local RYA High Performance Manager Paul Wren.

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Wren said: "It really is an exciting time to be involved in the Volvo RYA Champion Club Programme and the incentives are there for every club to take full advantage of."

Snettisham will also benefit from enhanced club coach and volunteer development on top of the Champion Club programme support. This taps into Sport England's recent commitment of �1.1m ring fenced for supporting the RYA's flagship Junior Sailing initiatives over the next three years.

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