WANTED: North Wales Club Youth Racing Circuit Co-ordinator

A message from RYA Cymru Wales and the North Wales Clubs Regional Committee:

The North Wales Regional Committee seeks to appoint a CYRC Coordinator for the 2016 season.

The CYRC series has been running in North Wales for over 15 years; it provides a coordinated racing circuit for young novice sailors to get started in their racing careers. The emphasis is on FUN and CAMERADERY.

Are you up for it? Or do you know someone who is?

What does it entail?

  • Setting up and co-ordinating the dates for the series (last year’s coordinator has already started this)
  • Liaising with clubs to ensure the smooth running of the events ( There are template NORs and SIs)
  • Co-ordinating/ facilitating the series results
  • Collection of series fees from clubs ( very easy, most clubs just sent them through)
  • Purchase/ obtain series prizes (last years were mostly gained through sponsorship)
  • Provide advice to clubs with regard to running events (with support from RYA)
  • This is a voluntary role- a great CV builder!
  • Expenses and mileage paid by prior agreement


For more information please contact northwalescommittee@ryacymruwales.org.uk

Many thanks
Bill Barry
North Wales Regional Committee

Tony Forster

As a founder member of the then British Steel Shotton Sailing Club in 1983 I took part in the first beginners sailing course, in an Optimist believe it or not (quite a feat for someone 6' 4" tall!) and then began to help with further courses. My first dinghy was an Enterprise and much sailing in this and coaching by our first RYA Principal, John Swift, resulted in me gaining the RYA Dinghy Instructor award in 1984. In 1985 I joined the committee and over the years moved through the roles of Club Captain, Vice Commodore and then Commodore a position in which I proudly served for about 25 years. During my tenure as Commodore I saw the club become Corus Colors Sailing Club and then starting around 2004 I helped to steer the club towards independence from the Steelworks Sports & Social Club, the formation of the company and charity Shotwick Lake Sailing and the purchase of the lake and buildings. Although I have frequently raced at the club my main interest has been in the development of the club and ,of course, in the training section. In the early years John Swift, Alan Sourbutts and myself managed to get the club recognised as an RYA Training Centre. Then, some years later, on passing my RYA Senior Instructor qualification I was appointed as the RYA Training Principal, a role which I still perform to this day. Over the years I have sailed Toppers, Mirrors, GP14s, Herons, Lasers, Wayfarers, Wanderers and many others and my seafaring has included sailing a Sailfish 18 and a Leisure 17SL which I still own. Over the years I have witnessed massive changes and developments at the club and have cared passionately about its success and future. I have been truly blessed to have been able to serve such a fantastic organisation and to have made so many friends along the way.