At this year’s RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2010 held at Alexandra Palace, London, over the weekend of 6-7 March the RYA launched its newest membership categories, dedicated to Youth and Junior members.
Going live in April the memberships promise to be educational, informative and fun with lots of freebies and activities which will keep youngsters interested in the sport.
Junior Membership is aimed at primary school children aged 5-11. As well as receiving a quarterly newsletter in the post, jam packed with fun stories and illustrations, they will receive a Go Sailing Activity Book, perfect for keeping them occupied on long boating trips. Juniors will also have access to their very own RYA Junior website.
The second new category is the Youth Membership for secondary school youngsters ages 12-17. Youth members will receive a quarterly E-newsletter where they will find all the latest RYA news, interviews with their favourite sailing heroes, competitions and even career advice. They also will receive the Practical Guide to Boating Knots Book and an exclusive login to the RYA Youth website.
RYA Marketing Operations Manager Paul Bayliss says:
'We’re really hoping to relate to young people with the launch of these new memberships, and in a way that the RYA hasn’t previously managed. By getting people to join us at an early stage, we hope that they’ll understand a bit more about the RYA in the longer term and keep enjoying which ever form of water sports that they enjoy, for years to come.'
For RYA Family Members, Youth and Junior Membership is inclusive. If you join separately, junior membership is £5 and Youth Membership is £14 (£11 by Direct Debit).
For more information visit: www.rya.org.uk