On Saturday 03 March the overall winner of Britain's prestigious RYA Club of the Year Award 2012 will be announced at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2012.
Chichester Yacht Club - one of the finalists
The top five clubs will travel to the show, held at Alexandra Palace, London to collect their finalist awards and enjoy a fun filled day at the show before the overall winner is unveiled at 16:45pm on the Volvo Main Stage.
The shortlisted clubs were selected by the RYA Honours and Awards Panel who judged them on how well they promote the sport, encourage people onto the water and make their activities varied and available to their community.
RYA Volunteer Development Officer Jackie Bennetts, who coordinates the awards comments: 'We are delighted to announce this year’s RYA Club of the Year finalists who are all excellent; well run, vibrant and forward looking clubs, who really excel at what they set out to do. The Club of the Year Awards are a fantastic opportunity to highlight and promote all the good work clubs and their members put into keeping our sport alive'.
This year’s five finalists are:
Chichester Yacht Club, Chichester Marina, West Sussex
Hollowell Sailing Club, Hollowell Reservoir, Northamptonshire
Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club, Lowton, Greater Manchester
Salcombe Yacht Club, South Devon
Staunton Harold Sailing Club, Staunton Harold Reservoir, Derbyshire
To find out more about the show and to book your tickets visit www.dinghyshow.org.uk