National governing body (NGB)
NGB contact: Viv Nanopulou
The RYA nominates members of the RYA UK Junior Squad or RYA UK Youth Squad, or sailors who are part of a recognised and selected British Youth Sailing international team or squad. The criteria are as follows:
It is normal for the RYA to make nominations using performance at Junior Class International events during the summer, these events may be World Championships, European Championships or other international events.
If sufficient nominations remain, the top ranked eligible boy/open and (all) girl crews in each Youth Class (not in receipt of a TASS award or on the Podium Potential Pathway (P3) or above) based on the RYA UK Youth Squad indicator series may be nominated. The remaining places will be allocated by the RYA Performance Directorate on a discretionary basis, based on their opinion of:
The nomination process
SportsAid only supports unfunded athletes who are nominated by their sport's national governing body. This ensures the right athletes get the right help at the right time - enhancing the sports' talent development programmes rather than duplicating them. Nominations take place every autumn. You should contact your sport about whether you meet the criteria for the next round of SportsAid awards. Meeting the nomination criteria does not necessarily guarantee a SportsAid award because the charity can only distribute what it has fundraised.
Contact Viv Nanopulou at the RYA.