Who's Who

Welsh Yachting Association

Welsh Yachting Association
8 Llys Y Mor
Plas Menai
LL55 1UE

Hill House
14 Victoria Place
NP20 4DZ

Contact Details
Richard Twining
Position: National Officer
Phone: 01248 670738
Email: [email protected]

Susanne Newbold
Position: Area Representative
Phone: 029 20631163
Fax: (same)
Email: [email protected]

Background of Organisation

The WYA is the governing body for sailing, cruising, windsurfing, boating and power-boating in Wales. It is the Royal Yachting Association Council for Wales. The WYA was established on a company limited by a guarantee in 1994. The WYA is grant-aided by the Sports Council for Wales.

Organisational Objectives

The WYA's objective is to promote the sport in Wales through programs leading to increased participation; raise performance levels, strengthen the membership base and ensure that participants are not unduly restricted in their rights to participate in a safe and responsible manner. There are currently 115 clubs affiliated to WYA and an estimated 25,000 people take part in the sport.

Relevant Policies, Projects & Activities

Support for the sustainable management & use of the marine environment. Ensuring recreational interests of the sailing community are accounted for in considering plans, projects & programs affecting the marine environment. Recognition of WYA as a key stakeholder in the integrated management of the marine environment. Support education rather than legislation as a key approach to management.