The voluntary role sets out to represent the voice of young people in our boating community and provide support and guidance to the Board on behalf of our youth participants. The role also supports the recognition of the youth volunteers in the boating community.
Yasmin currently works within a commercial RYA training centre as an Operations Manager and has gained extensive experience afloat with the Ocean Youth Trust as both a volunteer and as a sail trainer. With a variety of RYA qualifications Yasmin brings a new perspective and wealth of experience to the board. On taking up the role Yasmin said/
“I am incredibly passionate about breaking down the barriers of Watersports and introducing youths to an industry that might not have been on their horizon or available to them without direction. I really value the opportunity to work with RYA Scotland to keep this drive going and develop new routes for youth participation and volunteering, along with supporting our current volunteers.”
Finlo Cottier, RYA Scotland CEO noted. “We had a lot of interest from young people about this role and we were pleased to appoint Yasmin based on her experiences. It is important we are fully representative of the boating community at a strategic level. We are hoping that we can continue to integrate youth volunteers throughout our committees that support our work. Young people should help shape the future of the boating in Scotland to ensure the next generation gain from the benefits of getting afloat.”
RYA Scotland are led by a voluntary board of directors who represent all aspects of boating in Scotland. Between the staff and volunteers of RYA Scotland we plan, run and deliver programmes of activity that cover narrow boating, powerboating and motorcruising, dinghy, keelboat and yacht sailing, volunteer, coach and club development, elite athlete development and racing, environmental awareness, advice to government, local authorities and coastal developers and a multitude of other activities to protect the rights and promote the interests of the boating community in Scotland. Our work is diverse as you can read in our Impact Report for People, Places and Communities to gain a sense of this.