Ryan Kelly - Sail NL

Ryan Kelly  - Sail NL

December 2016 - Ryan Kelly of Sail NL & RNYC in Newfoundland & Labrador

Ryan Kelly’s list of volunteer work is extensive and continues to grow. In 2013 he became the president of SailNL which includes being the volunteer administrator for the provincial organization. In this role he manages sailing instructor & coach development programming in Newfoundland, and coaches the provincial sailing team. Outside of this role, Ryan sits on NL’s provincial organizing committee for the Canada Summer Games. 

A Sail Canada Learning Facilitator, Ryan contributed to Sail Canada’s CANSail program development as a member of the CANSail Panel from 2013 to 2016. 

Ryan volunteers as a race coach for the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club race team, and is an active member of the club’s racing volunteer committee – involving everything from organizing races, to presenting at skippers meetings, to setting marks and hoisting flags. Ryan has helped the club’s sailing school in so many ways. It is not uncommon to find him sweeping out the building, organizing gear, fixing sails, or lending the coaches a hand to make repairs. He is still involved in the Sea Cadet program and volunteers on weekends in the fall and spring as a coach for them.

Without a doubt, Ryan has contributed so much to sailing in Newfoundland and in Canada!

The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club is a Member Club & Registered CANSail Training site with Sail NL & Sail Canada. RNYC delivers CANSail Dinghy programming and Sail Canada Keel Boat Sailing Training. RNYC runs a Race Team, Week Night Races, and each August they host Race Week - open to members and guests.

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