Sue Bull, Principal – Cransley Sailing Club
HRH The Princess Royal, President of the Royal Yachting Association, will honour 11 Midlands sailors with the RYA’s most prestigious awards in recognition of their exceptional generosity and commitment to the sport at grassroots level later this month. See RYA website
Sailors spanning the whole region, from Northamptonshire to north Staffordshire, will receive RYA Volunteer Awards at the RYA’s annual awards ceremony in London on Friday 22 November 2019.
Sue Bull joined Cransley SC eight years ago, when her son and daughter learnt to sail there. After learning to sail herself, she was keen to give something back, so gained her RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Safety Boat qualifications and joined the committee, becoming club Commodore and, in 2017, its RYA Training Principal. Her dedication to her training role has led to a rise in club members.
She said: “I get so much pleasure out of doing what I do, but to receive an award for doing something I enjoy is the icing on the cake. I must be a bit bonkers as I really enjoy our RYA annual inspection. It’s nothing to be scared of as it’s a two way conversation and I always pick up some great tips to implement. I look forward to the annual Affiliated Clubs Conference too as I always come away with ideas on how to improve what we do.”