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Coaching West Midlands

Coaching West Midlands is all about the training team and training courses on offer within the West Midlands Region. The team is headed by the Regional Development Officer (RDO) Gareth Brookes and supported by a dedicated team of Coach's, Trainers, Senior Instructors, Sailing Development Officers (SDO), a High Performance Manager and numerous other personnel from the RYA.

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High Performance Manager (HPM)

Chris Blackburn

North & West Zones

Work:   023 8060 4100 (RYA HQ)

Mobile: 07909 994637

Email:  chris.blackburn@rya.org.uk

Gareth Brookes

RYA Regional Development Officer


Work:   023 8060 4100 (RYA HQ)

Mobile: 07876 330136

Email:  gareth.brookes@rya.org.uk

Sailing Development Officer (SDO)

The Black Country and Birmingham

Patricia Ordsmith

Mobile: 07810 813272

Email:   patricia.ordsmith@rya.org.uk

Sailability Regional Organiser

Ben Julian

West Midlands Region

Work:   023 8060 4100 (RYA HQ)

Mobile: 07851 635896

Email:  collismartyn@aol.com

Regional Development Officer (RDO)

Hereford & Worcestershire, Shropshire and Warwickshire

Gareth Brookes

Mobile: 07876 330136

Email:   gareth.brookes@rya.org.uk

Sailing Development Officer (SDO)


Brett Cokayne

Mobile: 07800 779302

Email:   Brett.Cokayne@rya.org.uk

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High Performance Manager

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West Midlands Committee

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