Gordon appointed development officer with yachting body

Gordon appointed development officer with yachting body

18 November 2020

LOCAL sailor Gordon Reid has been re-appointed Development Officer with the Royal Yachting Association in Northern Ireland.

Gordon has a background in dinghy sailing and rowing and has been involved with power-boating, windsurfing and kayaking.

As an active sailor and instructor at East Down Yacht Club, Killyleagh Yacht Club and the Northern Ireland Sea Cadets, Gordon has competed in multiple national and international events. 

He is a past commodore of East Down Yacht Club and is active at Lagan Scullers’ Club.

Gordon has previously worked in club and coach development with Rowing Ireland, and as an active board member of the NI Sports Forum. 

He is also a member of the Sport Matters Implementation Group for Participation. Gordon is also qualified as an architect and has worked in various practices within Northern Ireland for 25 years.

Commenting on his new role, which is to cover maternity leave, Gordon said: “It is great to be back and getting up to speed with the new ways we can support individuals, clubs and centres as they seek to engage and hold onto members in these difficult times.

“I look forward to meeting representative of clubs and centres over the coming weeks and I am keen to support members in their work, so that we can all become better at what we do.”