MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia
Sail-World.com : Get to know stalwart Neal Hill
Get to know stalwart Neal Hill


'Neal Hill and HRH the Princess Royal'    RYA
Mr. Neal Hill has been the Hon. Secretary of the North East Region for more than twenty years serving under every Chairman. Practical as well as professional, Neal has been a huge support to all the Chairmen he has worked with over the years. He has been instrumental in obtaining speakers and venues for the regions conferences, a challenging, but invaluable role. He has always represented the RYA positively when visiting clubs and organisations and is keen to support the RYA at conferences across Europe. Neal never misses the opportunity to explain how much the RYA can do for the individual and club alike.

In 2012 Neal was presented with a RYA Regional Award, one of the RYA’s most prestigious awards. The award was presented by HRH the Princess Royal, President of the RYA at the organisation’s annual Volunteer Awards ceremony held at London’s One Great George Street.

Neal Hill was nominated for his award by the RYA North East Regional Committee and was selected as a winner by the Awards panel for his service to the Region over the past twenty years.

As Project Engineer at Blyth Power Station until its closure in the mid 1990s, Neal is committed to the protection of the marine environment.

'As well as my work with the Region, I have served on the RYA Planning and Environment Committee and the European Boating Association Environment Committee. We all have a shared responsibility to look after the sea and its environment and I like to see all boaters using the sea and its resources in a responsible way.'

Neal is the region’s coastal protection officer, a job he takes very seriously. As well as his role on the committee Neal has also been involved with the RYA’s Green Blue initiative, is Chairman of the Coastal Navigation Panel and sits on the Legal and Government Affairs Committee.

The Regional Planning and Environmental Co-ordinator. (RPEC) is appointed by RYA at Hamble to help it deal with regional planning and environmental matters. In this role Neal works closely with the Planning and Environmental team, acting as their eyes and ears within the region and helping them to engage with and feed into relevant local issues. The RPEC must be a members or the Regional committee. One of the key elements of the RPEC role is to co-ordinate local feedback in relation to proposed works in the marine environment that has the potential to impact on recreational boating activity. On behalf of the RYA we contact local clubs and training centres to make them aware of the proposals and seek their views on potential impacts on their activities. Feedback on proposed works focusses on rights of navigation, navigational safety, and boating amenity.

The recently renamed Coastal Navigations Panel (CNP) has on it representatives of each of the Regions and Home Countries. Some of the current issues being addressed are:

• The impact of wind farms and wave and tidal energy on cruising.
• The continued availability of marine fuel; red diesel.
• Carriage and disposal of pyrotechnic flares
• Safety matters; kill cords, life jackets etc.
• Marine Conservation Zones.
• The levying of light dues on recreational craft.
• The impact of the recent Marine Navigation Act 2013 on boating activities.

Neal sits on this panel representing the Region and is currently Chairman of it. In this role he also sits on the main policy making body the Legal and Government Affairs Committee.

Many will have seen the Harrison Butler designed cutter, 'Naiad', which Neal has sailed for the past thirty eight years. For much of this time Naiad was based at Amble. A few years ago he based her in the West of Scotland and she is currently berthed near Oban.

'Neal is a hugely supportive member of the RYA NE Committee and many other RYA Committees nationally and previously internationally,' said Steve Gibbon, Chairman of the RYA NE Committee. 'Without volunteers like Neal, our sport would be much poorer and the RYA would not be held in such high esteem.'

RYA website


by RYA

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=118160

5:12 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Marine Business News







Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
















Yamaha inspires students to succeed by Yamaha Motor Australia,






Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,






Swan celebrates sales success *Feature by Jeni Bone,








Stealth i14 out of China by Neil Patchett,






















Volvo Team Vestas Wind skipper Nico says: 'We can win' - Part II *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind skipper - One Design is key *Feature
2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show: Popularity of caravanning and camping
2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning
Volvo Ocean Race - Danish entry confirmed as Team Vestas Wind
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 12 2014 - NZ Credit Card dead
Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating *Feature
Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs
Fire causes million dollar damage on HMAS Bundaberg
4X4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo wows water lovers
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 9 2014 - RBA confirms low rates
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Last minute accommodation options
Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Stellar results for Multihull Solutions
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 8 2014 - Oz jobless jumps
NSW Environment Minister awards 'Fish Friendly' Marina Accreditations
PSP Southampton Boat Show - Don't miss the most exciting show ever
Doyle Sailmakers delivers sails to 60m Perini Navi Sloop Perseus 3
METS - New look and feel for SuperYacht Pavilion
Aurora to ship Riviera’s World Premiere to Fort Lauderdale
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 7 2014 - NZ UnEmployment drops   
Extreme Sailing Series and GAC Pindar extend logistics contract   
Elaine Fowler, RPAYC's first female life member elected   
Chief Executive Officer sought for Yachting Australia   
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'   
Explore Australia Expo to return to Melbourne Showgrounds in 2015   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 6, 2014 - Jawboning hits NZD   
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - High-Diver Steve Black is back   
4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo - Campfire cooking corner   
Serenity Marina offers a yacht sanctuary in southern China   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 5, 2014 - Equity markets jump   
Loads in store from the RYA at the PSP Southampton Boat Show   
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Jack Gale training centre born   
See the heat with FLIR ONE *Feature   
John Temple to retire, Will Sangster appointed General Manager   
Multihull Central launches Aquila range at SIBS *Feature   
Dredging link to WA coral disease   
Cannes Yachting Festival - Come see the 55 meter Ocean Paradise   
Sun shines on recreational boating at Sydney International Boat Show   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT