Ben joins the RYA

Ben Hodgson is the new RYA Midlands regional development officer Ben Hodgson is the new RYA Midlands regional development officer

Ben Hodgson has replaced Gareth Brookes as RYA Midlands regional development officer.

Ben has previously been involved with the management of a commercial training centre – Carsington Sport and Leisure - for around ten years as well as running his own training business.

He is one of a handful of individuals who hold appointments as a dinghy coach assessor, powerboat trainer, windsurf trainer and a personal watercraft trainer as well as being an active centre Inspector.

“It's a personal challenge for me to bring on what Gareth's done over the past decade,” he said. “Wearing all the different hats I have, there's probably only half a dozen venues in the Midlands I've not been to, so I've got a good feel for everything that's been going on in our clubs and what centres are up to, plus I know a lot of the individuals.”

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