Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Plastic Is Polluting Our Oceans

Plastic continues to pollute our oceans and there are no signs of it slowing down. Around the world, we are producing more than 300 million tonnes of plastic each year due to its cheapness and versatility when it comes to packaging – creating an environmental problem that needs to be tackled. In 2015, 322 million tonnes of plastic were produced ...

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HM Coastguard adopts RYA SafeTrx as new safety id scheme

RYA SafeTrx now supersedes the HM Coastguard CG66 scheme  The Maritime & Coastguard Agency and the Royal Yachting Association have joined forces to reveal RYA SafeTrx as HM Coastguard’s new official voluntary safety identification scheme. RYA SafeTrx: designed to improve safety at sea The world-leading RYA SafeTrx app is designed to improve safety at sea and potentially cut vital minutes off the ...

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RYA supports inaugural Maritime Safety Week

Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, has launched the inaugural Maritime Safety Week, which will run from 9-13 July. The Minister recognises that safety is absolutely critical to underpinning success at every level and wants to raise awareness and highlight the excellent work which is already being done across our diverse industry to strive for excellence in safety. Maritime Safety Week ...

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RYA update on Brexit priorities

The RYA ensures ministers and officials across government understand the needs and concerns of recreational boaters. The UK’s preparations for leaving the EU continue, with the EU Withdrawal Bill – which transposes all EU law into UK law at the point of exit – passing its final Parliamentary stages and pressure increasing on the Government to set out its preferred ...

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Agreement will see IMOCA 60 boats in next Volvo race

A partnership agreement has been made with the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA), which provides the exclusivity to use the IMOCA 60 for crewed round the world yacht races. “This is a first step of many in preparing for the next edition of the race in 2021,” said Johan Salen, co-President of the race. “There is an ongoing co-operation ...

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INEOS TEAM UK officially challenge for the Auld Mug

Britain’s INEOS TEAM UK, representing Royal Yacht Squadron Racing, have officially entered the 36th America’s Cup in their bid to win sports oldest international trophy for Britain in 2021. Despite 21 past British challenges, 167 years has passed and Britain has still not won the trophy. The current holders Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron ...

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