The RYA

High Hopes

As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games approach excitement and focus on Japan builds. After praise was lauded on the Asian nation following a successful Rugby World Cup, there is even more anticipation for the Summer Games. Due to the very nature of the sport sailors would expect to spend a disproportionate amount of time in the Olympic venue, way more ...

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Are you equipped for distress?

RYA revises guidance for marine radio users. Press and hold the distress red button on your DSC VHF and it will transmit your distress alert every four minutes until another station acknowledges it; an EPIRB, once activated, will transmit for a minimum of 48 hours, alerting search and rescue services in the event of an emergency that you need help; ...

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Shoreside Learning

Develop your knowledge this winter with the RYA’s range of books and shorebased courses…  Winter is closing in and the days are getting shorter. For most of us this will also mean less time on the water, so how can you best prepare for another brilliant summer afloat? The RYA’s network of affiliated clubs and training centres offer many great ...

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Volunteers: boating’s unsung heroes

There is a good chance that you know someone who volunteers, or perhaps volunteer yourself. The RYA works to ensure these hardworking people are recognised for their contribution. According to Sport England 6.7 million people – 14.9 per cent of the population in England – currently volunteer in sport and physical activity. Without the millions of people who give their ...

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Get on board with RYA SafeTrx

How to use the search and rescue app to create a safety plan for your trip. With the sailing season now in full swing, the RYA, RNLI and HM Coastguard are reminding boaters that the tracking and alerting tool, RYA SafeTrx, is freely available to anyone who wants to be safer afloat. The app provides all recreational boat users, particularly ...

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Your perfect sailing spot

From disused quarries, man-made lakes, rivers, estuaries and the coast – the UK has it all. When most people think of sailing, their first thoughts turn to the sea – and getting on the water by the coast. Despite the fact that the UK is surrounded by coastline, many sailing clubs provide sailing inland – and there are many opportunities ...

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Safety First

The 2019 boating season will see the RYA launch a new digital safety campaign to highlight its key safety messages: look after yourself, have a plan, keep in touch and know your limits. A new, year-round calendar of short, impactful safety videos will cover a broad range of topics from kill cords to clipping on, and liferaft servicing to boat ...

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A SUMMER OF FUN

If you are looking to get your kids away from the screens, into the fresh air and more active outdoors this summer – then look no further and get OnBoard! A recent landmark report* has revealed that enjoyment is the single biggest influencer in motivating children to be active. Of course this will not come as a surprise to most ...

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Keeping it Clean

Clean sport is at the heart of international competition, ensuring that all athletes are competing fairly on a level playing field. The Royal Yachting Association works with World Sailing and UK Anti-Doping to promote clean sport and the values of UKAD’s 100% Me programme. A key part of this responsibility is the delivery of an education programme for sailors in ...

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Push the Boat Out

May’s Push the Boat Out proves that whatever your age, background or experience, it has never been easier to get sailing. For children and young people, sailing and windsurfing can provide a real antidote to the stresses of school, screens and social media, while for grown-ups it is a great way to get outdoors, switch off from the demands of ...

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