The RYA

WHAT DOES THE RYA DO FOR ME?

Did you know last year more than £3m from RYA membership fees was re-invested into getting more people on the water more often, in a safe way? The support of the membership base enables the RYA to lobby and campaign on critical issues, including safety, access and freedom to go afloat; to support sport and club development at 1,500 affiliated ...

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Find your tribe at the RYA Dinghy Show

Set to return to the magnificent Alexandra Palace over the weekend of 2 – 3 March, the RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki is a long standing favourite with dinghy sailors. This year the RYA will be celebrating the diversity within the sport, recognising the different ‘tribes’ that make up the dinghy sailing community through ...

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Fast Track to Success

Looking for a New Year Challenge? Or perhaps a new career direction? Whatever your incentive, fast-tracking to your goals is one way to get there – all you need is determination, drive and our top tips along the way.  You might have seen and heard the promises – ‘become a Yachtmaster Offshore in as little as 14 weeks’. It is ...

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Safeguarding the future

RYA encourages its 112,000 members to contact local MPs to highlight recreational boating issues. Following a summer of discontent over the Chequers proposal, it seemed that the Government was finally making progress in its negotiations with the EU as national leaders prepared to gather for the European Council meeting in Salzburg in September. In the weeks leading up to the ...

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Bringing home the medals

British sailors asserted their dominance in the first Tokyo 2020 test. For Britain’s Olympic class athletes, 2018 concluded with the biggest test of the year – the world’s best facing off on the very waters that will play host to the Tokyo 2020 sailing competition. After several weeks of training in Enoshima, the chosen venue for Tokyo 2020, the Brits ...

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Job Done

All the action from the British Sailing Team at Aarhus as they book their places for Tokyo 2020. ‘Job done’. That was the assessment from British Sailing Team boss Mark Robinson as Great Britain became the first and only nation to win spots in all 10 Olympic sailing classes for Tokyo 2020 following strong performances at the 2018 Sailing World ...

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The Next Step

If getting out on the water at one of the RYA’s Push the Boat Out or Try Sailing taster sessions floated your boat or you got the bug at the Southampton Boat Show, why not build on the basics by joining a club or taking a course?   First time boating is a magical experience. The peace out on the ...

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TEST OF SKILL AND SPEED

Thousands of young powerboating enthusiasts have been testing their skills on the throttle at clubs up and down the country in a bid to secure a spot at one of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship Area Finals.    The top drivers from each area heat go on to battle it out on the water to be crowned Area Champions ...

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Right to Work

RYA joins forces with British Association of Snowsport Instructors to lobby for seasonal workers’ rights. The Telegraph has reported the RYA’s lobbying efforts to engage with Ministers and officials to minimise any adverse impact on, or unintended consequences for, the eligibility of UK citizens holding RYA qualifications to work in EU member states. The article, written by James Rothwell, Brexit ...

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Better Boating

Become a better boater with help and advice from delivery partners RYA and RNLI. The RYA’s purpose is simple: to promote and protect safe, successful and rewarding British boating. A safe mindset and the ability to learn from others, are vital to achieve this. The RYA recognises that realistically danger can never be eliminated completely. Nevertheless, the national governing body ...

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