The RYA

RACING WITH RYA SAILABILITY

Sailability has always been about getting people of all abilities on the water and enjoying the freedom and buzz of sailing with independence and dignity. But how does someone ‘having a go’ become a regular sailor? Racing can be key. The first hurdle is overcoming the ‘what ifs’. What if the boat capsizes? What if the sailing club is not ...

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ONBOARD BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT

In the past 12 years OB has introduced more than half a million youngsters to sailing and windsurfing and in June it was been officially relaunched. It is RYA OnBoard but not as you know it. Imagine sparking a passion for sailing in a child, watching that child’s confidence and independence grow week-by-week and inspiring that youngster so much that ...

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App for staying safe

RYA SafeTrx App, the mobile vessel tracking solution, has additional enhancements and continues to prove its worth to sailors. Our safety on the water should always be a high priority, but is often something we can take for granted, especially when our minds are focused on enjoying and making the most of our time afloat. With the full support of ...

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Push the Boat Out this summer

If you want to get back out on the water this year or perhaps inspire your non-sailing family and friends to give sailing or windsurfing a go, then make sure you are ready for RYA Push the Boat Out. Due to its success, PTBO returns for nine days this year from 13 – 21 May with sailing clubs and centres ...

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BOAT BUYING PITFALLS

Whether you are buying a brand new motor cruiser or a second hand dinghy, potential pitfalls apply. So how do you stop your heart ruling your head when purchasing a boat to avoid making an expensive mistake? You have decided on a model, spotted a boat for sale you like and are ready to declare your interest in buying it. ...

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Training in Focus

Training is a brilliant way to get your confidence up, so that your first foray into the boating world is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. If you have never set foot on a boat before, the prospect can seem daunting. It is a confusing world: RIBs, powerboats, dinghies, yachts… What is a keel boat? And let’s not get started on multi-hulls. ...

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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017

What can you expect to find at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017? There is no better place to prepare for the season ahead than the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show in association with Yachts and Yachting, brought to you by the RYA. Over the weekend of 4 – 5 March, Alexandra Palace will once again be transformed into a world ...

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2020 vision for Tokyo

As the curtain comes down on another successful Olympic quadrennium, RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park explains how the British Sailing Team is already making its first in-roads towards Tokyo 2020. For this Rio cycle, the British Sailing Team has continued to go from strength to strength. It was great that for the last couple of years, just as international competition ...

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RYA Review of the year

We take a look back at some of the RYA highlights of 2016. January At the London Boat Show recreational sailor Angus Watson was awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year Award for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills when passing his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam. Amateur round the world yachtsman Angus was presented with the prestigious trophy, ...

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Champions of tomorrow

While our British Olympians and Paralympians were winning medals on the waters of Guanabara Bay at Rio 2016, the next generation of sailors were honing their skills in their respective youth and junior classes. The British Youth Sailing Team manage sailors from the very start of the Pathway until their final transition into the British Sailing Team. They are supporting ...

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