The RYA

Learning to Fly

The adrenaline rush of flying across the water takes sailing and windsurfing to dizzy new heights, and now thanks to the RYA it is open to anyone. Here is how you can get involved. Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you will know that foiling is the coolest thing to have happened to sailing in years. Where foiling ...

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Push the Boat Out

There is something for everyone as RYA Push the Boat Out gives you the chance to try sailing and windsurfing for free or low cost this May. If you are on the lookout for something completely different, whether you are bored of the gym and want some outdoor health and fitness, are a bit of an adrenaline junkie, need something ...

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RYA Dinghy Show 2018

The RYA Dinghy Show presented by Suzuki, in association with Yachts and Yachting and Gill, is the only show in the world dedicated to dinghy sailing and is the perfect place to kick start your season. Taking place at Alexandra Palace, London, over the weekend of 3 – 4 March, this year’s theme is #dinghysailingforlife celebrating a lifetime sport for ...

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WALKER TAKES OVER THE HELM

Meet Ian Walker, double Olympic medallist, Volvo Ocean Race-winning skipper and new Director of RYA Racing.   In October 2017, Walker took up the baton from John Derbyshire, who has retired after 32 years’ involvement with the RYA, including 16 years in the Director of Racing role. Walker has enjoyed an impressive and multi-faceted career in the sport, winning two ...

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WHAT DOES THE RYA DO FOR YOU?

If you are considering joining the RYA you will want to know what you will get in return and what the organisation will be doing for you. It is a fair question. You buy a boat, you might join a local club or association, get a couple of training certificates and just enjoy getting out on the water. Rarely, if ...

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Protecting marine environments

  The RYA reflects on the Government response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s MPAs inquiry The Government has not adequately responded to concerns around Marine Protected Areas, according to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). The suite of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is designed to protect and enhance the marine environments of the Overseas Territories and around the UK coast, whilst ...

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How active is your marina?

For any boater, there is no greater pleasure than enjoying the fun and freedom of being out on the water.  For those of us who are lucky enough to own a boat, finding the time to fit cruising into our busy lifestyles or having the confidence to explore and extend our horizons can at times become challenging. Since its launch ...

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RYA on show

If you are visiting the YachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show this month pay a visit to the RYA. Now in its 49th year, the Southampton Boat Show is one of Europe’s biggest purpose-built marinas showcasing the very best that the international marine industry has to offer. Celebrating the lifestyle, fun and excitement that being on the water has to offer, Britain’s ...

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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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