The RYA

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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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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