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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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Power to the children

As Britain’s leading programme for introducing kids to powerboats and training them to be safe, proficient drivers and excellent boat handlers, the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship is celebrating its 15th anniversary. First created in 2000 by RYA Powerboat Projects Manager and Event Director Andrew Norton to offer children a fun, safe and enjoyable way of honing essential skills the ...

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RYA AT SOUTHAMPTON

If you are visiting the Southampton Boat Show this year make sure you pay a visit to the RYA. Following the success of the stand move last year, you can once again find the RYA located right at the heart of the show, adjacent to the RYA Members’ Lounge in the Holiday Inn Hotel (stand BO32). The RYA has a ...

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Sticking to the rules

You may have a experienced a powerboater pass too close at speed or come across a boater whose ignorance has led to a potentially dangerous situation. Incidents like these reinforce the fact that it is not only important to understand the rules of the road, but to follow them at all times on the water. It seems that no matter ...

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RYA Sail for Gold Roadshow

London 2012 offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really connect our Olympic sailors, our heroes, with the Great British public. The sailing in Weymouth and Portland went down a storm and the support from the home crowd was stunning. So, how do we connect the fans and sailors when they are 6,000 miles away? For Rio 2016, we are delighted to ...

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