The RYA

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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RYA SafeTrx

RYA SafeTrx, the tried and trusted mobile vessel tracking solution, is about to get even better with a host of new features this summer. Using iPhone and Android smartphone technology the RYA SafeTrx tracking and alert system is easily accessible and simple to use. Whilst components of the GMDSS system remain the preferred means for communication and distress alerting, RYA ...

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Boating Abroad

If the typical UK Bank Holiday weather has whetted your appetite for stretching your sea legs further afield, are you confident you are up-to-date on the laws, rules and regulations for boating abroad? Wherever you want to go there could be factors, local or otherwise, that could leave you in a spot of bother if you do not do your ...

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Getting Rio ready

With just a few months remaining until the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony, Olympic medallists and medal hopefuls will be flocking to Weymouth and Portland this June for the last major multi-class regatta ahead of the Games. The Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland (6 – 12 June), run in partnership by the RYA, World Sailing and WPNSA as part of ...

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Push the Boat Out 2016

More than 65,000 people have discovered sailing through the RYA’s Push the Boat Out national campaign. For clubs seeking to reach new audiences, Push the Boat Out offers a unique opportunity to take part in a nationwide campaign offering everybody the chance to get afloat. Now in its fourth year, a record number of clubs and centres nationwide will again ...

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