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THE VALUE OF TRAINING

THE VALUE OF TRAINING

Windsurfer Jake Patrick knows the value of getting properly trained in the sport he loves. “When I was in Team15 I looked up to the instructors and volunteers and wanted to do what they were doing,” he says. Every year some 250,000 people of all ages and experience undertake RYA Training courses – practical and theory – across the full ...

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LEGACY – OLYMPICS ONE YEAR ON

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Jon White, RYA Sport Development Manager, insists that sailing clubs can’t rely solely on the feel-good fall-out from the Games to draw people to the sport. He believes it is more important than ever that clubs help themselves in making the sport as appealing and accessible as possible in order to regularly encourage more people out on to the water, ...

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Things To Know When Cruising In Europe

Requirements vary from country to country, so research your destination!

As the weather (finally!) looks like it might be perking up, the temptation to jump on your boat and cruise over to Europe for a few days is never far away. But would you know the latest laws, regulations and legislation – local and otherwise – applicable to where you wanted to go? If you are cruising the waters of ...

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We meet the people of the RYA

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Deborah Cornick – Editor, RYA Magazine “I’ve worked at the RYA for 12 years and I’m responsible for the delivery of the RYA’s quarterly magazine sharing all the latest news and information from across the RYA. “I work with everyone across the company promoting the work of the RYA, publishing what’s new and sharing advice and information with our readers. ...

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What’s on at the RYA Dinghy Show 2013

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The RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Suzuki and Yachts & Yachting, is the only place to be over the weekend of 2-3 March if you’re into dinghy sailing or are thinking about taking to the water for the first time. The event showcases  all the very best that the dinghy sailing world has to offer, from kit, boats and ...

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2012 – What A Year!

2013: A BUSY YEAR

What an exciting year 2012 has been to date; not just for Great Britain as a nation but for the RYA too! As well as representing the interests of 3.2 million UK boaters, we’ve run special events, crowned champions and seen Olympic and Paralympic JanuaryAt the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, the RYA unveiled its new ‘Our Sporting Life – ...

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Paralympics 2012

Sailing clubs seek winning formula

Changing fortunes: How the ParalympicsGB sailing team bounced back to win two medals on home waters Rewind four years to September 2008 and    Britain’s Paralympians had just returned empty-handed from China, the third successive medal-less Games since sailing became a full Paralympic sport at Sydney 2000. There were some dark days for the six Brits all of whom who had ...

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Talking Olympics

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From those who have been there, done that Until you have sat there, on that Olympic start line, oblivious to everything but the other boats around you, you cannot begin to comprehend what it is really going to be like. Likewise, when other people ask you it is almost impossible to conjure up the words to describe that maelstrom of ...

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Ride the Olympic wave

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Legacy, legacy, legacy; it’s undoubtedly the buzzword of London 2012. But what good is a buzzword if there is nothing in place to actually make it happen? While the media spotlight falls ever more intensely on the sailors representing Team GB at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, behind the scenes the RYA and Britain’s sailing clubs, training centres and class ...

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No Accident!

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Becoming an Olympic or Paralympic champion When, as we hope, at least one Brit stands atop the podium this summer, that sailor’s success will represent the thousands of people throughout the UK who work tirelessly to make sure Britain has the best shot of remaining the world’s top performing nation. That champion sailor will probably never know of the existence ...

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