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Winterising

Winterising

1. Use it. The best way to winterise a boat is to use it as it’s designed to move! A boat contains a multitude of systems that hate inactivity – particularly the engine. There are plenty of other items that would benefit from winterisation but if you decide not to use your boat in the winter and only do one ...

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Pride of Clyde

Pride of Clyde

Back at the end of July, RYA Scotland hosted the ‘Commonwealth Flotilla’ which saw a 250 strong fleet of boats of all shapes and sizes make the 19 nautical mile journey from Greenock to Glasgow up the River Clyde. It was estimated that thousands of people from across Glasgow and west Scotland turned out to welcome the Flotilla filling the ...

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Salvage laws and how they can affect you

Salvage laws and how they can affect you

SALVAGE laws have evolved from the philosophy that the protection of maritime property at sea should be encouraged by the courts through the offer of rewards to those who go to the assistance of others. Under Salvage Law a person who recovers another person’s boat or cargo from danger at sea is entitled to a reward based on the value ...

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Top tips for trouble free towing, launch and recovery

Top tips for trouble free towing, launch and recovery

Get hitched without a hitchWhen you buy a sports boat or a RIB, your main concern is whether you can actually drive the thing without crashing into pontoons and other boats, navigate without getting lost and deal with any mechanical issues said boat may throw at you. What many of us overlook is that, unless you are fortunate enough to ...

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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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