The RYA

Disability can be plain sailing

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No matter what kind of sailing you are in to, the common denominator that keeps us all keen and enthusiastic is the freedom that being out on the water gives us. The thrill as you head away from land, sheet in your sail and feel yourself propelled forward by the forces of nature is undeniable. If you’re disabled, then all ...

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Book your place for the 2010 Motor Cruise

For many of us, our first serious foray offshore will be across the English Channel. It’s not rocket science but to the novice, it can be intimidating and it was with this in mind that the RYA set up its annual motor and sail cruises. The basic premise is to provide novice skippers with the advice and support to head ...

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Chance to see how other half goes to sea

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IT has been a long, hard winter but after months of battling with sub–zero conditions spring is finally here and with it come all the delights of the boating season: antifouling, mildew and peeling varnish. Sound appealing? Maybe not, and it is therefore important to focus your mind on the joys of actually getting back out on the water and ...

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RYA bids farewell to Rod Carr

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Whatever your view of the RYA, most people will eye the departure of chief executive Rod Carr with regret. Rod has been at the helm for the last ten years and he has been highly regarded as an effective ambassador for the many branches of recreational boating that we embrace. Having been there for 28 year, he has also played ...

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RYA gives instructors special status

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From an outsider’s perspective, being a sailing or powerboating instructor can seem like a pretty ideal way of life: you get to play around in other people’s boats and, if you’re very lucky, you can end up in some pretty amazing locations getting paid for the privilege. And the basic fact is that instructing is a pretty amazing job – ...

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Keep up to speed with the RYA – on paper or in practice

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One of the great things about any watersport is that you are constantly learning. Whether you’re heading out on to the water for the first time, or perfecting some tricky manoeuvre, it’s all about improving and refining your skills. And this is where the RYA training structure really comes to the fore: It doesn’t matter what kind of boating you ...

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Going for gold to reward long term members

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Everyone admires loyalty; the ability to stick with something through thick and thin is always an admirable quality and one that generally deserves to be rewarded. It was with this in mind that the RYA has decided to set up its Gold Membership scheme to recognise long-term members. Considering that the RYA has been a membership organisation since 1875, loyalty ...

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