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RYA leads call for limited and controlled access to marinas

Definitive guidance sought from key Government Ministers With the current COVID-19 pandemic forcing the country into lockdown, the RYA has received a considerable number of enquiries from members who are not able to gain access to their boats now that most marinas have closed. We are acutely aware that our members currently have valid concerns about the inability to undertake checks in respect of security and essential maintenance. More »

Published 15:30 on 28 Apr 2020

Do you know someone who could sail The Long Way Up?

Sailing charity Turn to Starboard is seeking twenty-four, forces' veterans to take part in the nautical adventure of a lifetime! The Long Way Up challenge offers wounded, injured or traumatised servicemen and women the chance to join one of three 40-foot yachts sailing the length of Britain, from Land's End to John O'Groats and back. A minimum of one week's previous yacht sailing experience More »

Published 16:04 on 10 Mar 2020

What are we going to do with all the old FRP boats?

Oceans accumulating plastic, and other illegally dumped waste , is not the only cause of marine pollution. Some old boats are dumped or deliberately sunk, with the excuse of creating artificial reefs: not only is this underwater detritus physically destructive to marine ecosystems (damaging coral or fragile sea bed vegetation), but as the vessels break down in the water, their plastic-based hulls release harmful micro-plastics into the sea. Fibre-reinforced More »

Published 08:09 on 4 Mar 2020

New campaign to encourage girls to pursue careers at sea

Research by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency reveals that of 1,210 people who have qualified as senior yacht seafarers since 2006, only sixty of them are women. Jenny Matthews and Natasha Ambrose are working hard to change that statistic, by raising the visibility and awareness of women in the maritime industry, and encouraging schoolgirls to consider careers as superyacht captains. Jenny Matthews and Natasha Amrose of She of the Sea, a More »

Published 18:44 on 26 Feb 2020

RYA reflects on result of 2019 General Election

Clear majority in House of Commons is welcomed The RYA has welcomed the election of a majority Government and hopes that this will see progress on issues across Government that impact on recreational boating and outstanding issues related to Brexit of concern to its members. Howard Pridding, RYA Director of External Affairs, said: "With the Government now having a clear majority in the House of Commons, More »

Published 11:37 on 19 Dec 2019

RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award 2020

Voting is now open for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award 2020, supported by Gallagher. Cast your vote at https://awards.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/rya/ The annual award recognises the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK, promoting the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club. The RYA Awards Panel have selected 10 finalists for 2020: Prestwick Sailing Club Yorkshire More »

Published 11:42 on 13 Dec 2019

Golden Globe Race: heading towards 2022

Les Sables d'Olonne are committed to a second edition Some twenty competitors already entered Signing of the agreement at the Paris Nautic with Don McIntyre Press Release - Les Sables d'Olonne AgglomĂ©ration, Paris, December 11, 2019 The Golden Globe Race delivers this rare alchemy: be an event of international scope and keep a family and fraternal spirit. This duality gives a unique personality to More »

Published 11:45 on 12 Dec 2019

Two Handed Jangada win the 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race

Richard Palmer's British JPK 10.10 Jangada was presented with the RORC Transatlantic Trophy in Grenada at a ceremony and prize giving banquet held at Camper & Nicholsons Victory Bar and Restaurant. Racing Two Handed with Jeremy Waitt, Jangada scored the best corrected time under IRC to win the race overall and completed the 3,000nm race in 17 Days 10 hrs 11 mins 06 secs. Jangada is the first Two Handed team to win More »

Published 11:50 on 11 Dec 2019

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