Category Archives: RYA

Cruising in the Midlands – yes really!

By | July 26, 2018

You don’t have to live by the sea to be a big boat sailor in the Midlands. Did you know the region has no fewer than eight cruising clubs, with a number of dinghy sailing clubs also having cruising sections? Anyone interested in, or with an established passion, for yachting can join like-minded seafarers to… Read More »

RYA reflects on Government’s Brexit White Paper

By | July 26, 2018

On 12 July, the Government published its Brexit White Paper, The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, setting out in more detail the UK’s desired model for its end-state relationship with the EU, to take effect after the implementation period which is due to end on 1 January 2021. The White… Read More »

Choose the right CO alarm and be aware of false claims!

By | July 2, 2018

Following media reports this June about non-working imported carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sold on internet shopping sites, the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) is cautioning boaters, that choosing the right CO alarm is an especially critical decision as boats can fill in minutes, sometimes seconds, with lethal levels of the highly toxic gas. The BSS has… Read More »

RYA and HM Coastguard ask boaters for feedback on MSI broadcasts

By | June 25, 2018

The RYA and HM Coastguard are urging boaters to use this simple online form to give feedback and report their experiences on HM Coastguard MSI VHF weather broadcasts.   The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is responsible in the UK for broadcasting Maritime Safety Information (MSI). MSI, which includes both weather information and navigational warnings, is broadcast on VHF… Read More »